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Take cooking classes, visit wineries, yacht down Douro River on Portugal tour 12.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Foodies, wine lovers and those who enjoy cooking will be thrilled by this 10-day tour of Lisbon, Porto and the Douro River Valley.

Starting in Lisbon, guests will participate in a Portuguese tapas walkabout enjoying the local flavors. A market visit with a private chef and cooking class in Lisbon...

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How does Vegas do fall? Flower peacocks and a talking tree come to Bellagio's indoor gardens 11.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Peacocks made of roses and a talking tree mean its autumn at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden in Las Vegas. Visitors will find serenity and tranquility, plus a bit of whimsy, in this floral tribute to the fall harvest season.

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden inside the Bellagio...

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Step into the Sambadrome! Party during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro during this Brazil tour 10.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Picture yourself at Rio de Janeiro’s lavish Carnival parades, street parties and samba competitions on a five-day tour of Brazil with Southern Explorations.

On this tour, you’ll spend a full day at the Sambadrome, the landmark building in Rio where dancers compete and perform in the annual parade...

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What's open, what's closed, and what travelers need to know about fire-ravaged Napa Valley 10.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Napa Valley's tourism agency is advising travelers to avoid the area until deadly fires sweeping through California’s wine country subside. Closed roads, smoky skies and evacuations have made travel to parts of the area impossible.

Visit Napa Valley posted a note to travelers on its website Monday:...

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You can ward off water woes that can damage your house while you're away 9.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

You’ve stopped your mail and your newspaper, found a pet sitter and arranged for a ride to the airport.

But did you check your washing machine hoses?

We’re betting that systems that deliver water in your house are about the last thing on your mind as you decamp for vacation.

But after reading the...

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Tour of Japan blends old and the new, history and culture 9.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

History and culture are the focus of a new seven-day tour in Japan offered by Classic Journeys. The excursion begins in Tokyo with a guided walk to the old district of Asakusa, followed by a sushi-making class and a trip to a karaoke bar.

In Hakone, known for its hot springs and views of Mt. Fuji,...

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Mon Dieu! I finally learned to speak French 8.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Ever since high school, French has been my big white whale.

Years later, still feeling like the stereotypical American language dunce during trips to France, I decided to make peace with my nemesis.

Perhaps we could be pals, but the friendship had been slow in coming.

A few years ago I enrolled...

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At Puye Cliffs, N.M., travelers are in the grasp of a fascinating Native American history 8.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

We silenced our phones as we stood among remnants of an ancient Native American village, trying to imagine the daily activity 1,000 years ago on this remote mesa.

As gusts of wind whistled, we closed our eyes and pictured men hunting with bows and arrows, women shaping clay pottery and children...

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Films & programs: SoCal backpacking, the Cabrillo aquarium and the Wonderland of Rocks in Joshua Tree 8.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary



Experts will give an overview of planning, preparation and gear for backpacking in Southern California.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Burbank, 1900 W. Empire Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (818) 847-9509


Open house

Discover the Salinas de San Pedro...

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Color them contented: Story on trip on U.S. 395 inspires them to hop in the car 8.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Mike James' story on U.S. 395 inspired us to immediately take a road trip [“On the 395? Stop!,” Sept. 24. The picture of Red Rock Canyon State Park was the draw.

Thanks so much for a great three-day trip. Keep suggestions like this coming our way.

We saw the article on the front page of the Travel...

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Here's your chance to camp out on top of the Beverly Wilshire hotel 7.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, is gearing up for its 90th anniversary in 2018 by offering a chance to sleep under the urban stars — with a luxurious twist.

You can choose to go glamping (luxury-scale camping) on the terrace of the hotel’s Veranda Suite.The studio-style suite, which...

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Fly round-trip from LAX to the capital of China's Hunan province for $469 on Hainan Airlines 6.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Fares to Asia continue to be a bargain, and here is one of the latest: You can fly to Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, for $469 round-trip from LAX on Hainan Airlines.

The fare, subject to availability and blackout dates, is for departures Tuesdays and Fridays and returns Mondays and Thursdays...

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Where are the world's best bars? Mostly in London and New York, this top-50 list says 6.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

American Bar in the Savoy Hotel and Dandelyan in the Mondrian Hotel, both in London, took top honors in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2017.

NoMad bar in New York City’s NoMad Hotel came in third (and first among North American bars), followed by the Connaught Bar inside the London hotel of the same...

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On a weekend escape to Carmel Valley, I spent my birthday in a Benz, then walked to wine tastings 5.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I drink on only three occasions: When I’m in wine country, when it's my birthday and when it's not my birthday. With that special date looming, I had lots of motivation to sample vino a few months ago during a weekend stay in Carmel Valley. I like this woodsy, laid-back community at the edge of...

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New Big Sur bridge on Highway 1 to open soon, but iconic roadway remains shut farther south 5.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The long-awaited replacement for Highway 1’s Pfeiffer Creek Bridge in Big Sur is slated to open Oct. 13, according to a Caltrans news release. It’s good news for travelers who will be able to drive from Carmel to Big Sur and beyond on Highway 1. However, California’s iconic coastal route remains...

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Nothing but wow moments on this tour of Utah's five national parks 4.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Leave the driving to Austin Adventures on an eight-day exploration of Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion national parks.

Moab, Utah, is base camp for two days of hiking in Arches and Canyonlands. An afternoon trek will introduce participants to colorful Capitol Reef, followed by...

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Make like explorer Cabrillo when San Salvador replica ship comes to L.A. 4.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to walk the decks of a historic galleon, here’s your chance. A full-size replica of the San Salvador, the ship that explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed along the coast of Southern California in the mid-16th century, will arrive this week at the Los Angeles...

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Play through on a discounted golf-and-stay offer at Solvang's Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort 3.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, wants golfers to come play in October. The Solvang, Calif., resort marks the 25th anniversary of one of its golf courses, the River Course, by offering travelers a midweek room-and-play discount package.

The deal: This golfing package...

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Parts of the Las Vegas Strip are open, but a 2 1/2-mile section remains closed after deadly mass shooting 2.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A 2 1/2-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard remained sealed at mid-morning Monday, but many Las Vegas Strip hotels are operating after a deadly mass shooting near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The Strip is closed from Tropicana Avenue south to Sunset Road, according to the road closures map...

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Films & programs: Discovering the Grand Canyon, all about desert bighorn sheep 1.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary



An REI expert will help attendees discover adventures within the park, such as hiking, backpacking, canyoneering and rafting.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 E. Foothill Blvd.,

Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360



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