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Op-Ed: Bullets and burgers: make mine an Uzi

Kingman - Most vacation trips to the southwest end up in Vegas for gambling or Los Angeles for rides at Disneyland. In gun-happy America add stopping at a gun range.

Safari in Malawi for a warm, friendly adventure (Videos)

Normally when speaking of safaris, people immediately think Kruger National Park, or the wilds of Kenya, but there are other unique and beautiful locations on the African continent, perfectly suited for the vacation of a lifetime.

Study: Older Americans spend more on vacations

Americans tend to spend more on travel and vacation as they get older, according to a newly released study by Capital One Labs.

A peaceful, unspoilt spot for your summer holiday in Greece

With modernization taking over the various popular and iconic destinations in Greece, it is sometimes difficult to find somewhere a little out of the way. An unspoiled backwater where all this progress hasn't quite taken over yet.

Norwegian families offer their homes to the needy this summer

Rather than let their homes stand empty while they take their summer vacations, families are starting a new trend in Norway by letting disadvantaged families move in for the duration to enjoy a vacation of their own.

7 million tourists visited Malaysia during Q1 this year

The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board announced yesterday that the Asian country has welcomed over 7 million tourists during the first quarter of the year.

The buzz about Savannah: charming and romantic Special

Savannah - February has been a good month for Savannah, Ga. The travel pages are buzzing about it being among the world’s best travel spots for those seeking a charming or romantic vacation destination. Visitors to Savannah couldn't agree more.

Top vacation destinations 2014: One could be out of this world

There's been considerable discussion in the press over the past 12 months regarding both the lack of vacation time that US employees enjoy compared to those in other countries, and the pressure they feel to continue working rather than take a break.

Review: Travel Europe on a budget, but always stay in style

Times are tough these days with the economic crisis, but we all still need a break from the stresses of everyday life in general. The good news is that you can now stay in Europe at budget prices, but still in the best of style, in a luxury hostel.

Are you sure your cruise is going to be worthwhile?

Cruising is one of the most luxurious recreational activities. To make sure that you're in it for all that it's worth, you have to be smart when planning one.

Leonardo DiCaprio spotted flying high in Ibiza, Spain (video)

Ibiza - The 38-year-old Great Gatsby actor was spotted, and captured on camera, having a great time on vacation with friends and girlfriend, in Ibiza in the Balearic Islands.

Review: In Niagara Falls, history and wonder go hand-in-hand Special

Niagara Falls, NY is a place of history but it is also a place of wonder. Each day thousands of people travel to see the wonder of hundreds of thousands of gallons of water traveling over a cliff in the gorge below.

Sturgis Rally is now about the motorcycles and the music Special

Sturgis - Imagine living in a small, quiet town where almost every person of the 6,600 people is friendly and polite. That’s a nice image to have in your mind, isn’t it?

Marbella, destination of choice on the Costa del Sol, Spain Special

Marbella - One of the Mediterranean's most representative tourist venues and a top favorite for travelers, Marbella was once a small white fishing village. It is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.

Visit Oudtshoorn: Stalactites, stalagmites and ostriches galore Special

Oudtshoorn - While visiting the Western Cape in South Africa, it is well worth driving the scenic Klein Karoo Route 62 to the lovely town of Oudtshoorn, where you can visit the local ostrich farms or delve into the depths of the Cango Caves.

Photo Essay: Cape Town — 'The Mother City' for so many reasons Special

Cape Town - It is easy to imagine the thoughts of Portuguese explorer, Bartholomew Diaz, when he first discovered the Cape in 1488. Arriving from the sea to that amazing, mountainous splendor must have been truly wonderful indeed.

Op-Ed: 5 money-saving tips for summer travelers

For summer vacationers that hate to spend and love to save, here are five money-saving tips to keep your summer vacation budget in the black.

Op-Ed: Summer vacation doesn't have to break the budget

Going on a vacation doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. There are a lot of ways to save money while at the same time having a great vacation.

