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The best time to book your holiday flight is...

If you're planning on flying over the holidays, now's the time book your tickets.

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Teen's Amazon quest ends in tragedy

Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around.

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San Francisco guide's Chinatown rant goes viral

A San Francisco tour guide's expletive-laced rant about Chinatown on her last day of work has angered a metropolis used to celebrating the diverse and welcoming City by the Bay.

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Dear nature vandal: The Web wants you

The National Park Service is investigating reports of graffiti and other vandalism in at least 10 National Park sites throughout the western United States.

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Ebola fears prompt N. Korea to halt tourism

North Korea is closing its borders to international tourists because of concerns about Ebola, tour agencies specializing in the country were told.

Beijing-based Koryo Tours and Young Pioneers Tours issued statements Thursday saying they received news...

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Rwanda reverses plan to screen US visitors

Rwanda will not be screening U.S. visitors for Ebola after all.

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China one of top 3 destinations for expats

Many Chinese want to swap Beijing pollution for greener foreign shores, but it seems plenty of expats are happy to head in the opposite direction..

Air New Zealand

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Airline issues new 'Hobbit' safety video

Here's an airline safety video passengers might actually watch. Air New Zealand has published another in its recent series of "Hobbit"-themed videos, complete with cameos by director Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood, star of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

waterfall in Yellowstone National Park

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Visiting national parks could cost more

Want to visit Yosemite, Grand Canyon or Yellowstone next year? Pack your camping supplies and knock those parks off your bucket list now.

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Americans taking fewer vacation days

Feeling buried by work, like you can't find time for a few days off, like your entire work-life balance is out of whack?

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