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Sturgis prepares for the 75th edition of its legendary motorcycle rally

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota turns 75 this year.

Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently:

•The 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be Aug. 3-9 in the western South Dakota town.

•Zion Lodge in southern Utah's Zion National Park, for the first time, is offering narrated tram rides through Zion Canyon on the closed Zion Canyon Scenic Drive this summer.

•G Adventures has a 15-day Seattle-to-San-Francisco adventure aimed at the 18-39 crowd that's priced from $1,979 per person double occupancy. Among the places visited are Yosemite, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. Eleven nights are spent camping and three in hotels or hostels. 888-800-4100,

•Paniolo Greens at Waikoloa on the Big Island, Hawaii, has one-bedroom suites as low as $117 per night if booked by July 31 for travel through Dec. 18. Blackout dates may apply.

•Intrepid Travel is donating all profits from its 2015-16 Nepal trips to its nonprofit organization to aid the rebuilding effort in Nepal after the recent devastating earthquake there.

•Enter for a chance to win a two-night getaway at any U.S. Sonesta Collection property by signing up for a Sonesta Travel Pass at

•The S.S. Badger, billed as America's last coal-fired steamship, is again offering passenger and vehicle ferry service between Ludington, Mich., and Manitowoc, Wis., until Oct. 11. 800-841-4243,

•Order the 2015 Illinois Travel Guide, or view it online at

•Check out lodging options in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., as low as $48 a night at

•The Traverse Tall Ship Co. offers day sails, bed-and-breakfast experiences and multiday cruises aboard sail-powered boats on Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. 800-678-0383,

•Sunset dinner cruises are among the summer offerings by Dells Boat Tours in the always-popular Wisconsin Dells.

•Check out golf destinations in Missouri at

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

Phil Marty is a freelance reporter.

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