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The Tryp by Wyndham Panama Centro is one of the newest hotels in Panama City, Panama.

Panama welcomes exciting new hotels and attractions

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With new hotels from Wyndham and Westin, the expanding Panama Canal and a new museum designed by Frank Gehry, the time has never been better to visit Panama.

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From Steel City to green hub: the new Pittsburgh

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From the Pittsburgh Penguins home venue to the Consol Energy Center and Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh offers plenty of eco-friendly activities and venues.

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Team tours: Where to get your group on in Asheville

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Having just planned a team meeting in Asheville, N.C., I was worried how my colleagues – a diverse group representing several nations, regions and ethnicities – would receive the tiny mountain town. As it turns out, I couldn’t have chosen a better location.

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Taking the plunge: whale-watching in Punta Cana

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When the holidays become a distant memory, it’s natural to look toward brighter days. Thankfully, around mid-January, Humpback whale season kicks off – and continues through mid-March – near the Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula, one of the world’s most fabled destinations to spot the massive, knobby-headed mammals at a time when they give birth. It’s also when visitors are quite likely to see the active species breach out of the water.

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Less stress: Eco-friendly local transportation options

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Negotiating the congested streets of a busy city can be a stressful part of any trip. But increasingly, the most efficient way to get around town may also be the most relaxing, thanks to an ever-expanding array of eco-friendly transportation options in major cities throughout North America.

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Dia de los Muertos: Cozumel’s celebration of life

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In fact, Día de los Muertos is a venerable Mexican celebration that not only honors the dearly departed, but welcomes their spirits back for a joyous visit. Guests at Cozumel hotels this time of year can enjoy a wonderfully authentic experience.

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Buffet line to zip line: All-inclusive adventures

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Explore the lush wonders of the canopy all morning. Have three desserts and a massage that night. Costa Rica is the ultimate in dichotomous vacationing.

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4 beach resorts where you can swim with dolphins

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In my house, dismissing the opportunity to go see “Dolphin Tale,” the fuzzy movie about “Winter,” the bottlenose dolphin whose real life home is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Fla., would be the equivalent of canceling Christmas. To skip the movie, which opens Friday, would not be worth the heartbreak of a 7- and 5-year-old. I’m game, if only as research for what I really want to do with the family next spring break: Take a beach vacation that involves a dolphin experience. At these 5 resorts, suit up to swim with the most elegant creatures in the ocean.

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Australia vacations: Getting your feet wet Down Under

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By Vince Font If you consider yourself the well-traveled sort but haven’t yet experienced what beach vacations await you “down under,” it’s time to either reassess your estimations or get busy packing. You can find low-cost Australia vacation packages for all of the country’s key destinations, but if you’re a stranger to Oz you’ll likely […]

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