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Switzerland-Italy train ride traverses different worlds

It takes 27 minutes to pass through the Gotthard Base Tunnel. It's something of a dreamlike experience: you're on the train hurtling through lush Swiss scenery – trackside haystacks and farmhouses, small villages with a single towering steeple, distant mist-crowned mountains, and dramatic landscape unfolding in more shades of green than you knew existed. Then all of a sudden, everything goes dark. Pitch black. You're still moving at about 150 miles per hour, but now you can't see where you're going.

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Jazzed about New Orleans

There are close to 100 stations on my Pandora playlist, ranging from classical and folk to rock and hip hop. Despite the selection of artists and songs at my fingertips, I always seem to find myself choosing jazz. It's comfort music, soothing my soul at the end of a long day, beckoning a liberal pour of red with a side of couch collapse and longneck candles.

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Hard driving and smooth sailing in Coastal Connecticut

Because there are no city-sized theme parks in Southern Connecticut, you must find your thrills there in real life. I had just come from helping to herd a crew of second-graders through the Visitor Center at the PEZ factory in the town of Orange–a fragrant, colorful diversion for the nation's devoted army of "Pez Heads" and for civilians like us, who just like popping dispenser heads and downing twelve-packs of chewy PEZ bricks. I was now rolling in an easterly direction along Interstate 95, toward Mystic Seaport.

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New SLO airport terminal makes TSA security checks faster

As the busy Thanksgiving travel season looms, Lorie Dankers from the Transportation Security Administration talks about how extra room at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport offers a better passenger experience for travelers. Screenings and other processes are more efficient and faster.

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New SLO airport terminal makes TSA security checks faster 1:22

New SLO airport terminal makes TSA security checks faster

Pacific Surfliner: Ride from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles — in 6 minutes 6:16

Pacific Surfliner: Ride from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles — in 6 minutes

Yosemite is gorgeous right now — just look at this rainbow over Vernal Fall 0:26

Yosemite is gorgeous right now — just look at this rainbow over Vernal Fall

This peaceful Yosemite creek offers small, quiet wonder next to massive Half Dome and roaring falls 0:34

This peaceful Yosemite creek offers small, quiet wonder next to massive Half Dome and roaring falls

Would you zipline off the Eiffel Tower? 1:01

Would you zipline off the Eiffel Tower?

Ride along on a steam train through the redwood forest 1:40

Ride along on a steam train through the redwood forest

A spectacular aerial view of SLO County's hills 1:53

A spectacular aerial view of SLO County's hills

Soar over the Central Coast in this breathtaking drone video 3:05

Soar over the Central Coast in this breathtaking drone video

Moonbows at Yosemite National Park draw crowds 1:04

Moonbows at Yosemite National Park draw crowds

Watch workers remove the bell, steeple from SLO's oldest wooden building 2:03

Watch workers remove the bell, steeple from SLO's oldest wooden building

Taste, smell, swing and even swim at this ice cream museum

If you've ever wanted to jump into a pool of sprinkles, or swing on a banana swing while eating a chocolate covered frozen banana, a new museum on Miami Beach is waiting for you. The Museum of Ice Cream is opening on Collins Ave. in Miami Beach with plenty to taste and room to play.
Emily Michot Miami Herald
Taste, smell, swing and even swim at this ice cream museum 1:16

Taste, smell, swing and even swim at this ice cream museum

New SLO airport terminal makes TSA security checks faster 1:22

New SLO airport terminal makes TSA security checks faster

Pacific Surfliner: Ride from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles — in 6 minutes 6:16

Pacific Surfliner: Ride from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles — in 6 minutes

Yosemite is gorgeous right now — just look at this rainbow over Vernal Fall 0:26

Yosemite is gorgeous right now — just look at this rainbow over Vernal Fall