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Mardi Gras Celebrations Outside of New Orleans

Although New Orleans hosts the biggest, most extravagant Mardi Gras celebration in the country, several other U.S. cities have adopted their own Mardi Gras traditions. If you can’t get away to fabulous New Orleans, here are a few other spots where you can kick up your heels French Quarter-style without traveling too far from home!

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Romantic Rooftop Restaurants Around the U.S.

Valentine’s Day is a special holiday for many love-birds out there. Whether you’re planning a getaway to warmer climates on the West coast or in the deep South, or if you’re stumped for romantic Valentine’s Day plans, CityPASS has got you covered!

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How Smartphones Are Changing the Face of Travel

The travel industry has come a long way in just a few short years. A little over a decade ago, travel meant hopping in the family car with a glove compartment full of maps or boarding a plane for several hours, touching down at a destination with loved ones far from home, phones, and television. Read on to learn how smartphones are changing travel.

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Splish Splash at Splash Pads, Splash Parks & Spray Grounds This Summer!

Yes, pools still exist, but children today occupy a whole new world of water play. Known variously as splash parks, spray parks, splash pads, water playgrounds or even“spraygrounds,” these water play areas are popping up everywhere. Here are a few in some favorite cities.

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Stars of the Show: Baby Zoo Animals

What a treat it is to visit a Zoo and get a peek at a newly-arrived baby animal - some so tiny you're lucky to catch a glimpse, others larger than many adult humans, but all of them too cute to resist. Here, we highlight some baby animals that were born in Zoos across the U.S. in 2012.

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How Travel is Good for Your Health

Vacations offer lots of healthy benefits: They help us recharge, reinvigorate and refresh. They strengthen ties to friends and family; they build connections to other cultures and people. Vacations broaden our experience and teach us new things about both ourselves and others.