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Bus sojourn takes in sights of the American West

Old Faithful isn't as faithful as it is supposed to be, at least according to an impatient gentleman standing right behind me at Yellowstone National Park. The posted prediction time for its eruption on that sunny yet cool summer afternoon is 2:25, but the geyser seems in no hurry except for a few preliminary wisps of steam.

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A soaring demand for cross-border air travel

The cushy business-class seats that Rosario Marin books on her regular flights between Los Angeles and Mexico are a far cry from those on the two-day bus journeys she took as a teenager to visit relatives in Mexico City.

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7 outrageous, over-the-top features you’d never expect on a cruise ship

In the past, cruise ships were vessels that dependably carried passengers from port to port, offering dining and drinks en route. Entertainment could be a dip in the pool, live music, dancing or shuffleboard. (Or just loads and loads of romantic flings, if “The Love Boat” is to be believed.) And plenty of ships still focus on those classic diversions. But these days, many major cruise lines have tricked out their ships with outrageous features that seem more in line with amusement parks – or a billionaire’s mansion – such as ice bars and go-karts. Read on for the most flamboyant, over-the-top features we’ve seen onboard.

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Safari West a free-range zoo family adventure

A dazzling herd of zebra thunder across the valley, their stripes shimmering in the blazing sun. A rowdy gang of Cape buffalo hold court on a hilltop and a fuzzy baby giraffe wobbles near its mother. Cheetahs warily prowl nearby, eyeing each other.

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Why did I pay an extra $99 for a middle seat?

Shelley Benjamin thought she’d paid $99 for an aisle-seat reservation on a Swiss flight to Zurich. But then she gets bad information from an airline rep and is forced to find room for her baby. Is she entitled to a refund?

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All the feels: Watch toddler fist-bump the passengers on his flight

A little guy on a recent Kansas City to Raleigh Southwest Airlines flight greeted his fellow passengers while boarding, one fist bump at a time. (Courtesy of Alya J - @mamaj1822 Instagram)
All the feels: Watch toddler fist-bump the passengers on his flight 0:55

All the feels: Watch toddler fist-bump the passengers on his flight

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Airport security from TSA's perspective

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The Nature Conservancy of Kansas to open chalk formations

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New drone view of Little Jerusalem

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