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The latest travel news from the pages of this month's issue.

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Slopes for snowboarders Taos Ski Valley will open its ski runs to snowboarders as of March 19. skitaos.org.

Fish tales Splash Zone: Ocean Homes is a new kids' gallery at Monterey Bay Aquarium; it has a 40-foot-long touch tank. montereybayaquarium.org, $25.

Caribbean ship Reservations are now being taken for the Carnival Pride's first seven-day Caribbean sailings. carnival.com.

For the birds The 152-acre International Center for Birds of Prey has opened in Charleston, S.C., with more than 80 species. internationalbirdsofprey.org.

Italian art An exhibit of Roman art from the Louvre is up at the Seattle Art Museum until May 11. seattleartmuseum.org, $20.

Layover lodging Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam now has a design hotel called CitizenM, the first in a chain. citizenm.com, from $100.

River cruising Next month, the refurbished Victoria Empress resumes sailing along the Yangtze River. victoriacruises.com.

Pax rights New York law now requires airlines to provide adequate food and water and clean bathrooms to passengers stuck on planes for over three hours before takeoff.

Say what? Lingo Corp. has a new translator, the Voyager 4, that speaks 14 languages, uses The New Oxford American Dictionary, and has a built-in voice recorder.lingotranslators.com, $200.

Fly to Colombia Six airlines--including JetBlue and Spirit--are bidding on more than two dozen weekly flights to Colombia. Some flights could be running by April.

Kayak news Kayak is unveiling a toolbar to compete with Google, allowing searches that would be limited to travel-related content, like hotel or airline sites.

Passport help ItsEasy.com's new 24-hour desk at JFK Airport helps people with emergency visa or passport problems, even arranging same-day passports for passengers at the Passport Agency in New York City.

NYC to Toronto Regional Canadian carrier Porter Airlines is planning daily service between Newark and Toronto's downtown airport starting in the spring.

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