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In this Jan. 1, 2015 photo, a skier enjoys the trails at the Nordic Center at the Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., which also runs the famed downhill resort seen in the background expanded into cross country skiing last season as a new offering for guests. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)

“We noticed it from the street and then called,” said Knight, an electrical contractor. “We love snowshoeing and when we found out that Haymaker converted the golf course into a Nordic track, we thought it would be a great thing to add to the repertoire.”

Tourists use a selfie stick on the Trocadero Square, with  the Eiffel Tower in background, in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Selfie sticks have become enormously popular among tourists because you don’t have to ask strangers to take your picture, and unlike hand-held selfies, you can capture a wider view without showing your arm. But some people find selfie sticks obnoxious, arguing that they detract from the travel experience. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Jasmine Brett Stringer of Minneapolis writes a lifestyles blog called “Carpe Diem with Jasmine” and uses selfie sticks to record her videos. “A friend brought one back from Dubai and I said, ‘I’ve got to get one,'” she said.

In this Jan. 7, 2015 photo, The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson, is seen in Hermitage, Tenn. Many of Jackson's belongings have been meticulously preserved, including original furnishings, wallpaper, clothing, swords and even a carriage. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

“Andrew Jackson, Born for a Storm” is the first major content change to The Hermitage’s exhibition space in 25 years. Perhaps surprisingly, the new exhibit is also the first at the historic home to focus on Jackson and his legacy.

“Any time we’ve seen an Airstream, it’s like the clouds part and an angelic choir starts singing,” says Cliff Garinn, a 49-year-old college career counselor from Dallas.

FILE - In this July 8, 2013 photo, musicians play trombones as a tourist from Colombia takes their picture along the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. President Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, of plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Caribbean nation gives hope to airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies _ all which have been quietly eyeing a removal of the travel ban _ that they soon will be able to bring tourists to Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)

“Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean, so there’s some exciting possibilities,” said Roger Frizzell, spokesman for Carnival Corp. He said “some infrastructure for cruising already exists in the country,” although other issues “need to be taken into consideration if this market opens up.”

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