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Tropical explorations: An El Yunque Rainforest tourJust an hour outside of San Juan, El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in any U.S. state or territory. Pack a waterproof camera, and maybe a mac. On any El Yunque Rainforest tour, you’re likely to get a little damp.

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Southern California is renowned for its sun, sea and surf, and Los Angeles is no exception. Embrace the surfing lifestyle embedded in the culture down in Surf City or arm yourself with local insider tips and go in search of LA’s best waves, with plenty of surf shacks, hip bars and chilled out eateries thrown into the mix.

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Things to do on Singer IslandSinger Island may be Palm Beach County’s best-kept secret – or, if you’re tuned into gossipy society folks who occupy the bars and restaurants on Worth Avenue, its only secret. This barrier island is situated just off the coast, connected to the mainland by the four-lane Blue Heron Bridge. Still, many visitors don’t know, or aren’t told, about the luxury resorts, spas, restaurants and municipal parks and beaches that exist here. Just a few minutes' drive from Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, these are the best things to do on Singer Island.

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The top London student deals

by ClaireBullen Friday - last edited Monday by Moderator

London student discountsLondon is an infamously expensive city. With sky-high transportation prices, soaring cost-of-living rates, and record housing costs, it would seem like a tough place to live – particularly for students. But don’t be deterred by the scary stats: beyond the numbers, it really is possible to enjoy London on the cheap. And for those looking to shop and explore, to visit museums and go to the theatre, to dine and to imbibe, these London student deals will help you experience the very best of the capital…all with your wallet intact.

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The best Oregon wineries

by CraiSBower Thursday - last edited Thursday

The Best Oregon WineriesThe Willamette Valley has served as savoured destination since the first wagons rolled in from the Oregon Trail. Though Henderson Luelling first planted grapes here in 1847, his fellow pioneers never could have imagined that their homesteads would transform into one of North America’s premier wine regions. Hitch a ride, grab a glass and check out some of the best Oregon wineries within an hour of Portland.

 

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Austin’s SoCo districtThe “hip strip” of South Congress Avenue (otherwise known as SoCo), is one of Austin's most popular neighbourhoods. This vibrant, eclectic, thoroughly Austin neighbourhood provides the perfect walkable day out, and is especially popular on First Thursdays, a monthly street fair with live music, art and craft stalls, and more. Here’s our guide to what to see and do in the SoCo district.

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