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Parade watch: What's the seat-saving situation at Disney?

The world is made up of two kinds of people: Seat savers and the people who give the stink eye to seat savers. Tension between the two may have escalated at Disneyland, where some visitors were spreading out stuff on the walkways, holding space for hours and hours in advance of parades.

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Stretch out your winter fun at Vermont resort

Is your family's idea of the perfect holiday gift several feet of fresh powder beneath their feet? At a time of year when cabin fever attacks, the freedom and exhilaration in skiing is the perfect antidote. When you drive up with your folks or the kids, you want the rest of your vacation to be spent having fun - not more driving around. A resort with all the amenities to please everyone fits the bill: Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont. We had a great time checking out all that the resort had to offer - and there was quite a bit to do.

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True luxury in St. Moritz

You are always alone atop a mountain, even in a crowd. At a beach - any beach - a solitary figure standing at the edge of your vision can make you feel intruded upon. On the summit of an Alpine mountain, a chairlift dumping out bystanders six at a time will offer you no companionship. I stand next to my wife at nearly 11,000 feet of altitude, in the St. Moritz region of Switzerland, on the highest skiable peak of the formidable Corvatsch massif. I have known my wife for over a quarter century, but she has momentarily become a phantom of herself, unable to interrupt my solitude with even the best of our mutual intentions.

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Atlantis, like its namesake island, is a resort like no other

ATLANTIS RESORT, Paradise Island, Bahamas - Over the years, I have kissed a lot of things in my quest for a good story - Ireland's Blarney Stone; my luck goodbye in Las Vegas and shipboard casinos; terra firma after returning wobbly-kneed from the Sydney Harbor Bridge climb. But nothing I've ever kissed in the line of duty has given me as much pleasure as smacking lips with Katrina, a 6-year-old dolphin at Atlantis Resort's Dolphin Cay.

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From business to pleasure in Switzerland

By good luck, winter break was just days away at our second-grader's public school as I flew Swiss International to represent my firm at meetings in Zurich. As business-class travelers who do the trans-Atlantic night run often enough know, you should arrive at the airport a half hour earlier than otherwise necessary, have your dinner in the lounge and sleep through the service on the plane. The Swiss lounge at JFK served me a lovely buffet meal, and I arrived in Zurich about as fresh as when I left.

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Death Valley is place of unique features, unexpected character

The desert landscape and extreme climate of Death Valley National Park seem a little off, otherworldly even. Crooked peaks are capped with black lava, like thick fudge sauce drizzled over vanilla ice cream. Rocks mysteriously move across a dry lakebed. Some of the highest temperatures on earth have baked layers of mineral-stained sediment and volcanic ash into surreal outcroppings.

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Report to Sumter for an amazing spring

As Sumter’s namesake, Revolutionary War hero General Thomas Sumter, could not have possibly foreseen the city’s journey, growth, and success experienced as an important supply and railroad repair center moving cotton, timber, and tobacco nor as a leader in textiles, manufacturing, medical and biotech industries. He could not have imagined the city as home to one of the most important military bases in the country. He definitely could not envision a city that was known for its… flowers? Flowers, really. But these are all true and part of the history of Sumter, a city of more than 40,000 people; a city that maintains all the charm of the antebellum era while positioning itself to achieve excellence in the 21st century.

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Join the neighborhood at Dupont Circle

When it comes to exploring big cities, sometimes it’s best to tackle them one district or neighborhood at a time. This is definitely true of the District of Columbia and there’s no better place to start than in Dupont Circle. This lively part of D. C. is bursting with restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, museums, and hotels and gains a global flair from the numerous international embassies that call this neighborhood home.

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One last getaway before the New Year

Ready or not, a new year is fast approaching. Soon it will be time to start fulfilling those ambitious New Year’s resolutions. Before you do, hit the road and find one of many southern New Year’s Eve celebrations. Here are a few that are within driving distance of the Myrtle Beach area that are sure to get your new year off to a memorable beginning.

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Happy in Hendersonville

An exciting getaway to Hendersonville, N.C., renders sweet surprises from this Blue Ridge mountain town that has emerged with a vibrant mix of arts, culture and locally-brewed spirits. Its downtown is welcoming and offers a variety of shops, boutiques, and more than 30 dining establishments – impressive for the town’s size.

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Explore WonderWorks at Broadway at the Beach

Lori Lampo discusses WonderWorks and the attractions inside the upside building.
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Explore WonderWorks at Broadway at the Beach

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Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park in Myrtle Beach SC is a rockin' good time - see for yourself

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Take a POV ride around Shark Wake Park with Wakeboard Pro Adam Errington

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Dick's Last Resort brings entertainment to the whole family