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Traveling solo, but not alone, on Italy's Amalfi Coast

On a sunny October day, a small bus with 17 passengers left a mountain village in Italy, headed for the famed coastal town of Amalfi. The zigzagging road offered glimpses of spectacularly craggy cliffs, small red-roofed villages and the glittering Mediterranean. Inside the bus, increasingly raucous laughter, lots of loud chatter and the occasional whoop filled the air.

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A guide to Paris for repeat visitors

"Where are the fan dancers?" I wondered aloud as I descended into a cave-like nightclub-cum-cabaret on the Left Bank. My friends and I sat down across from one another at a long table that spanned the rock-walled room. It was after midnight, and save for one other tipsy group, we had the place to ourselves.

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Albuquerque boasts plenty of sass and style

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – One of my fondest travel memories was of a trip I took with my grandparents on historic Route 66 from their home in Texas to California. One of our stops was Albuquerque, where my grandfather suggested dinner at La Placita Dining Rooms and Cantina in Old Town.

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New luxury at LAX

For all those celebrities and wealthy travelers who don't want to wade through the morass of paparazzi and regular passengers, a security company is debuting a unique LAX terminal with an exclusive entrance, luxury suites, well-stocked refrigerators, private bathrooms and even daybeds.

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Wellness springs eternal in Calistoga, Calif.

Old Faithful Geyser was showing off: spewing his endless stream of hot mineral water high into the blue sky. He is definitely the oldest "character" I met on a recent trip to Calistoga, Calif.: about several million years old, if you go way back to his humble geothermal beginnings deep underground. In the late 19th century he was released from his primordial prison and has reigned intermittently ever since. A friend and I sat and watched him for a while as we munched on a selection of take-out delicacies from Sushi Mambo. Not a bad way to begin a four-day immersion into the heart, soul and taste buds of this charming town.

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Memorial Day in Modesto

Memorial Day at Acacia Memorial Park on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Modesto.
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Memorial Day in Modesto 1:13

Memorial Day in Modesto

First-person firefighting footage of crew battling Turlock house blaze 1:01

First-person firefighting footage of crew battling Turlock house blaze

Attack on USS Liberty recalled 2:24

Attack on USS Liberty recalled

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Anglers talk safety on surging Stanislaus