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The Cajun Experience means music, food

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Travel deals you won't want to miss

Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently.

Road Scholar offers The Cajun Experience in Music, Food and Dance based in Lafayette, La., and priced from $699 per person double occupancy. It includes the opportunity to meet with local artisans wile exploring Louisiana's Cajun culture. Price includes five nights' lodging, most meals, lectures, field trips, live performances and more. 800-454-5768, tinyurl.com/pgovgac

Liberty Travel has three- and four-night getaways to Mexico's Cabo San Lucas in Baja California as low as $715 per person double occupancy. That includes round-trip air from Los Angeles and lodging. tinyurl.com/pwyarx7

If you'd like to get away to the Caribbean after Thanksgiving this year, the Online Vacation Center has a 10-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean International priced from just $719 per person double occupancy for an ocean-view cabin. Sailing round-trip from Tampa, Fla., the itinerary includes port calls in Key West, Fla.; Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba and the Cayman Islands. Taxes and fees are extra. 800-780-9002, tinyurl.com/ky356bo

Generator Paris is a new hostel that will open in the French capital in February and will offer nightly rates ranging from about $30 per bed in a shared room to about $60 for a private room. tinyurl.com/myn9ydy

England's Glorious Countryside & Landmarks is a 13-day tour from Borton Overseas that explores the United Kingdom with a three-day land tour and 10 days aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Balmoral. The land tour visits Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds and Bath, while port calls on the cruise include Northern Ireland, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland Islands and Scotland. The June 19 tour is priced from $5,825 per person double occupancy, which includes round-trip air from Minneapolis. 800-843-0602, tinyurl.com/qyx9gzw

New Orleans isn't the only place to go for Mardi Gras (Feb. 17). Check out the activities in Southwest Louisiana and Lake Charles at swlamardigras.com

Find a list of 2015 exhibitions for New York's Museum of Modern Art at tinyurl.com/ok9srbf

FamilyVacationCritic.com lists its picks for best new roller coasters for 2015 at tinyurl.com/mbzjpv8

Fans of fans will want to visit the Fanimation Antique Fan Museum in Zionsville, Ind., to look at the more than 450 antique ceiling and desk fans. tinyurl.com/ph24vh6

The 14th Annual SF Sketchfest comedy festival will be Jan. 22-Feb. 8 in San Francisco. sfsketchfest.com

Montreal en Lumiere, a winter festival celebrating gastronomy and the arts, will be Feb. 19-March 1. tinyurl.com/7sr7udc

The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are Feb. 2-15 in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colo. vailbeavercreek2015.com

Prices include taxes and fees unless otherwise noted. Deals and websites listed here have been checked for availability as of press time, but the listings are not endorsements.

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