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Does a Disaster Movie Turn You On or Off to a Destination?
Much has been made of the cringe-inducing moments in Danny Boyle's trapped-hiker film 127 Hours. So it may come as a surprise that Utah sees a marketing opportunity here and has launched a series of five itineraries based on the film, from cross-country skiing and mountain biking to bird-watching and, yes, even hiking. How does this make you feel about traveling to Utah? post a comment
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These 26 images will transport you to a country packed with fascinating cultural experiences—see sumo wrestlers after a workout, the famous cherry blossom trees in bloom, and temples illuminated by countless lanterns. see the slide show
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What Bugs You Most About Flying?
We're giving you the floor. We recognize that our readers are true experts, so we want to hear your thoughts on all sorts of travel topics. Our November 2011 magazine issue will be devoted to what you tell us. Now, we're interested in hearing what bugs you most about flying—the more details, the better. weigh in

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