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New York Times Travel Show Features Safaris, Solar Power and Cigar-Rolling

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More than 500 destinations were on display at the New York Times Travel Show.

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Winter-weary New Yorkers took their dreams of warm, sunny islands in tropical locations to the New York Times Travel Show this past weekend. The show, in its 10th year, showcases more than 500 travel destinations from all over the world.

There were seminars on travel and social media, the latest mobile travel apps, as well as ways to use the Internet to research and book your next vacation. The floor was divided into sections by country and type of travel. Given the number of people standing in line for cruise information, vacationing on the high seas is clearly a popular travel option.

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For those who prefer land -- whether you're looking for the ultimate African safari, or rest and relaxation on a Caribbean Island -- the show did not disappoint. Travel experts offered tips for bookings and family-friendly vacations, while hotel lines showed off their latest properties. We even found a man in the Dominican Republic booth hand-rolling cigars to show off the flavor of his country.

And as always, the show featured useful gadgets to take on vacation. Click through the gallery, above, to see what caught our eye.

Do you use social media to plan trips? What types of tech do you bring on trips? Let us know in the comments.

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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