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Ski with a pro in Deer Valley, Utah

Winter in Deer Valley, Utah.

(Credit: Allen Kennedy)

If your mind's already drifting to snow drifts, this may be a trip to book: a Ski with a Pro experience in Deer Valley, Utah. The Montage Deer Valley resort, already known as a ski destination, has paired with Olympic professionals based in Park City for retreats that allow for plenty of time on the slopes with a top athlete. Three-day packages, available from Dec. 7, 2012, through April 15, 2013,...

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Turn Shark Week into a reality with a shark encounter

A reef shark is shown in this undated

(Credit: Katie Grudecki)

On Aug. 12, Discovery Channel's Shark Week turns 25. That's a lot of celebratory years for the pit bulls of the sea, a whole lot of education and giving of mad props to the gilled guys that terrify and fascinate us. But does it all feel just a little two-dimensional? If so, take that crazy excitement for the great white, tiger, blue, hammerhead and all their brethren into the real world with a...

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Caribbean travel deal: St. Maarten up to 40% off

Westin St. Maarten

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The Caribbean's St. Martin is idyllic, yes, but it's also a bit of an anomaly. At just 54 square miles, it's one of the smaller sea islands to be divided in two: the French Saint Martin, to the north, and Dutch Saint Maarten. The remainder of this geography lesson is probably best had in person, and a deal from the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is perhaps an excuse to fill in the...

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Plan for new hotel, water park announced in AC

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. --  Plans have been announced in Atlantic City for a new resort complex that will include a 31-story hotel and a year-round water park. Developer Tom Sherwood said Wednesday he hopes to have the $123 million project completed within two years. It will be built in the Marina District. The Press of Atlantic City says the developers originally planned to build a casino that...

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Clarins teams with Arizona resort

The new Miraval Life in Balance Spa with

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A little bit of France is coming to the Arizona desert. Clarins, the French beauty line, is teaming up with top-rated spa Miraval just outside Tucson to create the Life in Balance with Clarins Spa. The new spa was designed to "reinforce its connection to the earth," including a private spa suite with a hot tub and outdoor shower. Treatments will include a Miraval signature facial, Thai...

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