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9 things you’re doing that annoy hotel housekeeping

Hotel housekeeping typically has about 15 minutes to tidy up guest rooms (sometimes up to 45 minutes for checkouts), which can have some disgusting consequences, so keep that in mind when occupying a room. While keeping a clean room can certainly help an overworked housekeeper, it can also be a favor for fellow guests. Ever arrived at a hotel and wanted to check in early? This is much more likely to occur if the previous occupants have left their room in an easy-to-flip state for housekeepers. Want extra gold stars and bright karma? Avoid these nine other things that are guaranteed to annoy your hotel housekeeping staff.

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Hermitage Club puts you in center of private ski resort

The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain is a premiere destination for any New England visitor or local. Southern Vermont is easily accessible, just two hours from Boston and four hours from New York City, and puts you right in the center of the East Coast's only private ski resort. Members enjoy year-round entertainment surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains.

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New York’s Finger Lakes region has it all: history, adventure, outdoors

New York's Finger Lakes region is a beautiful destination filled with history, adventure and the great outdoors. Hikers, historians, artists and literary buffs alike can find numerous attractions to draw them to the area. From Mark Twain's time spent writing in Elmira, to the Corning Museum of Glass, and the natural splendor of forests and lakes, this is a truly inspirational trip.

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Turo 101: How to skip the car rental agency but still rent a great car

Turo, a peer-to-peer car rental service, has become a viable alternative to traditional rental car agencies. Here's how it works: You create a Turo account; the company verifies your identify and takes your driver's license information. Once approved, which usually happens instantaneously, you can plug in the dates and location of the rental and start shopping. Reviews written by previous users can help with that. You can filter your search results by make and model, mileage included, price and other options.

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Travel dilemmas: Welcome-home illnesses

You've returned from vacation, and that post glow is fading fast. Your nose is dripping, you're sneezing and your throat is sore. Or your stomach is upset and you have diarrhea. Why is this your reward for travel, and how can you prevent it? And what if your symptoms don't go away?

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Family travel five: Writer offers tips on North American parks

Author Joe Yogerst was barely out of the cradle when his parents whisked him off to Yosemite National Park for his first camping trip. In the years that followed, family road trips often included visits to other parks, sparking a lifelong passion for wildlife, learning, outdoor recreation and conservation. In his new book, "100 Parks, 5000 Ideas" (National Geographic, 2019), Yogerst showcases top national, state and city parks throughout North America, paired with stunning photography and expert tips.

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11 rookie mistakes to avoid on your first Los Angeles vacation

Hollywood has beamed Los Angeles into movie theaters and televisions across the globe since the 1920s. No matter where you're from, you've seen the City of Angels, so it's no surprise it's one of the top tourist destinations in the world. And Los Angeles really does have it all: sunny skies, sprawling beaches, movie studios, theme parks, world-class art museums and a booming foodie scene. But the Hollywood you see on the big screen is a bit different in real life. Read on for 11 rookie mistakes to avoid in L.A.

Watch Isleton celebrate Chinese New Year – with lettuce

The town of Isleton holds a Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 – part of its plan to increase business and tourism to the area by holding more festivals and events.