Escape to a rural bed & breakfast in Spain this spring Special

Holidays on the coast can often turn into a "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" kind of scenario. Yes, its great every now and then to visit the coastal resorts, but how about finding out more about the real-life Spain by venturing inland?

Suspect arrested in death of R&B star Usher Raymond's stepson

The jet ski operator accused of running over R&B star Usher Raymond's stepson, Kile Glover Glover, last summer, has been arrested.

Vacationing family find unwelcome guest at camp site

Everglades - In what could have been a bizarre scene from the Chevy Chase movie "Christmas Vacation", a family vacationing at the Everglades National Park found a very unwelcome guest at their camp site.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford taking 'personal time' for vacation

Toronto - Although Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was allowed to remain in office until his appeal of the conflict-of-interest ruling was heard, his office confirmed to media that Ford is officially on vacation and will not be seen at city hall this week.

Review: Constantia Vista — Ultimate hideaway in Cape Town, South Africa Special

Cape Town - If you are thinking of a trip to Cape Town, South Africa, this is the ideal place to stay. A luxury retreat at an affordable price in the beautiful countryside, but close to all the major attractions.

Couchsurfing: A new way to travel on friendship (video)

The short documentary describes the travels of three "couchsurfers" - modern nomadic travelers who move around the world on friendship.

Savannah is a hot spot for visitors Special

Savannah - Last year's tourism numbers are in and it was a record year for the US City of Savannah, Georgia and 2012 may meet or beat that record for this charming, coastal getaway destination.

Two British holidaymakers die in soaring heatwave in Gran Canaria

Las Palmas - Two holidaymakers from Britain have died in the Canary Islands after temperatures there have reached in excess of 40c (105F).

Borat turns Kazakhstan into a desired travel destination

While leaders in Kazakhstan were initially upset at the spoof movie, 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan', it seems the exposure has helped the tourism industry in the country.

Op-Ed: Sunday travel ― 'Life's a beach' in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol is famous for its 5 km stretch of sandy, well-kept beaches, running from the Sohail Castle all the way through to Torreblanca.

Op-Ed: Sunday travel — Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain Special

Torremolinos has been popular since the late 50's and early 60's, especially amongst the rich and famous, including John Lennon and Frank Sinatra.

Op-Ed: Ronda, Spain — Historic city perched on a mountain top Special

When visiting the Costa del Sol in sunny Spain, there's a magical place just waiting for you, just a short drive from Marbella and on top of a mountain.
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The Russian rocket spaceship is shown here the day before the accidently operating properly.
The Russian rocket spaceship is shown here the day before the accidently operating properly.
Rocket Spaceship video screen shot
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The Red Rock Inn overlooks the town s small port.
The Red Rock Inn overlooks the town's small port.
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President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia enter the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Haw...
President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia enter the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawaii to watch the Diamond Head basketball game between Oregon State Beavers and Akron Zips during their Christmas vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 22, 2013
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Beaches of Fuengirola  Spain in summer.
Beaches of Fuengirola, Spain in summer.
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Mundane juxtapositions intrigue as I gaze in and out everyday windows at Dekoven Center  Racine  Wis...
Mundane juxtapositions intrigue as I gaze in and out everyday windows at Dekoven Center, Racine, Wisconsin.
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Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa
Constantia Vista
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Visiting DeKoven Center  Racine  Wisconsin  I imagined I inhabited a still life painting.
Visiting DeKoven Center, Racine, Wisconsin, I imagined I inhabited a still life painting.
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Puerta de Almocabar. Ronda  Spain
Puerta de Almocabar. Ronda, Spain
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Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa - The brand new Penthouse Apartment.
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa - The brand new Penthouse Apartment.
Constantia Vista
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Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa - Jacuzzi with a view.
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa - Jacuzzi with a view.
Constantia Vista
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The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
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Mauritius beach near the Indian Ocean
Mauritius beach near the Indian Ocean
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Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Moorish bridge  Ronda  Spain
Moorish bridge, Ronda, Spain
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Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa - Private splash pool for the Pool Apartment.
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa - Private splash pool for the Pool Apartment.
Constantia Vista
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Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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