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Opening Day MLB 2014: 5 Sports They'd Prefer to Watch in Sydney

by Eli Ellison. Posted Mar 20th 2014 10:30 AM
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Opening Day MLB 2014 is Saturday. So play ball! And in the league's unrelenting effort to spread the hardball gospel internationally, the 2014 opener--pitting the L.A. Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks--will be played in Sydney, Australia. Goodbye, peanuts and Crackerjack. G'day, vegemite.

In a spring training interview, Dodgers' ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw sounded lukewarm about dueling Down Under. "I'd love to go there on vacation. I don't really want to go pitch there," Kershaw said. And truth be told, would any rugby-crazed Aussie miss him if he stayed home counting his millions? For your next trip to Oz, here's a primer on five sports Australians do care about, passionately.
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Biennale of Sydney: 5 Reasons to Head Down Under For It

by Rachel Friedman. Posted Mar 19th 2014 12:17 PM
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Starting March 21, more than 90 artists from 30 countries will transform Australia's largest city for the Biennale of Sydney, Asia-Pacific's largest contemporary arts event. Sure, it's a long haul to reach the land down under, but the Biennale of Sydney is spectacular enough to make the trip. And as it runs until June 9, you've got plenty of time to book tickets.

Here are five reasons why you should.
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'The Bachelor': 6 Travel Dates Juan Pablo Should Seriously Consider

by David Moss. Posted Feb 27th 2014 02:28 PM
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ABC via Getty ImagesJuan Pablo's took Renee to Sarasota, Florida earlier in season 18 of The Bachelor. He can do better (destination-wise anyway).
While The Bachelor's contestants insist the show is about being "vulnerable," "ready for love" and a perennial "good sport," the rest of us know it's all about escape­ -- escape from social norms, from conventional rules of courtship and from sanity. And it's also about escape to exotic places. Travel always has been a reliable way to boost the show's drama, but with this year's Bachelor being the most international to date, we thought of a few ways Juan Pablo Galavis could turn the exploration factor up to diez.
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7 Best Cities Outside of China to Ring in Chinese New Year

by Anna Brones. Posted Jan 31st 2014 10:30 AM
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The most important social holiday in China, Chinese New Year is tied to the lunar Chinese calendar, where every month begins on the darkest day. The holiday usually falls at the end of January or beginning of February. This year its Jan. 31 -- hey, that's today!-- and marks the Year of the Horse; people born in this year are said to be clever, kind, animated and energetic. Ready to celebrate? Here are the top seven cities outside of China that are going to be full of festivities.
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Points of Interest: Controllers Cool, Pilots Maybe Not in Southwest Flight 4013 Landing Error

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 17th 2014 10:24 AM
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A U.S. Senator saying airport controllers did not send Southwest flight 4013 to the wrong airport while the Federal Aviation Administration is focusing on pilot error are among today's points of interest.
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