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Many readers followed along 'On Faith's Path'

Inspirational essayon belief and devotion Tom Curwen's "On Faith's Path" [Dec. 20] captivated me. Beautifully written, profound, inspiring. The Times is expensive but it is articles like this that make it all worthwhile. Thank you for illuminating and expanding my mind and my day. Please keep these...

Help the beach in San Pedro and learn to tie some knots at REI

CAMPING Workshop Learn five important knots and how and when to use them. When, where: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Woodland Hills, 6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Admission, info: $20 members, $40 non-members. (818) 703-5300. SAN PEDRO Conservation effort Join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for...

Reader recommendation: Bangkok's Swiss Lodge and the Narai Hotel for tourists

THAILAND I've visited Bangkok a number of times in recent years, and it remains one of the most reasonably priced, tourist-friendly cities in the world. My personal favorite is the small Swiss Lodge hotel, which draws many business travelers. It's adjacent to a Catholic girls school in central...

Listen to this 'Jingle Bells' made with seat belt clicks and other aircraft noises

Forget the dogs barking out "Jingle Bells." Portuguese airline TAP, which turned 70 years old in 2015, has come up with a clever version of the classic Christmas song. It uses the click of seat belts, the snap of tray tables and other aircraft sounds. OK, maybe not every single note comes from...

Why these veterans came to Alaska's North Pole to see Santa -- and each other

If part of Christmas means sharing the holiday with others, some veterans received an early gift. The Wounded Warrior Project, a charity dedicated to helping injured U.S. servicemen and women, particularly those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, adjust to civilian life, recently brought 21 veterans...

An after-Christmas package: Santa Anita racetrack is opening its winter season in style

For more than eight decades, the racetrack at Santa Anita Park in Southern California has opened its winter season the day after Christmas -- and this year is no exception. The Winter Meet, as it's called, is set to kick off with live music, a Guest Chef series and, of course, thoroughbred racing....

Ice-skating on Christmas in Honolulu? Here's where to go to take a spin

With temperatures in the 80s and plenty of sunshine forecast for Honolulu this month, outdoor ice skating might seem out of the question. But it's not. When you tire of the sand and sun and want a bit of the holiday feel, head to Ward Village, a shopping and entertainment complex a couple of miles...

Barely know the Baltics? Get acquainted on an immersive tour

Is touring France, Spain or Italy becoming old hat? Consider Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania instead, as well as the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, on a 13-day Mir Corp. tour. The excursion begins in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Its walled Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next is a...

Las Vegas: Nick Jonas! Fireworks! Seven places to party on New Year's Eve for $50 or less

You don't have to max out your credit card to have a good time in Sin City this New Year's Eve. Sure, the biggest headliners and poshest hotels could put a dent in your budget, but there are plenty of celebrations that will set you back $50 or less per person. Some are even free.Here are eight...

Here, from Mexico, is what to ask when entering any new room

Tepoztlan is a mystical Mexican mountain town that doesn't get the appreciation it deserves. It's only about 30 miles south of Mexico City, yet it's got a lazy vibe, hippie inclinations, gorgeous buildings from centuries past -- including the church ceiling shown here -- and a pre-Columbian ruin...

Winning photos of creatures found in America's national wildlife refuges

National wildlife refuges are America's lesser-known public lands. National parks and monuments draw lots of visitors and attention, but the National Wildlife Refuge System includes lands open to the public too. It protects 150 million acres of land and water from Maine to Alaska  -- and the creatures...

See six Alaska national parks by bus, plane and cruise ship

The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial next year, and to mark the occasion John Hall’s Alaska is offering a tour by bus, plane and ship to six of the state’s eight national parks. The 19-day excursion (12 on land, seven at sea) begins in Anchorage with “flightseeing” trips to Katmai...

An evening fit for a queen — Queen Kapiolani — at Honolulu's royal palace

Oahu visitors can return to the era of Hawaiian royalty during rare evening tours of Honolulu's Iolani Palace next Monday and Tuesday.Once home to the island's kings and queens, the palace in downtown Honolulu generally offers only daytime tours. But to celebrate the Dec. 31 anniversary of the...

Go deep into the ocean without getting wet at this Hawaiian film festival

Prepare to experience oceans as you've never experienced them before when a sea-themed film festival returns to the island of Hawaii. The Waimea Ocean Film Festival, which is set from Jan. 1 to 8, strives to immerse guests in an environment that promotes greater awareness of our oceans. In addition...

Here's a budget tour to Israel for less than $1,500 — including airfare from LAX

Explore the haunting deserts, modern cities and archaeological treasures of Israel in this budget tour that includes round-trip air fare from Los Angeles, plus meals and accommodations, for less than $1,500 per person. The eight-day Troy Tour, which begins in Tel Aviv, includes iconic sites such...

'Aladdin' runs out of wishes as curtain drops on 13-year run at Disney California Adventure

After an astonishing 13-year run, the “Aladdin” musical at Disney California Adventure will come to an end on Jan. 10 after entertaining 13 million people during 14,000 performances. Over the years, I probably saw “Aladdin” a dozen times in the Hyperion Theater, and I always found the 40-minute...

Gnarliest picket fence ever

On the north shore of Kauai in the storied hamlet of Hanalei, there's a B&B called Surfboard House. It's only got two units, an Elvis Suite and a Cowgirl Suite, each priced at $350 per night. Since I needed something closer to $200, I didn't get to stay there on my last visit in 2014. But I stopped...

'Nutcracker' as you've never seen it: Elaborate ice sculptures in Nashville tell the holiday tale

Whether or not the weather outside is frightful, the larger-than-life ice sculptures at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville are delightful. This year’s "ICE!," an annual Christmas attraction at the hotel, features amazing scenes from "The Nutcracker" that are hand-carved...

LAX-Peru round trip for $463, including fees, kicks in on Jan. 18

Sample great food in a vibrant city with Aeromexico’s $463 round-trip fare, including all taxes and fees, to Lima, Peru, from LAX. It is subject to availability and requires a minimum one-night stay. Travel any day of the week from Jan. 18-March 8. Info: (800) 237-6639, aeromexico.com Source: Airfarewatchdog.com...

Deal: Where to see Death Cab for Cutie and the Jayhawks for free

For the fifth year in a row, the town of Todos Santos in Baja, Mexico, will present a music festival in January that's pretty much open to all. Think of as a mini Coachella, with a $3 entrance fee. Next year, the final concert on the Town Plaza featuring alt rockers Death Cab for Cutie, the Jayhawks...

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