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Lonely Planet's 7 great places to spend New Year's Eve -- that aren't Las Vegas or New York City

Lonely Planet says there are more interesting places to go on New Year’s Eve than party-centric Las Vegas or New York City. Take New Orleans, where you can watch a French icon — the fleur-de-lis — drop in Jackson Square, and fireworks over the Mississippi River with the majestic St. Louis Cathedral...

National park photo ops: Go for the dramatic in those Death Valley dunes

The skies above Death Valley National Park’s Mesquite Flat Dunes are washed with colors at sunrise as a winter storm moves into the area. The colors can be spectacular, but alone they're not enough. Look for something to use in the composition, like the pile of dead branches I picked out. There...

New chipped cards can help stem fraud, but they don't completely stop it, and that's important for travelers to know

By now you probably have received a small gift from your bank or credit-card company or both: a card with a visible little chip embedded in the plastic. This is the year we’ve welcomed them into our financial lives, but have they solved every problem? Not quite, and not for travelers. Previously,...

Qatar Airways offers $630 round trip from LAX to Dubai

You’ll need to make this decision by Christmas day to take advantage of a $630 fare from LAX to Dubai on Qatar. The fare, which includes all taxes and fees and is subject to availability, is for departures Sundays through Wednesdays from Jan. 22 through May 15 and for returns Mondays-Thursdays....

Celebrate Carnival in the city that owns it: Rio de Janeiro

Explore Rio de Janeiro at the height of the Carnival season on a five-day Brazilian excursion offered by JourneYou. The tour capitalizes on the city’s over-the-top costumes, parades and street parties that take over before the Catholic season of Lent begins. The celebrations run from Feb. 24 to...

Strong storms blanket Mammoth, close roads in Yosemite

It’s showtime in the Eastern Sierra. A strong blizzard was fleecing Mammoth Mountain late Thursday, with up to four feet of snow expected at high elevations, as the Sierra resort prepped for the holiday crush. The storms also blasted Yosemite, where a flash flood watch was in effect through Friday....

Perfect for your next road trip: Bruce Springsteen's 1957 Chevy convertible, now on Ebay

If you’re scrolling through Ebay deals, don’t be surprised to see a vintage Chevy convertible owned by The Boss for sale. Bruce Springsteen bought the yellow car with flames on the hood for $2,000 on May 21, 1975, according to the Ebay listing. Ninety-one bids as of Thursday evening raised the...

Canada's 150th birthday gift to you: Free pass to national parks all year long

On July 1, 2017, Canada turns 150 years old. Kicking off the festivities on New Year’s Day, the stewards of the country’s protected natural treasures, Parks Canada, has a gift for all: a free, multiuse pass to the country’s 47 national parks and national park reserves. Parks and reserves, which...

National park photo ops: How to frame Utah's Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock, in Arches National Park, is a tipsy-looking formation that has been carved by the elements for thousands of years. I included one of the many jet trails in my photo. I also experimented with a moonrise. The rock is an easy compositional element. Build around it with different light,...

Why you may visit Albania, not Turkey, on some 2017 cruises

Some cruise lines won’t be stopping in Istanbul and other Turkish ports next year because of safety concerns. Passengers instead will substitute the Greek islands or even Sarande, Albania, on some itineraries. Cunard, British line P&O Cruises and Holland America — all owned by Carnival Corp. — announced...

Passengers like LAX more this year, warts and all. But Portland, Ore., airport is what they really love

We love construction-clogged LAX more than you might imagine. But we don’t love it as much as the airports in Portland, Ore., or Indianapolis. Those are the results of the J.D. Power 2016 North America Airports Satisfaction study, released Thursday. The study ranks large and mid-size airports according...

Maybe you should break up with your cellphone if you're going abroad. It doesn't mean you're not in love, just that you're thrifty

Question: I will be studying in Europe for four months and would like to know the best option in terms of my cellphone. I have a locked iPhone 6s and have service with Sprint. I need the phone to do everything. Lori Miller Omaha Answer: The quick response is that Miller will be better off leaving...

Were the stories about Japanese internment during World War II unbalanced? Two letter writers think so

I see that writer Carolina A. Miranda has attached herself to the “I feel-good” contingent that feels sorry for the Japanese here in World War II [“ ‘Relevant’ Journey,” Nov. 27]. But this is just another anti-U.S. remake of history. Remember, this was war for the life of our country. The Japanese...

Guidezoomer's interactive map quickly zeroes in on where to go, what to do

Smart travel planners might begin trip research with the people in charge of a city’s tourism. Name: Guidezoomer.com What it does: An interactive map of the United States “zooms” you to visitor guides for states, cities and counties across the country. Discover things to do, places to stay and...

3 airlines offering $593 LAX-to-Shanghai round-trip fare

You can knock Shanghai off your bucket list, thanks to this $593 round-trip fare that includes all taxes and fees.  Delta, American and United are all offering this deal out of LAX, subject to availability. Departures must be between Jan. 30 and April 29, or Aug. 27 to Oct.  31. Stays are limited...

Holiday time in Las Vegas: Where to go and what to see

Yep, even Las Vegas gets into the holiday swing of things — despite its desert location. You can find snow (indoors) and colorful decorations everywhere you go.  Visitors between now and the end of the year will be treated to a variety of displays and activities that would even get Ebenezer Scrooge...

Kids go free on Dana Point whale-watching tours in December

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching based in Dana Point Harbor offers some relief from the holiday stress: free whale-watching  tickets for children with a paying adult. The offer is good through December when gray whales start to pass along Southern California’s coast during their extraordinary...

Track endangered cheetahs on this tour of Namibia

Catch up with the cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, on a wildlife tour to Namibia that explores regions where the endangered animals live. Marcy Mendelson, a conservation photographer and National Geographic contributor, will lead the 13-day trip available one time only in summer. Game...

National park tips: Is this the year you finally ride a Grand Canyon mule?

It’s a thrill to savor, but not that many travelers these days get to take the classic mule ride at Grand Canyon National Park. Instead, meandering on the trail for a few hours as most tourists do, you ride down to the canyon bottom, spend the night and ride back up the next day. More than 600,000...

Go snorkeling in Belize's turquoise waters, bird-watching in its national parks

With one foot in the Caribbean and another in Central America, Belize has many attributes that make it an attractive locale for a tropical vacation. An eight-day Rainforest to Reef tour organized by Mountain Travel Sobek showcases some of the country's highlights, with time set aside to kayak or...

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