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A 'Monumental' exhibit of Alexander Calder's works at Denver Botanic Gardens
Want to get lost? Let this couple's blog be your guide

Uncover the day-to-day life (and the actual cost) as a couple backpack on less traveled roads through Afghanistan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia and Iran.

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If it's lavender fields forever you're seeking, you can find that deep purple haze much closer to home

You don't have to go to Washington for a celebration of all things lavender as the Sequim, Wash., story suggested [“They Just Love Their Lavender,” by Sara Lessley, May 21].

Highland Springs Ranch & Inn in Cherry Valley, north of Beaumont, has an annual Lavender Festival ( This year its June 9-11 and 16-18, and you can stay on the property.

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Peruvian treks, learn to tie knots



An REI expert will teach you basic camping knots and how to tie them.

When, where: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Woodland Hills, 6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Admission, info: $29. (818) 703-5300



Learn about hiking the Inca Trail as well as other off-the-beaten track Peruvian treks.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W.

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Whether you're traveling in Nicaragua or Nevada, here are five rules for keeping your kids happy
How Disney fit a Guardians of the Galaxy space age power plant into a theme park

The new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride set to open Saturday at Disney California Adventure looks like it was dropped from outer space into the middle of the Anaheim theme park. And that’s by design.

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