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SeaWorld San Diego answers critics with a slow and boring new Orca Encounter show

SeaWorld San Diego’s controversial new Orca Encounter offers a direct response to its critics with a less theatrical and more natural show that bills itself as the “world’s first live documentary.” The marine theme park has struggled with how to present its marquee killer whale show ever since...

That Polynesian-style canoe that left Hawaii three years ago? It's been around the world and will return to Honolulu

Three years ago, a crew of sailors set off from Hawaii aboard a replica Polynesian canoe to travel the world. They would forsake GPS and other modern technology, and instead navigate by the stars and the sun as their ancestors did. Their mission: to encourage communities to create a more sustainable...

United is upgrading service for business, Premium Economy passengers from LAX to Newark

United is beefing up its transcontinental service, announcing on Wednesday upgraded features on its LAX-Newark, N.J., flights starting July 1. For business-class passengers, United’s service on this route will mimic what they receive on international routes, including lie-flat seat/beds with duvets,...

Cruise lines roll out Mexico sailings for fall 2017 and beyond

Who’s sailing to Mexico in fall 2017 and 2018? Three cruise lines recently rolled out their plans to sail to Baja as well as resort towns on the Mexican Riviera. The Royal Princess will make its debut on the Mexico circuit with seven-night cruises from Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera starting...

Mammoth extending ski and board season into August, for only the second time

The latest evidence that snow angels have smiled on the Sierra this season? Mammoth Mountain will stay open into August. The massive resort has remained running that late only one time before, in 1995. The announcement follows Squaw Valley’s news that it may stay open right into the fall. Over...

More than one Elvis will be in the building as impersonators compete near Vegas

Elvis impersonators will no doubt be singing “Viva Las Vegas” when they compete for $10,000 in prize money in mid-June. But at this contest, they should sing “Viva Mesquite” instead. Mesquite is a pint-sized gaming town along Interstate15 about an hour-and-a-half drive north of the Strip. The Casablanca...

Where to find great burgers and beers on your next cruise

Cruise lines pride themselves in coming up with tempting dining options. But what if you just feel like a plain ol’ burger and a beer when you’re at sea? They’ve got that covered too, but in a very gourmet way. Here’s where you’ll find great options for upscale burgers (vegetarian ones too) and...

The Beast is back. Get wet on this NYC speedboat ride — and save 50%

It’s the quickest, wettest Manhattan tour you’ll ever take. Speedboat rides in New York Harbor are perfect for those who want to see the Statue of Liberty while zipping past at 45 mph. Tickets for the seasonal rides are half off now through mid-June. The deal: The Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises...

Two of Hawaii's national parks will increase admission fees to $25

Plan to dig a little deeper into your wallet if you’re going to visit one of Hawaii’s national parks soon. Haleakala National Park on Maui and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island will increase fees from $20 to $25 per vehicle starting Thursday. For pedestrians and bicyclists, the fee...

Fast cars, slow food on tour of Italy's car country

Get behind the wheel of Italy’s luxury vehicles on Zicasso’s 10-day tour of Emilia-Romagna’s “Motor Valley.” Highlights includes Modena, home to Maserati and Pagani; Bologna, home to Lamborghini and Ducati motorbikes; and Maranello, home to Ferrari. Participants will tour the factories and museums...

The 10 best places to picnic in the West

From the Grand Canyon to a cemetery, a place where dinos once roamed to a beerapolooza, here are great places to dig into the potato salad.

John F. Kennedy turns 100 this year. Museums and libraries across the country reflect on his presidency.

The centennial year begins with a party at his Presidential Library and Museum in Boston and continues throughout the year at a variety of venues.

How you aggravate, annoy and occasionally outrage the cabin crew — and your fellow passengers. (Hint: Your bad habit starts with an 'e')

On any given flight, most passengers have a cellphone, a laptop, a tablet or other e-device with which they can watch movies, play video games or conduct business. Although these diversions help relieve in-flight tedium and allow travelers to make effective use of their time, electronic devices...

A sea journey on which you don't gain weight? Bring it on — and these do

Some people dread cruises the way they dread the holidays. They assume they're going to gain 8 pounds by the time it’s over. It can be a challenge to resist the bountiful buffets, rich desserts and rum drinks with tiny umbrellas. But some people, such as Dawn Tracey of Los Angeles, embark on a...

Whether you're traveling in Nicaragua or Nevada, here are five rules for keeping your kids happy

A gap year in Central America taught Mom and Dad some important lessons, including how important it is to have some down time during your down time.

A 'Monumental' exhibit of Alexander Calder's works at Denver Botanic Gardens

"Calder: Monumental" is on display at the gardens' York Street location and will not travel, making the exhibition unique.

If it's lavender fields forever you're seeking, you can find that deep purple haze much closer to home

You don't have to go to Washington for a celebration of all things lavender as the Sequim, Wash., story suggested [“They Just Love Their Lavender,” by Sara Lessley, May 21]. Highland Springs Ranch & Inn in Cherry Valley, north of Beaumont, has an annual Lavender Festival (hsresort.com/thelavenderfestival)....

Peruvian treks, learn to tie knots

CAMPING Workshop An REI expert will teach you basic camping knots and how to tie them. When, where: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Woodland Hills, 6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Admission, info: $29. (818) 703-5300 PERU Presentation Learn about hiking the Inca Trail as well as other off-the-beaten...

How Disney fit a Guardians of the Galaxy space age power plant into a theme park

The new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride set to open Saturday at Disney California Adventure looks like it was dropped from outer space into the middle of the Anaheim theme park. And that’s by design. Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative arm of the company, re-skinned the 2004 Twilight...

From LAX, a $795 round-trip fare to the South Pacific's Cook Islands on Air New Zealand

You can get to the exotic Cook Islands for $795 round trip from LAX on Air New Zealand. The fare, which includes all taxes and fees and is subject to availability, is for departures on Saturdays on these dates: Aug. 26-Sept. 24, Oct. 21-Dec. 15 and Jan. 20-March 31. Returns are on Fridays. You...

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