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Fast break: NCAA Final Four mini travel guide

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College basketball fans’ best bets for hotels, dining and the big game in North Texas.

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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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Rio de Janeiro prepares for World Cup, Olympics

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As it prepares for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is unveiling an array of renovated hotels, with new hotels and museums in the works.

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Crew is cool: Philly’s Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

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Come May 11-12, the City of Brotherly Love just might gain another nickname: the City of Strong Backs. Once again, Philadelphia will host the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate rowing regatta in the United States with more than 100 universities participating from the United States and Canada. Dating back to 1934, the event continues to be one of the city’s most exciting traditions — and the perfect excuse to book a Philadelphia vacation. The free event runs on both days from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pack a picnic lunch or buy snacks in the food court to enjoy along the Schuylkill River. For more information on parking and shuttles, visit the event site.

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5 alternative spring break ideas that won’t break the bank

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Families itching for a different kind of getaway are in luck. Check out these five spring break getaway ideas that will suit any lifestyle — from sports enthusiasts to the spontaneous traveler, with an affordability factor that appeals to everyone.

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Work it out: Hotels offer new ways to stay fit

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Hotel workouts are easier than ever, thanks to an array of new hotel fitness club offerings from Hilton Worldwide and Starwood’s Sheraton and Westin hotel brands.

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Before the Big Game: Fan-worthy events in Indy

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About 10,000 visitors are expected to flood Indianapolis on Feb. 5, which seems manageable considering the millions who will be tuned to their TVs around the world for – what else? – football (and commercials, of course). It’s not too late to book an Indianapolis hotel or scope out the highlights in the week leading up to the high-demand event.

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Sprint to spring: Punta Cana’s half-marathon

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Mid-winter where it’s familiar and mid-winter in Punta Cana? That may mean two different things entirely. And while it’s not like anyone needs arm-twisting to plan a Dominican Republic stay this time of year, the upcoming Punta Cana half-marathon and 10K might provide boost you need to make it through the snowy months that follow. Besides, it’s a solid excuse to lounge post-run at Punta Cana hotels. [More...]

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Get your iron: The triathlete’s Cozumel

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Think about a Mexican getaway and the pervasive imagery generally includes white sand and blue water – perhaps Mariachis. But for some travelers to Cozumel hotels, additional concerns arise: bike maintenance, bathing caps, whether their toenails have grown back since the last race. These are the Ironman triathletes.

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Denver rodeo: Bucking broncs and show-off cowboys

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Although skiing and outdoor snow sports might come to mind when thinking of a Denver vacation in winter, bull riding and livestock should also appear at the top of the list. Denver’s National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, running from Jan. 7 to Jan. 22, is more than a century old (this is its 106th) and has all the hallmarks of the old west—including plenty of cowboys, cowgirls and bucking broncos.

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