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Memphis enlivens old dead spots for a mega-makeover

I woke at 8:30 one Friday morning in a pitch-black hotel room, slipped on a robe, pulled back the curtains between me and my balcony and stepped out for a stunning Memphis view: hundreds of people ambling through the aisles of a Bass Pro Shops store.

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On 60th anniversary, 60 things you might not know about Disneyland

Much of Disneyland is built to scale to create the illusion of a full-scale experience. The trains circling the park and the Mark Twain Riverboat are built to five-eighth scale. Sleeping Beauty Castle and the storefronts on Main Street, U.S.A., use forced perspective to make the buildings appear taller.

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10 super stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway most motorists overlook

Jason Frye, a Wilmington, N.C.-based travel writer, zeroes in on the Southeast. His third guidebook, "Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip," was published in May (Moon/Avalon Travel, $19.99), with four more books for Moon lined up for 2016. Two will be about the Carolinas, one about Asheville and the fourth about Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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