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How to have a relaxing vacation in a city

Beach and spa vacations are typically associated with relaxation while urban getaways tend to be all go, go, go, but that doesn’t always have to be the case, according to Michael Bonsor, the hotel manager of Rosewood London. “You can absolutely head to a city for a relaxing vacation,” he said.

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Born to be wild (flowers): Three springtime delights in the desert

If spring wildflowers were people, they'd be a carefree lot, free spirits who don't set their alarm clocks and never check email. They'd toss their colorful heads with a mischievous catch-me-if-you-can dare, living by the seats of their pants. If they had pants. But they don't. They're flowers, born to be wild and au so naturel.

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New planetarium in Charlotte

Discovery Place/Nature unveiled its new planetarium Thursday.
John D. Simmons The Charlotte Observer
New planetarium in Charlotte 1:28

New planetarium in Charlotte

First look at the National Museum of African American History and Culture 1:43

First look at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Rafters enjoy the rapids on the French Broad River 1:46

Rafters enjoy the rapids on the French Broad River

Triplet lemurs born despite birth control at South Carolina Zoo 1:42

Triplet lemurs born despite birth control at South Carolina Zoo