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U.S. travelers flock to Cuba

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How much would you pay for a Disney monorail cab?

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'Supertide' isolates historic Mont Saint-Michel in France

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Stunning images capture rituals of Tibetan 'Yellow Hat' monks

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Rare chance: Italy's secret attractions open their doors

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Magic scarves and koala cuddles: The best frequent flier rewards

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