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Two unique destinations in the Caribbean

The islands of the Caribbean offer travelers of every stripe the ideal getaway: family-friendly resorts, couples-only properties, rustic eco-retreats and design gems that equal anything the U.S., Europe or Asia has to offer. During the past month, I had a chance to experience two unique island destinations.

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When leaves change

The best time to visit is usually mid-October for fall color, but it depends on the weather and your altitude. (Leaves change earlier at higher elevations.).

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Great Western drives

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails - or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th century aren't going away.

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When skiing is sheer bliss

Winter was still in charge when we spotted them, raggedy brown patches staining the snow at Snowmass Ski Resort, in central Colorado's Pritkin County. In any other year we might have been greeted by mounds of powder on the Cirque, with a generous swath under Sheer Bliss, our favorite chairlift. The basics, indeed, for a last-of-the-season caper.

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Look inside these stunning Airbnb options around Kansas City

From total occupancy of a small downtown hotel to a mattress in someone’s living room, Airbnb.com offerings in the Kansas City area run the gamut from ritzy to rock-bottom basic. From a couple who say their guests become their friends, to a building manager who simply hands over a key, there’s a range of Airbnb hosts in the metro area along with a price for any budget.

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48 hours in Bentonville, Ark.

A guide to where to eat, stay and play in Bentonville, Ark., home to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and a lively food and culture scene.
Cindy Hedel The Kansas City Star
48 hours in Bentonville, Ark. 3:22

48 hours in Bentonville, Ark.

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Amid TSA problems, travelers talk about their experiences with KCI security

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Mizzou students react to accusations of racial slurs hurled by a fraternity

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Royals sign 6-year-old cancer survivor to contract as part of Make-A-Wish