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Into the Wild(woods) of New Jersey

Beach vacations, done right, have a magical way of getting you to eat, drink and do things you'd normally steer clear of on a regular weekday. Take roller coasters. I hadn't been on one in years, ever since a wild ride on the Phantom's Revenge at a Kennywood school picnic left me dizzy for weeks.

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Best-Kept Secrets: Live theater in NC

Travel guides are full of suggestions on how to make vacation dollars go further, but the savvy traveler knows that for the price of a ticket – often less than $10 – it’s possible to go almost anywhere through the magic of live theater.

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Boutique hotel brands find a niche in smaller U.S. cities

There’s a downtown vibe to the newest 21c Museum Hotel. Contemporary artworks fill the public gallery spaces in a former factory building. The restaurant features an open kitchen, white subway tiles and stout concrete pillars. Guest rooms above look like lofts with platform beds and floor-to-ceiling drapes to draw across expansive steel-framed windows.

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The faces of Southern Italy

SANT'ELIA, Italy - When you're standing on a cliff on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, you don't look down. You look up, mumble a prayer and you jump.

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Nations issue travel warnings – for U.S.

The Bahamian government specifically advised its young male citizens to take "extreme caution" with police. "Do not be confrontational and cooperate," the government warned. France, last year, warned residents against travel to St. Louis, Cleveland and Baltimore

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Best Kept Secrets: For Sports Fans

Video: A visit to Burlington Athletic Park in Burlington, N.C., home of the Rookie League’s Burlington Royals minor league baseball team.
Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
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Best Kept Secrets: For Sports Fans

Best Kept Secrets: NC Girls Weekend 1:37

Best Kept Secrets: NC Girls Weekend

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My close encounter with the Pope

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Visit Rancho Obi-Wan, the 'Star Wars' museum