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How to pack a carry-on for a weeklong trip

Why bother with the hassle of checked luggage when it’s possible to travel to any destination with only a carry-on? At least that’s what Anne McAlpin, a packing expert and the author of the book “Pack It Up: Travel Smart, Pack Light,” thinks.

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How to spend that three-day summer weekend

You don’t have to wait until Saturday to start your weekend; the fun can begin on Friday afternoons. That’s the message hotels around the United States and throughout the Caribbean and Europe are trying to get across to an overworked, stressed-out American crowd by creating attractive packages valid for weekends in July and August.

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Into the Wild(woods) of New Jersey

Beach vacations, done right, have a magical way of getting you to eat, drink and do things you'd normally steer clear of on a regular weekday. Take roller coasters. I hadn't been on one in years, ever since a wild ride on the Phantom's Revenge at a Kennywood school picnic left me dizzy for weeks.

Videos

Immersed in beauty in the Japanese Tea Garden

One of the most popular attractions in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is the Japanese Tea Garden. Video shot July 3, 2016.
Reed Parsell The Sacramento Bee
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

Paddling with the ducks on Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park 1:00

Paddling with the ducks on Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park

Kelso Depot, an oasis in the Mojave Desert 2:39

Kelso Depot, an oasis in the Mojave Desert