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Spectacular spans: New bridges attract visitors around the world

Bridges may be one of the oldest forms of construction, but the last few decades have seen incredible innovations.

      

 

 

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Canyonlands National Park: 10 tips for visiting

Besides the scenic beauty, the park offers some of the best whitewater rafting in the west.

      

 

 

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50 state road trip: Bucket list destinations in the USA

If you really want to experience what the USA has to offer, put these spots on your list.

      

 

 

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Unusual and historic miniature golf courses around the USA

Get a hole-in-one at some of the oddest, weirdest, and most fun spots to play mini golf in the USA.

      

 

 

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Dream trip for car lovers: Ferrari, Maserati and more in Modena, Italy

Northern Italy’s Emilia Romagna region is known to car enthusiasts as Motor Valley, home to Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and more.

      

 

 

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Warm up a cold night in Colorado's Hot Springs Loop

There are 19 natural hot springs along the 720-mile historic loop.

      

 

 

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Six Flags America's Wild One roller coaster turns 100

First as the Giant One, then as the Wild One, the spirit of this coaster has survived for a century.

      

 

 

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'Blue Mind': Why being near the water makes you happy

The bestselling book by Wallace J. Nichols focuses on evidence that being close to bodies of water promotes mental health and happiness.

      

 

 

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Ask the Captain: Can pilots really make up time in the air?

Working with air-traffic control to shorten the route is usually the best way to “make up time.”

      

 

 

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10 great places to honor the military on Veterans Day

Mark the holiday weekend with a visit to a military park or memorial.

      

 

 

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