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Cruise Lines Upgrade Private Island Retreats - ABC News

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Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Lines, Holland America and Norwegian Cruise Lines are in various stages of improving their private island retreats -- from just starting to already finished. New additions range from private cabanas to exhilarating rides and water play areas, as well as expanded beach areas. Whether the island renovations are being made to accommodate big new ships or add unique ways to explore, the changes will give first timers and repeat cruisers a new and improved taste of island life -- and a reason to return on a future cruise.

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8 Lessons to Learn From My Round the World Trip | BootsnAll

Everyone has those “What if?” moments in life.  Some are huge, some are tiny, and some we just think of when we’re bored and our minds are racing.  One of the biggest reasons we decided to chuck it all and head off on an extended trip around the world was because of one of those “What if?” moments.  What if we decided not to take this trip that we have in our heads and have thought so much about? 

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14 Sexy Penthouses Around the World - BlackBook

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For that desirable combination of unbeatable luxury and city access, you can't top the penthouse. What better way to enjoy panoramic skyline views, concierge service, and lush interiors fit for a mansion? From the retro chic to the ultra modern, from bustling metropolises to the serene tropics, we've compiled a list of some of the sexiest penthouses in the world.

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Sunday Travel Sections

Some of the best from Sunday's newspaper travel sections.

NY Times: In Turkey, Sunlight and Enlightenment 

NY Times: On the Trail of Hansel and Gretel in Germany

NY Times: An All-Japanese Mash-Up San Francisco

LA Times: A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.

LA Times: Beauty abounds at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, England

LA Times: Western Turkey by rail is efficient if not altogether romantic

Chicago Tribune: Travelers, be wary of data passing online

Chicago Tribune: Sample the Amish lifestyle Ohio

Chicago Tribune: Disney gives in over family's pre-trip crisis

SFO Tribune: Mexico's Riviera Maya a magic carpet of sand

Miami Herald: Rites of passages: Father and son hit the trail in Zion Utah

Miami Herald: Norwegian's dining revolution becoming a tradition

Baltimore Sun: West Virginia celebrates 100 years of railway line

Oregon Live: Vacation rentals: Assessing the risk-reward equation

Mercury News: Lots of Europe in a week? Try a cruise

USA Today: UFOs at DEN? Conspiracy theories thrive at airports

USA Today: 10 great places to ride the river rapids


5 Outdoor Adventures in Las Vegas | BootsnAll

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When people hear “Las Vegas,” their minds usually conjure up images of the bright neon lights of the Vegas Strip, multimillion dollar casinos crammed full with slot machines, blackjack tables, video poker machines, and roulette wheels. In the hopes of overcoming the stigma that Las Vegas has gained over the years as an adult’s only destination, developers have built the now famous, massive, family oriented theme park casinos complete with every type of thrill ride ever imagined. Here in this article we are going to look at five outdoor adventures that the Las Vegas area has to offer beyond the casinos and the strip.

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Safe Sex On Vacation Italian Style - ABC News

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Here is the Italian site, doesn't appear to be available in english. TB

In an effort to curb "beach pregnancies" and an array of sexually transmitted ailments that In  effort to curb "beach pregnancies" and an array of sexually transmitted ailments that regularly land on their examining tables at the end of the summer, an Italian association of gynecologists this year launched the Travelsex campaign.

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The new World Of Color at Disney California Adventure

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Disney California Adventure is located adjacent to Disneyland in Anaheim California.  This park has not been a massive hit with visitors.  As a result a major renovation is in the works.  One of the first major upgrades just opened, the new World Of Color water spectacular. 

After seeing the World Of Color show last night I have to say that it will be a big hit.  A combination of water fountains, brilliant colors, projected animated cartoon characters, laser lights, bubbles, and fountains of fire are all set to an outstanding music track.  And it is big, very big, I would estimate it expands to 100 yards wide at times.  If you go to Youtube you can see the complete show.  But if you think you may someday visit the park I suggest you not spoil the experience and see it for the first time live and in person.

A dedicated seating area has been constructed to help contain the crowds that want to see the show.  Entrance into this area is via ticket.  Check out the Disney website to learn about the various free and paid ways to get a ticket. Travel Blogger....

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