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The best packing list for a blissful wellness trip

Wellness trips offer the chance to indulge in yoga, spa treatments, nature hikes, and clean eating, so you can return to the real world rested and recharged. But before you bliss out completely, stock up on these nine products, which will help you sleep, exercise, relax, and simply feel better on your next wellness vacation. Read more

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Poland hands over site of future Warsaw Ghetto Museum

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A museum dedicated to the Jews who suffered in the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Germany's wartime occupation of Poland came closer to reality Friday with a key handover ceremony. Read more

Hi Mickey, 'Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Heather and Clark Ensminger breathed sighs of relief when their Los Angeles-bound plane took off from Florida on time: Their biggest hurdle was now eliminated for achieving their goal of visiting six Disney parks on two coasts in one day. Read more

Taking the Kids -- on the college tour circuit

The campus tour hadn't even started when my daughter gave the university a thumbs-down. "Too flat," my mountain-loving girl declared as we trekked across the campus on a crisp fall day. This was the Midwest, after all, I reminded her. Read more


The Latest: Residents return to devastated Mexico Beach

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): Read more

Builder sues over $2 billion San Francisco transit center

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The general contractor that managed San Francisco's troubled $2 billion transit terminal is suing the agency in charge of the project alleging faulty design and mismanagement. Read more

Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace. Read more


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13 unusual or unique Airbnb getaways in St. Louis

Some are cute. Others are unusual. And still others are just confusing. Here's a look at 13 unique Airbnbs in the St. Louis area. Read more

Map: Central Illinois: Wineries, vineyards & breweries

Enjoy great food, brews and company locally with this listing of Central Illinois wineries, vineyards and breweries. Read more

Travel Central Illinois: Wineries & vineyards

Enjoy great food, brews and company locally with this listing of Central Illinois wineries, vineyards and breweries. Read more

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Fantasy Fest begins with king, queen coronation

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Keys' wacky and often-decadent costuming and masking festival is kicking off with a coronation ball to crown the 10-day festival's king and queen. Read more

Virginia kicks off 400th anniversary year

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is officially kicking off its commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the House of Burgesses at Jamestown, the first arrival of African slaves in the British colonies, and other aspects of the state's colonial past. Read more

West Virginia State Parks giving discount to military, vets

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Parks are offering a discount to veterans and military personnel for a couple of weeks next month. Read more


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