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Cruising California’s Death Valley in the (very) fast lane

Seeing the dust devil dance into view, my son finally snapped out of his teenage malaise. We were barreling east through the Mojave Desert on California Route 190, two hours into a four-day road trip. In the rearview mirror, the shrinking Sierra Nevadas. Ahead, treeless desiccation beneath the big, blue sky.

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Websighting: The Balance website offers wide range of financial advice

Whether you're buying a house or planning for retirement, budget tools and tips may help you decide what you can afford and when you can afford it. The website The Balance strives to give you financial empowerment by providing information and advice on homes and retirement, plus saving for college, starting a business and finding a job.

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Travel accessories that will make you feel like an adult

Let's be real: Even just owning luggage is already quite the foray into adulthood, but today we dare to implore you take it one step further. Not to worry, all we're proposing is one little baby step by way of travel accessories. Sure, they are easy to look over or pass off as unnecessary, but even the smallest travel accessories are not only quite functional but make you feel that much more like an established, organized adult. So, from toiletry bags that will keep your makeup in its place to luggage tags that will make spotting your suitcase on the conveyor belt that much easier, we've rounded up some of the best travel companions for your next trip.

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10 historic US attractions you have to visit

The United States 2016 presidential election is (finally) over and while many citizens are looking toward the future, we're actually interested in the past. America may not have as storied an existence as Europe or Asia, but there are still hundreds of landmarks and sites around the nation that are worthy of visiting. From manmade monuments to natural wonders, we've rounded up 10 historic attractions around the U.S. that you have to check out.

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8 things to love about sea days

When you are deciding on the perfect cruise, it's easy to overlook the importance of sea days in the itinerary. Should you choose a cruise with one, two, three, or zero sea days? A lot depends on your travel temperament. Will you enjoy a go-go-go cruise more or a lounging-by-the-pool-with-a-bucket-of-beer cruise? Either way, here are a few things to love about leisurely days spent at sea.

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Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming

A new sport called packrafting is transforming backcountry travel, allowing adventurers to carry compact inflatable rafts on the trail.
Brad Branan bbranan@sacbee.com
Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming 1:44

Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming

Beat the crowds at Yosemite 1:16

Beat the crowds at Yosemite

Immersed in beauty in the Japanese Tea Garden 1:02

Immersed in beauty in the Japanese Tea Garden

It's time to play in Golden Gate Park 0:59

It's time to play in Golden Gate Park