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    Otherworldly Cuba is poised to transform

    HAVANA - Cliches about Cuba as frozen in time - with vintage cars, prestigious cigars and crumbling antiquities - gloss over that Cubans are educated and ravenous for opportunity.

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    Some are designated shoppers

    My designated driver deserved to have just as much fun as I did. This can only mean one thing: shopping. Here are some options offering antiques, clothing and even artisanal soaps.

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    Showing good tastes

    The key to keeping upright during a day of spirit tastings is to stay hydrated and well fed. That's also the key to keeping your designated driver happy. It's easy to see - and taste - a lot in Paso Robles' compact downtown. And unlike upscale restaurants in Napa Valley, here they have white tablecloths...

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    Paso Robles: Moved by spirits

    I frantically flipped through pages of handwritten directions, unable to tell my designated driver the way to the next winery. The repeating scenery - rolling golden hills dotted with grapevines growing in straight rows - made it difficult to tell one dirt road from the next. With little to no cell...

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    Will tourists pick Cuba over Florida?

    A pressing frustration among Cubans is why the United States keeps its embargo in place.

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    Disney's planned Star Wars, Toy Story lands build on movie franchises

    Have you noticed lately that when theme parks add new attractions they add entire lands, not just one ride or show?

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    Will Americans love Cuba's environmental treasures to death?

    HAVANA - At a recent international conference on environmental protection, a Cuban official stressed that her nation's treasures would not be polluted, bulldozed or otherwise sacrificed by invading American tourists.

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    A tour with a wee dram

    You want to get in on the Paso Robles craft distillery movement before the hipsters take over. Here are five distilleries offering tastes.

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    A dozen delights far beyond golf in Scotland

    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- I am not what you would call an unprepared traveler. I scour guidebooks, investigate websites, talk to friends. Forewarned, as they say, is forearmed.

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    Renew your seasonal spirit at top spots for fall

    While you lounge poolside or on the sand with cocktail in hand, you may be dreading the (fast-approaching) days of cooler temperatures and decreasing sunlight hours. But there are so many wonderful things to love about fall; after all, it's really winter -- like the insufferably long months of January...

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