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In the winter that won't quit, resorts extend their ski and board seasons. Ready to hit the slopes on July 4?

What a winter. What a wedding cake.

From Tahoe south, California ski resorts have enjoyed a remarkably generous season, getting as much as 60 feet of snow in some areas and more than 40 feet in Mammoth.

Many resorts have already extended their seasons, and some plan to fire up the lifts until the Fourth of July.

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Everything's coming up primroses and poppies and ranunculuses, but these blooms won't last much longer

Spring flowers have had a tough go of it in the past few years. California's climate isn’t the most hospitable, and the gods have been extra stingy with rain in recent years.

But this is the year that everything changed.

Thanks to extra precipitation and some luck, the show should be worth seeing.

In some places, it has already.

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The magic of Orlando, Fla., awaits you with this $237 fare on Delta and United from LAX

You can visit your favorite northern Florida theme park, thanks to a $237 round-trip fare to Orlando, Fla., from LAX on Delta and United.

The fare, which includes all taxes and fees and is subject to availability, is for travel Aug. 15-Nov. 3.

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The Netherlands' original pop-up tulip garden opens. Here's what a drone saw over Keukenhof.

Tulips are popping up at Netherlands’ famed Keukenhof gardens near Amsterdam, which opened Thursday for the spring season. Millions more, plus daffodils and other plants, will flower over the next few months until the show ends in late May.

Peter Bakker snapped photos via a drone, showing the neat patterns and colors that showcase the country’s most famous flower: tulips.

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Virgin Voyages cruise line steams forward. Virgin America airline gets ready to fade away

Virgin Voyages on Wednesday took the first steps in making good on Richard Branson’s promise in 2015 to create a cruise line like no other.

In Genoa, Italy, the first piece of steel was cut at Fincantieri Ship Yard for the first of three midsize cruise ships that will bear the Virgin logo. Folks could tune in to the splashy celebration on a Facebook live feed.

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Mammoth got so much snow this winter it called in the National Guard for help

Hey, Mammoth Lakes, add this group shot of the National Guard to your winter scrapbook.

Burdened with removing the 44 feet of snow that had fallen this season, the village of 8,200 called in the National Guard earlier this month to help cart 4,000 tons of it away.

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