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8 things to do when visiting the Grand Canyon

It’s one of the country’s most beautiful natural sculptures, but no matter your age or hiking expertise, there’s no reason to just stand around gawking. Here are 8 things to do at the Grand Canyon.

African nation may try ecotourism to save chimpanzees

Conservationists and the Ivory Coast government hope to promote ecotourism in a national park with a chimpanzee population that is conditioned to be relatively comfortable around humans.

Cerca Calendar: May

Cerca country celebrates spring with a variety of outdoor events and activities.

5 California music festivals you don’t want to miss

In the mood for some music and ready for a road trip? You’re in luck. Whether you have a taste for pop, rock, hip-hop, techno, alternative, or even country, our neighbors in California have a music festival for you. Here are 5 of the best the Golden State has to offer:

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8 underrated Midwest towns

For people living on either coast, the Midwest brings to mind dairy farms, tornadoes and endless fields of corn. While attending a corn festival isn’t a bad idea, the Midwest has a lot more to offer visitors and locals by way of traditional American culture in the heart of the country. Whether just passing through or planning a specific trip, check out these 8 cities on the way:

8 So. Utah places you need to visit

Southern Utah has long been one of the country’s hottest tourist spots, especially for those who prefer arches to skyscrapers. Experienced and amateur hikers alike revel in the trails, caves and sandstone.

Consumer groups say transparent airfares act has opposite effect

WASHINGTON — Airlines have found new allies in their fight against a requirement that they include U.S. taxes and fees in their advertised fares: every member of a congressional panel overseeing the agency that created the rule.

United launches first Atlantic City flights

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The first United Airlines flight landed at Atlantic City International Airport from Chicago on Tuesday, signaling what transportation officials hope will be a new era of prosperity for the struggling facility and the gambling resort it serves.

Ash Meadows a haven for native plants, animals

A beautiful destination for a cool-season excursion, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge offers hiking, picnicking and wildlife watching. It encompasses 23,000 acres of desert uplands and streams, ponds, reservoirs and wetlands created by more than 50 springs, mostly warm water.

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Cerca calendar: April

April 10-12, Reno: Reno Jazz Festival. This event features competitions, clinics and more than 300 performances by amateurs and professionals. UNR campus. 775-784-4046. www.visitreno.com.

10 weirdest things that happen when you leave Las Vegas

We’ve all been caught off guard when we travel by something that just “isn’t the same” as it is at home. We took to Facebook to see what’s most weird about leaving Las Vegas. Here’s what you had to say.