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9 places you haven't visited -- but should

Some of the most magical travel moments can happen when you discover the hidden gems of the world -- spots that fly under the radar of the average traveler. Some of the most magical travel moments can happen when you discover the hidden gems of the world -- spots that fly under the radar of the average traveler.


Caesars gets key permit for Vegas Strip wheel

This artist rendering provided by Caesars Entertainment shows an artists rendering of a planned 550-foot-high observation wheel on the Strip in Las Vegas. The wheel is expected to be the largest in the world. The Ferris-style wheel is part of a planned $550 million development on the Strip. (AP Photo/Caesars Entertainment)Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced Wednesday that it obtained a key county permit to build the world's tallest observation wheel in a more than half-billion dollar retail, dining and entertainment complex it is developing on the Las Vegas Strip.


Howling good time at the National Hollerin' Contest

If you’ve ever been shushed by a cranky concertgoer or tight-lipped librarian, here’s your chance to get your revenge. On Saturday, the tiny town of Spivey’s Corner, N.C., will host the National Hollerin’ Contest, which promises to be a howling good time.If you’ve ever been shushed by a cranky concertgoer or tight-lipped librarian, here’s your chance to get your revenge. On Saturday, the tiny town of Spivey’s Corner, N.C., will host the National Hollerin’ Contest, which promises to be a howling good time.


America's coolest water parks

Wet fun these days include half-pipes, free-fall slides and near-vertical looping slides that shoot riders like cannonballs at 40 mph.Wet fun these days include half-pipes, free-fall slides and near-vertical looping slides that shoot riders like cannonballs at 40 mph.


America's best baseball stadiums

The best baseball stadiums bring their A-game all season with regional food, great sightlines and plenty of traditions.The best baseball stadiums bring their A-game all season with regional food, great sightlines and plenty of traditions.


Environmental woes imperil America's national parks

Disappearing glaciers, decreasing air quality and foundation species pushed to the brink of survival. America’s national parks are facing environmental threats that range from tiny invasive species to the planet-spanning impacts of climate change.Disappearing glaciers, decreasing air quality and foundation species pushed to the brink of survival. America’s national parks are facing environmental threats that range from tiny invasive species to the planet-spanning impacts of climate change.


New coasters offer one-of-a-kind thrills

Ride designers and theme park operators are upping the thrill factor through design and technology rather than vying for new records.Ride designers and theme park operators are upping the thrill factor through design and technology rather than vying for new records.


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