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SeaWorld’s Kraken roller coaster to go virtual

SeaWorld’s Kraken roller coaster will go virtual next year, becoming Florida’s first virtual-reality coaster. In addition, the park’s theatrical orca shows will transition to educational encounters in 2018, SeaWorld Entertainment said Tuesday in announcing $175 million worth of new and upgraded attractions at many of its parks.

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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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Journey to the white continent

Cruising to Antarctica aboard Lind Blad's National Geographic Explorer, Dec. 2015.
Jane Wooldridge Miami Herald
Journey to the white continent 1:17

Journey to the white continent

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Legoland adds The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure attraction

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