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North America's Bedbug-Infested Cities

by Aefa Mulholland. Posted Aug 4th 2010 10:18 AM

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Though often mistaken for heat rashes or allergic reactions, hive-like welts on the arms and legs of travelers often indicate the presence of bedbugs. While calling a hotel "roach-infested" used to be the most off-putting description, the bedbug epidemic has led to a whole host of new fears.
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Top 10 Zoos for Baby Animals

by Chanize Thorpe. Posted Mar 13th 2010 03:53 PM

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Spring is the perfect time of year to take a trip to the zoo, and it has nothing to do with the weather. Between March and June, zoos all over the continent will be debuting baby animals to the public for the first time. Besides giraffes and elephants, rare and endangered species like Bornean orangutans, African cheetahs, and Malayan tapirs will be coming out to play. So forget that African safari-stay closer to home and still get a peak at how animals on the Savanna deal with rambunctious youngsters. Here are our picks for the 10 cutest new arrivals in North America.
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America's Best Budget Hotels

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jan 23rd 2010 05:29 PM


Finding a decent hotel to fill your home-away-from-home needs-without breaking the bank-can be quite the challenge. Not only do you want to find a spot that's comfortable and conveniently located, you also want those extra amenities that make life easier, and that doesn't always translate to being easy on the pocket book. Until now. Budget hotels are popping up all across the nation, featuring five-star treats at a two to three-star prices. Check out some of our favorites to get you started, and then get your credit card ready-you're going to find yourself suddenly inspired to go on vacation!
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Ten Places to See in the U.S. Before You Die

by Jordan Simon. Posted Nov 15th 2009 04:56 PM

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Ever since the author of '1000 Places...', Patricia Schultz, tapped into our collective fantasy about exploration, we have all compiled our own travel bucket lists. But since one traveler's must-see is another's must avoid, a list of America's ten top wonders is equally notable for what's not on it.
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