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Destination Omaha: City breathes new life into old neighborhoods

The riverfront remake of late is part of Omaha’s new confidence, but there’s something else: A refocus and rediscovery is taking place in some of Omaha’s downtown and close-in neighborhoods that’s not only good for the city but also turning into a bonanza for visitors.

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Airstream trailers enjoy resurgence in sales, as fixed lodging

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Palo Alto in his rear-view mirror, Keith Orchard and the Fam headed down Highway 101 in their SUV, Santa Barbara-bound. They were off to vacation with two other families, take in the cool ocean breeze, soak up the city's chill vibe and catch the city's annual wacky and weird Solstice Parade, at which a city councilman dons a jester's hat and the mayor presides atop a "Game of Thrones" float.

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Free hands-on space museum in Marin County strip mall

NOVATO, Calif.-Most museums discourage the tactile. They encase their treasures in hermetically sealed Lucite, post all-caps "Do Not Touch" signs, have blue-blazered guards hovering nearby, lest these valuable artifacts be sullied by contact with the unwashed masses.

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The charms of Cape Cod: Making a bucket list

Breathtaking beaches and classic seafood shacks. Quaint villages and postcard-perfect lighthouses. Whale watches and dune rides. Art galleries and summer theater. Cape Cod draws millions of tourists each year, including a sizable number of Connecticut residents, and there's no end to the area's charms.

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