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Where black history was made in California

Black History Month provides a good opportunity to explore the places where African Americans advocated for self-determination and the protection of their rights around California.

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The 10 best cities for first-time international travelers

The first step is always the hardest. This little nugget of wisdom is applicable to so much of life, but it's also a helpful way to think about traveling abroad for the first time. We firmly believe that international travel is crucial toward broadening one's world view and enjoying life. Understandably, though, if you've never traveled abroad, it can be a bit daunting. What if you can't speak the language? How do you get around? What's the food like? All of these questions are enough to make anyone a little nervous. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the 10 best places to get your feet wet when it comes to cultural, immersive international travel (so we're skipping the all-inclusive resorts in Cancun). Each of these destinations practically guarantees that you'll return home unscathed and armed with great memories that will last a lifetime.

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Cheapo Travel: 12 ways to save in San Diego

I don't know anyone who doesn't enjoy visiting San Diego, and why not? Its beautiful coastal location and many attractions make it a world-class destination. But it can also be pricey. Here are 12 tips to help you cut the cost. Did I forget any?

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Travel deal: Family activities and Fenway views in Boston

The deal: Consider a family-friendly trip to Boston at the Hotel Commonwealth, located right next to Fenway Park. Explore the Museum of Fine Art's new "Make Way for Ducklings" exhibit, go ice skating at Frog Pond or cozy up for movie night at the hotel, which has views of the iconic baseball field.

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Travel dilemmas: Valid ID to fly evolves

In my recent travels through Las Vegas and Long Beach airports, I have seen a Transportation Security Administration notification that prompts my question. It mentions that in 2018, driver's licenses and state identification cards must comply with federal government standards to be used to board an airplane. I am curious if I will have problems for future flights. I recently received my renewed California driver's license.

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Born to be wild (flowers): Three springtime delights in the desert

If spring wildflowers were people, they'd be a carefree lot, free spirits who don't set their alarm clocks and never check email. They'd toss their colorful heads with a mischievous catch-me-if-you-can dare, living by the seats of their pants. If they had pants. But they don't. They're flowers, born to be wild and au so naturel.

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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