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A guide to Paris for repeat visitors

"Where are the fan dancers?" I wondered aloud as I descended into a cave-like nightclub-cum-cabaret on the Left Bank. My friends and I sat down across from one another at a long table that spanned the rock-walled room. It was after midnight, and save for one other tipsy group, we had the place to ourselves.

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Albuquerque boasts plenty of sass and style

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – One of my fondest travel memories was of a trip I took with my grandparents on historic Route 66 from their home in Texas to California. One of our stops was Albuquerque, where my grandfather suggested dinner at La Placita Dining Rooms and Cantina in Old Town.

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New luxury at LAX

For all those celebrities and wealthy travelers who don't want to wade through the morass of paparazzi and regular passengers, a security company is debuting a unique LAX terminal with an exclusive entrance, luxury suites, well-stocked refrigerators, private bathrooms and even daybeds.

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Wellness springs eternal in Calistoga, Calif.

Old Faithful Geyser was showing off: spewing his endless stream of hot mineral water high into the blue sky. He is definitely the oldest "character" I met on a recent trip to Calistoga, Calif.: about several million years old, if you go way back to his humble geothermal beginnings deep underground. In the late 19th century he was released from his primordial prison and has reigned intermittently ever since. A friend and I sat and watched him for a while as we munched on a selection of take-out delicacies from Sushi Mambo. Not a bad way to begin a four-day immersion into the heart, soul and taste buds of this charming town.

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You'll be surprised what's brewing in the Palm Springs oasis

Bogey went to Casablanca for the waters and was famously reminded by Claude Rains that they were in a desert. These days, those in the know head to Palm Springs, Calif., another desert oasis, for the craft beer, the locally distilled gin, and the indigenous whisky. That's right – this desert resort town is brewing up a proper beverage revolution, even including a rethink of the most popular drink of the day, around these parts: the first cocktail of the evening. Next time you're in town and the heat is on, escape indoors for a sip.

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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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Gig Harbor pitcher Avery Jones: 'I feel like I was on another level'

Gig Harbor senior pitcher Avery Jones shut down Edmonds-Woodway in the 3A state semifinals as the Tides reached the championship match with the win at Safeco Field. Jones struck out 10 batters in a complete-game shutout.
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Gig Harbor pitcher Avery Jones: 'I feel like I was on another level' 1:12

Gig Harbor pitcher Avery Jones: 'I feel like I was on another level'

Watch: 3A 110 hurdles state champion is Bonney Lake's Cody Miller 1:08

Watch: 3A 110 hurdles state champion is Bonney Lake's Cody Miller

Emerald Ridge's Karlee Stueckle is 4A state 100 hurdles champion 1:32

Emerald Ridge's Karlee Stueckle is 4A state 100 hurdles champion

Tahoma breaks state relay record – but they aren't done 2:15

Tahoma breaks state relay record – but they aren't done