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A hotel room in NYC for $15 a night? Believe it

The Hudson New York near Central Park is having one of those anniversary flash sales with impossible-to-beat prices. The hotel in a vintage building turns 15 this year, so it's giving away 15 stays for $15 a night.

Disney voice-over actors bring theme park rides to life

Voice-over actors are the hidden artists who provide the audio atmosphere and essential back stories that bring theme parks to life.

For the friendliest places on the planet, think Honolulu or Amsterdam -- but not L.A.?

As cities go, Honolulu and Amsterdam couldn't be more different. But they do have this in common: They're open, friendly, inviting. That's according to a recent Travelzoo poll of 6,000 travelers who responded to the company's online survey. Honolulu came in first for friendliest city in the U.S....

Deal: You can find luxury in Starwood's San Diego hotels for as little as $99

The swank US Grant, the W San Diego in downtown and other Starwood area hotels have put rooms on sale for as low as $99 a night. The deal will work for anyone seeking a late summer midweek getaway on the cheap -- as long as you book by Aug. 5.

Passport to trouble? Be safe, get a Chinese visa

Question: Several of us are taking a cruise that leaves from Tokyo. We have one stop in Shanghai for a day (less than 24 hours). We contacted the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles and were informed that we would not need a tourist visa as our stay would be less than 24 hours. I called Celebrity,...

Gear: A pretty pill case makes having to carry meds a little easier to swallow

If you take medications and rely on those ugly seven-day med holders (the ones with SMTWTFS stamped across the snap-open compartments), aesthetic help is at hand.

Cameo is ready for your travel videos

Create a quick, slick travel video collage with your smartphone videos.

Reader recommendation: Gypsy Guide to Yellowstone app

Our family of five recently returned from a car trip to Yellowstone National Park. An acquaintance recommended the Gypsy Guide to Yellowstone, an app that we purchased for $5 and downloaded to an iPhone. What a fabulous help to our self-drive tour. The app is GPS-driven, so it knows where you are...

If you like to talk about the one you almost caught, this Hawaii event isn't for you

You can always fib about the one that got away...except when you can't. And that exception might be when all eyes are watching as they will be during the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament on the Big Island of Hawaii, a competition that dates to 1959.

What's open, what's closed in the wake of the Glacier National Park wildfire

The Going to the Sun Road, which takes visitors deep into Montana's Glacier National Park, is partly closed because of a wildfire burning on the eastern side of the park.

Hawaiian Airlines to add nonstops from L.A. to Kauai in the winter

Hawaiian Airlines will add nonstop flights to Kauai this winter, the second carrier to provide such service from Los Angeles.

Airfare: A budget-soothing $812 round trip from LAX to Barcelona

If you wait until the summer rush to Europe is over, you can snag a round-trip fare from LAX to Barcelona, Spain, on American Airlines for $812, including all taxes and fees.

What you need to know about the Wragg fire if you're heading to California wine country

The fast-moving Wragg fire burning in Northern California in a brushy area near Lake Berryessa swelled to 6,000 acres on Thursday morning. But for those heading out for a wine country weekend in the Napa-Sonoma area, no need to upend your plans. Napa and Sonoma The Wragg fire has spread to 6,000...

Avoid restaurants with a view and cruise ship crowds, and other ways to enhance a Venice visit

Venice feels a little like Disneyland to me: a fairytale-like destination full of tourists. It's great to behold with fresh eyes, but it can get overwhelming after a few days. To help keep your visit cheery, here are some tips based on a recent trip to the City of Canals:

Video: Church, state, mob, food, art, etc.: What I found in Providence

Providence -- the capital of Rhode Island and the star of this video -- could use a little more respect.

Where to find $20 ski lift tickets next winter: Would you believe Iran?

Now that the U.S. has hammered out a nuclear deal with Iran, maybe it's time to chill out and go skiing.

Can I take Uber or Lyft to the airport? Here's how to know where and if they go

If all goes as planned, travelers soon may be able to summon ride-share providers such as UberX and Lyft to take them home after they deplane at Los Angeles International Airport. For passengers, that's great news-at least, financially speaking. A cab from LAX to downtown can cost $50 or more without...

Clydesdales and apple cider at these Savor the Central Coast tours

Savor the Central Coast in September gathers well-known chefs and wine experts to showcase the foods and wines of San Luis Obispo County.

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