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In Hawaii, ceremonies at battleship Missouri to mark the end of World War II

The end of World War II is to be remembered in Hawaii at the ship where the Japanese surrendered 70 years ago, less than a month after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Sources: Pearl, Encyclopedia Britannica. Photo of the battleship Arizona by the Associated Press....

New Orleans Katrina presidents anniversary

President Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will travel to New Orleans on three separate days to stand with locals commemorating the 10th  anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Obama will be  in New Orleans on Aug. 27, two days ahead of the acutal anniversary, when he meets...

Round-trip fare to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is convenient from John Wayne and a bargain at $333

Here's a round-trip airfare deal to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, that's convenient from Orange County: Southwest is offering this $333 fare, including all taxes and fees, from John Wayne Airport.

Deal: Get two Disneyland tickets with stays at these Newport Beach hotels

Everyone seems to be celebrating Disneyland's 60th birthday. Eight Newport Beach hotels are offering two Disneyland tickets to guests who stay at least two nights. The offer won't last long for some hotels, so don't take too long to decide. The deal I recently wrote about Costa Mesa hotels offering...

For the rugged, Miraval offers wilderness hikes in the Arizona desert

Explore the rugged Sonoran Desert outside Tucson in late October during Hiking Week at Miraval Resort & Spa.

L.A.'s not as sexy as New York? Who says? Um, Playboy magazine

Los Angeles, you need to be kinkier and have affairs somewhere hipper than the Holiday Inn in downtown Santa Monica.

How New Orleans will commemorate Hurricane Katrina, 10 years later

President Obama and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency will visit New Orleans on Aug. 27, two days before the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. A historic marker for Hurricane Katrina appears along the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans. The city was devastated as a result of...

Knott's plans makeover of 17-year-old GhostRider wooden coaster

Knott's Berry Farm plans a full restoration of the aging GhostRider wooden coaster as part of a 75th anniversary celebration of the Ghost Town area of the Buena Park theme park.

Griffith Observatory and Big Sur among '500 best places on the planet' (Sorry, Hollywood sign!)

If your bucket list needs some puffing up, check out this new collection of 500 must-see places from Lonely Planet. The Temples of Angkor in Cambodia came in first on the mega-list voted on by the travel guide company's staff writers and editors. It was a "landslide" choice, a Lonely Planet statement...

Video: We hold this Boston tourist attraction to be self-evident

Boston has history the way Manhattan has density and Los Angeles has brown lawns. And one of Boston's busiest historic areas is Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Golf carts? They're so yesterday. In Hawaii, GolfBoards let you have even more fun on the links

If you golf but have never surfed or snowboarded, two of Hawaii's golf courses offer a sort of blended experience, thanks to an assist from a pro surfer.

Peek into the life of author Jack London on a historic tour at his California home

Author Jack London's novels were often set in the wilds of Alaska, but he chose to make his home in the gentle hills of California. Jack London State Historic Park is offering a half-day historical tour of the ranch in Glen Ellen that London and his wife, Charmian, called home. The History Hike...

Explore New Zealand by air and by water on a small-ship cruise

Explore Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's largest, by airplane, helicopter, ship and motorcoach on AdventureSmith Explorations' eight-day excursion.

How Natalie La Rose, Zayn Malik and Big Sean partied in Las Vegas

Singer and dancer Natalie La Rose, best known for her single "Somebody," didn't let a little rain dampen her Friday afternoon when she performed at Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool & Dayclub in Las Vegas.

Cirque du Soleil's 'KÀ' lets fans go behind the scenes at the MGM Grand

A twin brother and sister escape danger in Cirque du Soleil's “KÀ,” the gravity-defying show at the MGM Grand. Now fans can go behind the scenes of the show during new free open houses every Tuesday at 11 and 11:30 a.m. starting this week.

'America's Got Talent' winner to headline a Las Vegas show

Are you a fan of "America's Got Talent"? A Season 10 winner hasn't even been crowned yet but already the lucky performer has a Las Vegas show set.

Gear: This pen holder connects old-world practicality with new-world needs

Having a pen or stylus handy is a must in this age of electronics; the new Quiver Pen Holder is an elegant solution.

8 unanswered questions about Disneyland's Star Wars Land

Disney raised more questions than it answered at the D23 Expo with the announcement of plans to unveil Star Wars Lands at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla.

You can bring your dog along when you golf at this California resort

If you've ever wanted to bring your dog along on the golf greens, here's your chance. The Chalet View Lodge, about 50 miles north of Truckee, Calif., in the High Sierra welcomes pets on the resort's nine-hole golf course. To be clear: Your dog won't be given clubs and a caddy; it's just a chance...

Deal: 10% discount on Big Bear Lake lodgings over Labor Day and beyond

Still deciding where to go for a late summer escape? You'll receive 10% off your stay in Big Bear Lake and receive additional discounts on a scenic sky chair ride to the top of Snow Summit ski resort or nine holes of golf at the base of Big Bear Mountain. The deal (Big Bear Mountain Resorts) Big...

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