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The sun makes an appearance in Mammoth, but power and phone outages linger and the 911 system is down

The mega-storm that has blasted Mammoth Lakes and other outposts in the Eastern Sierra for eight straight days was easing up Wednesday. By 10 a.m., the sun was poking through the storm clouds. But the popular ski destination still faces two more days of snow, and power outages to more than 500...

7 great cruise deals for 2017

It’s wave season, an old-school term that still means big savings on cruises this year and beyond. Each cruise line puts out its most tempting offers — discounts fares, cabin upgrades, extra perks like free Wi-Fi or on-board credit — in the first few months of the new year to lure travelers to...

Three new hotels (including the largest Holiday Inn Express) come to Honolulu's Waikiki area

The new year is bringing new hotel brands to Honolulu’s famed Waikiki Beach area. The city picks up a Hyatt Centric, Holiday Inn Express and Marriott-owned Okina, though none is right on the beach.  Hawaii’s first Hyatt Centric branded hotel, the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach, will hold its grand...

Free admission to national parks on MLK Day. Here are 101 things to do when you get there

U.S. national parks and forests that charge admission will waive fees Monday to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That means you can skip the $25 entry fee to visit Joshua Tree or Death Valley. What’s there to do? Plenty. L.A. Times Travel writer Christopher Reynolds and photographer Mark Boster...

Fairmont Chicago wants you to go shopping. Get a $100 Saks gift card for each night you stay

You need a really good reason to visit Chicago in winter, right? Here’s one: You’ll receive a $100 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card with a night at the luxe Fairmont Chicago. The deal: This offer is easy to love. For starters, guests get a $100 gift card each night they stay (per room, not per person)...

Alaska Airlines rolls out new on-board e-chat service - and it's free

Want to keep in touch mid-flight but don’t want to purchase a Wi-Fi package? Alaska Airlines rolled out a perk Monday that just might do the trick. Free Chat, as it’s called, allows fliers to use iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger on its Wi-Fi equipped planes while in the air, a news release...

Rain-battered Yosemite Valley plans to reopen slowly

Yosemite Valley, the tourist hub of the national park, will reopen Tuesday for day use only. Lodges and hotels in the valley are expected to reopen to guests on Wednesday, according to a park release.  Campgrounds in the valley are scheduled to reopen Tuesday evening. It wasn’t the mega-flooding...

Tea for you ... and you ... and you: How the boom in the brew can fuel your travel

Some people say the British drama “Downton Abbey” put tea on the front burner; others say it was Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday celebration. Or maybe people are just bored with coffee.   Whatever the reason, interest in tea is booming, which you’ll find when you travel nearly anywhere. More than...

When an expensive orthodontic appliance goes missing, who's at fault -- the passenger or the flight attendant?

After the main-cabin dinner service on a long-haul international flight, I collected one meal tray after another, dumping the trash into my rolling garbage cart. When I finally reached the last row I felt an unfriendly double-tap on my shoulder. I turned and faced a man who seemed to snarl as he...

Get traveling - and moving - with the Outbound app

Here’s a helpful app that combines travel with moving your body. Name: Outbound — The Best Local Outdoor Adventures What it does: The app directs you to places and tour providers that cater to outdoor interests such as backpacking, camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, kite boarding, mountain biking,...

The Samoan Way leaves an indelible mark, even four decades later

I thoroughly enjoyed Christopher Reynolds' article about Samoa and the people there. About 40 years ago I won a trip on a game show to Australia and New Zealand.  The flight to Australia made a brief stop in Samoa of perhaps 30 minutes.  I got off the plane to see whatever I could and was greeted...

Learn snowshoe basics, avalanche safety

  SNOWSHOEING Workshop Learn the basics of snowshoeing, including gear selection and where to go to get started. When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at REI stores in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.; Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.; and Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St. Admission, info: Free. (626)...

Jacada Travel creates personalized tour experiences

SOUTHEAST ASIA In November, my husband and I traveled through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. Our trip was booked through Jacada Travel, an international tour operator based in London. Rachel Beck, our assigned travel designer, put together a luxury adventure with top-level hotels...

Have reservations for Yosemite Valley this weekend? Don't go. It's closed.

Travelers who have reservations in the heart of Yosemite National Park this weekend won’t be able to get there. By 5 p.m. Friday, the park was to close roads and facilities in Yosemite Valley because of a winter storm predicted to hit Saturday that could bring flash floods and dangerous winter...

A mini-fare war makes a round trip from LAX to San Francisco cost less than $100

Here’s a $96 round-trip fare, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to San Francisco that gives you a choice of carriers: American, Delta, United and Virgin America are offering that price through May 24. You must travel Mondays-Thursdays or Saturdays and buy your ticket at least 14 days in advance....

Happy Birthday Elvis! Now fans can snap a selfie on Elvis Presley Boulevard in Las Vegas

Las Vegas gave Elvis Presley an early birthday present. The city that helped propel him to stardom named a street for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who was born 82 years ago this Sunday.  Street crews replaced former Riviera Boulevard signs with new ones reading “Elvis Presley Blvd.” in late December....

Fly round-trip from L.A. to Dubai for $699; Bangkok or Nairobi, Kenya, for $899 with this airfare sale

If you’re looking for your first travel deal of the new year, check out Emirates Airline’s airfare sale on now. The cheapest seats go to countries in the Middle East — $699 round-trip from Los Angeles to Dubai, U.A.E., and $789 round-trip L.A. to Doha, Qatar — and more than 60 destinations are...

Can't get into Consumer Electronics Show? Check out a virtual-reality lounge, Echo-equipped rooms in Las Vegas

Expect to see lots of new gadgets make their debut this week when the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas opens Thursday, Though the show is limited to technology professionals, you can experience a little gadget fever at a few Strip hotels. Through the end of February, Caesars Palace is testing...

Death Valley landmark, Artists Palette, to close temporarily

Artists Palette, one of those dreamy desert landscapes found only in Death Valley National Park, will be closed for repairs starting Monday, according to a National Park Service release. If you’re visiting the park this winter, you’ll have to skip this attraction. The nine-mile Artists Drive and...

Turn your 2017 New Year wishes into art at First Friday Las Vegas

Care to share your wishes for 2017 with the whole world? Then head to downtown Las Vegas this Friday. January’s First Friday, a free monthly cultural event that’s becoming more and more popular in the city’s arts district, will give visitors a chance participate in an activity called “Step Into...

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