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Burn off those calories and other SoCal events during the Thanksgiving weekend 19.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Ramp up to that Thanksgiving dinner with a walk or a run at the beach, then jump full-tilt into the holiday season with craft fairs and Santa on a surfboard.

Dana Point

Make space for calories with a run before your Thanksgiving feast: the 40th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot. It’s combined with...

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With renovatons and new restaurants, LAX hotels are taking off 19.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The $14 billion in improvements at LAX have stolen the show, but the airport is not the only place that’s getting a face-lift.

Check out the nearby hotels on Century Boulevard for a happy surprise for out-of-town guests or for you if you have an early flight.

There are new hotels and several others...

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Warmest wishes (and gear ideas) for toasty travels 19.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Traveling to a cold-weather destination for the holidays? Here are some neat new take-alongs for warming up inside and out.

Big sippers

When I take my coffee on the road, I want it to stay hot, but not in those off-tasting, thick-lipped metal or plastic mugs. The tough, sipper-friendly, double-wall...

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Land mines in Ukraine’s east put it among world’s most dangerous areas for civilians 18.11.2017 Washington Post: World
Anti-vehicle mines, in particular, kill more people in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine than anywhere else in the world, researchers say — surpassing victims in Syria, Yemen or battlefields across Africa.
"Keep It in the Ground": As UN Climate Summit Ends, Activists Protest at Europe's Largest Open-Pit Coal Mine 17.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Throughout the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, activists have been protesting against fossil fuels. Early this morning, Democracy Now! drove about 45 minutes west of Bonn to the forests of western Germany, where activists unfurled a banner at the largest open-pit coal mine in Europe that read, "It's Up to Us to Keep It in the Ground." "You can't separate the peace movement from the climate movement," says Lea Heuser, winner of Germany's Aachen Peace Prize. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: Yes, this is Democracy Now! We're broadcasting live from the final day of the UN climate summit here in Bonn, Germany, where, all this week, activists have been protesting against fossil fuels, especially coal. Well, early this morning, we drove about 45 minutes west of Bonn to the forests of western Germany. For years, activists there have been fighting to shut down the largest open-pit coal mine in Europe. The massive Hambach mine extracts an extremely dirty form of coal called lignite, also known as brown ...
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Fly round-trip from LAX to Phuket, Thailand, for $400 on China Southern 17.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

You can fly to Phuket, Thailand, for $400 round-trip from LAX, including all taxes and fees, on China Southern, using the money you save on airfare for a splurge at the island resort in the Andaman Sea.

The fare, subject to availability, is for travel Jan. 17 through May 3. You must stay at least...

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Get ready for Black Friday-Cyber Monday travel deals on Cuba, Greece and more 16.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If part of your Thanksgiving tradition involves Black Friday-Cyber Monday shopping, consider your travel plans when scouting for deals. Lots of tour operators and outfitters will be offering flash sales on overseas trips for one day or longer — and you can do it all online too.

The deals:


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LAX expected to be nation's second busiest airport over Thanksgiving week, report says 16.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) will be the busiest airport in the nation during Thanksgiving week, followed by Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), according to a travel report released Wednesday.

More than 1.3 million passengers are expected to fly out of Atlanta,...

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Palm Springs elects an all-LGBTQ City Council, showing the power of gay politics 15.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With its tolerant culture, Midcentury architectural style and lively arts scene, Palm Springs has for decades been a mecca for the LGBTQ community.

The city is ranked first in the state and third in the nation among cities with the most same-sex couples per 1,000 households, according to an analysis...

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Dog days in December? Napa Valley winery offers canine-friendly holiday weekend 14.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Looking for a special gift for the oh-so-special dog in your life? You might find it in Napa Valley in December, when Calistoga Ranch presents a three-night getaway for travelers with pups.

The family-friendly event in Calistoga starts Dec. 13 with a smoked-bacon scavenger hunt in the vineyard,...

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Discover India with travel pro Susan Geringer on 14-day women-only tour 13.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Join Susan Geringer, a tour company founder who specializes in India, on a small-group tour for women that blends local life, arts, crafts and interactive experiences.

The 14-day itinerary includes the cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Narlai, Udaipur and Mumbai.

Highlights include...

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Tours of flood-damaged Scotty's Castle in Death Valley National Park focus on repairs 13.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Two years ago, a flash flood swept through historic Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park, causing serious damage to the building and the road. Starting Dec. 2, the attraction, which has been closed since October 2015, is set to reopen to weekly tours for visitors who want to see its renovations...

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New security measures at U.S. airports could slow you down this holiday travel season 13.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If you’re getting on a plane during the holidays, the rules for security have changed. Again. And that turkey gravy you’re carrying? You can tote it in your carry-on — but not enough to feed a crowd. Here are some ground rules fliers should know lest they run afoul of what promises to be an exceptionally...

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You may not fare as well, financially speaking, with basic economy 12.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Nice article on basic economy fares [“Is Basic Economy Worth It?” On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Nov. 5]. One surprising thing I've seen is that those fares are sometimes more expensive than regular economy fares. It makes no sense, but my frequent-flier friends and I have seen this fairly often...

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Films & programs: Times Travel Talk, camp cooking, tidepool walk in San Pedro and hiking in Joshua Tree 12.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary


Holiday travel

Learn holiday survival tips from the Travel staff, and see a demonstration on how to pack better by experts Elizabeth Harryman, travel editor of Westways magazine, and Paul Lasley, a Westways contributor and the executive producer of On Travel Media. Tom Spagnola...

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The mistakes you make on a cruise that can ruin your trip — and how to avoid them 12.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If you've booked your first cruise or are thinking about booking one, you may need advice on how to avoid blunders that can ruin your journey — a sort of a sailing-for-landlubbers guide.

Here are 10 gaffes to avoid:

First things first: Don't call it a boat; it's a ship. There are exceptions, but...

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What's up for the weekend of Nov. 17-19: Hollywood, hot air balloons and Harry Potter 12.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Hollywood insiders, hot air balloons, Harry Potter, avant-garde transportation and women with beards are all part of next weekend’s festivities.


Peek behind the magic curtain as animation professionals converge at the eighth CTN Animation eXpo. Nearly 100 small panels and workshops can...

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In shadow of Germany’s climate conference, a village disappears to make way for coal mining 12.11.2017 Washington Post
Despite its green reputation, the nation is struggling with an addiction to one of the dirtiest fuels.
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Frustration sets in after coal mine health study suspended 11.11.2017 AP Top News
GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. (AP) -- Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines - a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife's, too....
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Great turkey trots (including America's very first one) to run on Thanksgiving Day 10.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The oldest continually run footrace in America just happens to be a Thanksgiving Day turkey trot. The YMCA in Buffalo, N.Y., plays host to the race that began in 1896 with six runners on a cross-country route that has since become the city’s downtown.

The action shifted to streets in the mid-1950s....

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