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Two unique destinations in the Caribbean

The islands of the Caribbean offer travelers of every stripe the ideal getaway: family-friendly resorts, couples-only properties, rustic eco-retreats and design gems that equal anything the U.S., Europe or Asia has to offer. During the past month, I had a chance to experience two unique island destinations.

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Thinking of a cruise in 2017? Find one just right for you

Whether your idea of a vacation is to sleep until noon and while away afternoons sipping margaritas by a pool or wake up early for a nonstop day of sightseeing, there is a cruise for you – one that fits your budget, too. “Cruises today cater to every kind of traveler,” said Judy Perl, a cruise specialist and the founder of the travel consultancy Judy Perl Worldwide Travel. Gone are the days, she said, when a cruise vacation was only about midnight buffets and spending a half-day at a port before moving on to the next one. Here, she shares her top tips for finding a trip to suit your travel style.

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Thanks to a Netflix series, Marseille gets an overdue close-up

It’s always been Paris. Paris has always been the star, the setting of novels, of films, of television programs, of vacation fantasies. But Marseille, France’s next-largest city, is the setting of Netflix’s first French production, an eight-episode political drama, starring Gerard Depardieu, that was released earlier this year.

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When leaves change

The best time to visit is usually mid-October for fall color, but it depends on the weather and your altitude. (Leaves change earlier at higher elevations.).

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Great Western drives

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails - or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th century aren't going away.

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When skiing is sheer bliss

Winter was still in charge when we spotted them, raggedy brown patches staining the snow at Snowmass Ski Resort, in central Colorado's Pritkin County. In any other year we might have been greeted by mounds of powder on the Cirque, with a generous swath under Sheer Bliss, our favorite chairlift. The basics, indeed, for a last-of-the-season caper.

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Traveling with your small pet at the Boise Airport

The Transportation Security Administration offered a demo to Boise travelers on how to take your pet through airport security. Follow these steps to get through the process quickly and safely.
Erin Fenner efenner@idahostatesman.com
Traveling with your small pet at the Boise Airport 0:59

Traveling with your small pet at the Boise Airport

Steam train rolls in at Utah's Golden Spike historic site 1:33

Steam train rolls in at Utah's Golden Spike historic site

What to pack in your first-aid kit 6:45

What to pack in your first-aid kit

Alzar School introduction 3:14

Alzar School introduction