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FILE - In this March 21, 2015 file photo, a high tide submerges a narrow causeway leading to the Mont Saint-Michel, on France's northern coast. This offshore islet topped by a stunning 8th century Benedictine abbey was France’s first heritage site and among the first ever designated. Already a major pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages, it underwent many transformations but has always drawn romantics and the faithful, even when it served as a prison during the French Revolution. (AP Photo) FRANCE OUT

This magnificent “lost city of the Incas” is cited by UNESCO as beset by logging, poor waste management and agricultural incursion but hasn’t been placed on its list of sites in danger. Peruvian experts are raising other alarm bells, from vehicle fumes to the unceasing tread of footsteps producing a similar effect as a small-scale earthquake that could lead to collapse of the temples and other structures.


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Links of Billy's Boudin are cut up after being  fried in a cast iron skillet in River Ridge, La., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Boudin is a tradition that dates back to the 1700s, when French Canadians came to Louisiana. Robert Carriker, a professor of history at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, says Cajuns started using local ingredients and spices to make sausages that are different from Old World recipes. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

“Boudin is not a New Orleans thing. It is a Cajun country thing,” says Robert Carriker, a professor of history at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and author of “Boudin: A Guide to Louisiana’s Extraordinary Link.” ”There are meat shops that make a handsome living for entire families selling almost nothing but boudin.”


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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes aegypti can spread the Zika virus, which is spreading in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and possibly other health issues. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

The Zika (ZEE’-ka) virus was first discovered in monkey in Uganda in 1947; its name comes from the Zika forest where it was first discovered. It is native mainly to tropical Africa, with outbreaks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. It showed up in Brazil last year and has since been seen in many Latin American countries and Caribbean islands.


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An image provided by FRCH via Hilton shows a rendering of a new hotel brand named Tru. Hilton is launching the new brand, focusing on budget travelers looking to spend $75 to $90 a night. (FRCH/Courtesy of Hilton via AP)

“You go in a lot of the competition and it’s like Russian roulette,” Nassetta says. “There’s really nobody doing it well at this price point.” Many of the hotels in the segment were once part of more upscale brands but as their owners couldn’t keep up with renovation costs, they downgraded to economy chains.


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In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, photo, Therese Lehane stands in the kitchen of her home in San Jose, Calif. Lehane is renting out two of her rooms to Super Bowl news crews. In the San Francisco Bay Area, where high rents are legend, residents looking to make a quick buck are offering their homes at super-sized prices to the 1 million visitors expected for the Super Bowl festivities. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

“There is definitely demand and it’s definitely a great way to generate extra income, but you can’t go overboard. You can’t gouge, because there’s such an increase in supply,” said David Ordal, chief executive officer of Everbooked, a company that provides pricing and market analytics for Airbnb.


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