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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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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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Artist haven, foodie heaven: The tiny paradise of Edison

Edison nestles into the watery-green Skagit County farmlands like a lazy bend in the slough. At 11 a.m. on a Friday, you could be the only person walking around the old-fashioned storefronts and tangled, art-filled gardens. But foodie journals and lifestyle blogs have been discovering Edison for years now: a tiny hamlet (it’s not officially a town) filled with more artists, artisans and chefs than you’d think possible, yet still keeping its offbeat, dusty-saddle charm.

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Canada’s First Nations return to Vancouver

Wearing a woven cedar headband that distinguished her from the other boots-and-backpack-clad hikers, Candace Campo guided a walk in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, last fall, pointing out path-side huckleberries and blackberries. She stripped a soft piece of bark from a fraying cedar trunk to demonstrate how it can be used as fiber for clothing, and detailed how to extract vitamin C from western hemlock needles by steeping them in boiling water.

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Searching for chimpanzees in the Mahale mountains

The dhow slowly makes its way south down Lake Tanganyika, the Mahale Mountains in the background. The captain keeps the boat moving extra slow, and his crew hands me sodas to combat my motion sickness. We are halfway through an adventure trip trough Tanzania — and I am focusing on the horizon to squelch the queasiness.

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Ghostly Port Gamble, the Kitsap town where history comes alive — literally

It’s a dark and stormy night, and I’m sitting in the most haunted house in Washington’s most haunted town. There’s no heat, and I feel the cold seeping up through my bones. Scattered around me in the empty darkness are 10 other people armed with electro-magnetic sensors, paranormal apps and dowsing rods. We’re all silent, alert for a signal from one of the house’s original occupants.

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Off the beaten path to Bellingham

Whether it’s a weekend getaway to take in the views of the San Juan Islands, to experience the local culture or to take an alternative route north, Chuckanut Drive offers a unique detour off the freeway. Best of all, it is only a three-hour jaunt from Tacoma on the way to Bellingham or the Canadian border.

Videos

Video: Group pushes for treatment center on the Key Peninsula

Jeremiah Saucier and Vicki Niemann talk about the need for the Hope Recovery Center on the Key Peninsula.
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Video: Group pushes for treatment center on the Key Peninsula 2:22

Video: Group pushes for treatment center on the Key Peninsula

VIDEO: US Amateur Four-Ball comes to Chambers Bay in 2019 0:41

VIDEO: US Amateur Four-Ball comes to Chambers Bay in 2019

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VIDEO: WSU students injured in melee at backyard party

WATCH: Ken Griffey Jr. reflects on Hall of Fame speech, baseball legacy 8:53

WATCH: Ken Griffey Jr. reflects on Hall of Fame speech, baseball legacy