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New French America Line to set sail on U.S. rivers in August

America's newest river cruise line will launch this August with a single ship called the Louisiane. As the name suggests, the French America Line will feature French-inspired decor in the 75 staterooms that hold 150 passengers. There are also a full-service spa and five restaurants and bars on...

Is this worth $2,700? Serious golfers would understand this Pebble Beach pin crawl

How can you possibly justify spending almost $2,700 for a round of golf? Preposterous! But read on to see how that $2,700 becomes a bargain. First, you need to be an avid golfer. And if you are, playing Pebble Beach — arguably the most famous golf course in the U.S. — is on your bucket list. Augusta...

With new Las Vegas arena comes a new era of paid parking

Las Vegas fans, get ready for a new pay-to-park era.  Beginning with Wednesday’s gala opening of the new T-Mobile Arena, visitors seeking the closest parking spaces will have to pay.An MGM Resorts executive confirmed that preferred spaces in garages at the Aria, Monte Carlo and New York-New York...

Deal: Road trips made easy with $7.99 one-way rental cars from Arizona to L.A.

Avis is offering a one-way rental offer that has cars starting at  $7.99 a day if you rent in Arizona and return to a specified city (including ones in Southern California). That’s a real deal when you consider daily rates are rarely in the single digits. Further, the drop-off rates for a one-way...

The world's best theme park dark ride just got better

Theme park fans are in for a treat when Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey officially opens on Thursday inside Hogwarts Castle at Universal Studios Hollywood. For those who have never been on the world’s best dark ride, Forbidden Journey literally turns the traditional dark ride experience...

Letters: Marijuana in Vegas, Yosemite trademarks, pet immigration lines, passport tips

Regarding "Latest Joint on the Strip," by Jay Jones, March 13: The first legal medical marijuana dispensary is now open on the famed Vegas Strip. Those with medical marijuana cards can legally purchase and consume marijuana in Nevada but cannot transport the item across any state lines. In other...

Readers Recommend: In Savannah, Ga., Carey Hilliard's barbecue and Savannah Sweets candies

GEORGIA For great barbecue, Carey Hilliard's is my favorite in Savannah. It's a local chain with six outlets. Savannah Sweets is the best for yummy pralines, marshmallow treats, etc. Carey Hilliard's, 3316 Skidaway Road; (912) 354-7240, www.careyhilliards.com. Savannah Sweets; 97 Oglethorpe Mall,...

New arena and park, with a nod to Burning Man, to open next week in Las Vegas

The newest hot spot in Las Vegas isn't a hotel or a casino. It's the side-by-side T-Mobile Arena and pedestrian hangout called the Park, which are scheduled to open next week. I got a sneak preview of both earlier this week. They’re impressive (what? a bit of Burning Man?) and located between the...

Like super-rugged mountain biking? Four of the toughest rides of your life

Rugged mountain bikers who have Iceland, Peru, Switzerland or British Columbia on their radar, take note. Trek Travel, an active vacation company specializing in cycling vacations, has teamed up with Canadian-based Big Mountain Bike Adventures to off-road bike tours to these hilly climes. Each...

Two Big Bear ski areas now open, thanks to snow from recent storms

Not everywhere in Southern California received half a foot of snow from Tuesday's storm (some places didn't see even a drop of rain), but the white stuff fell where it counts. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski resorts at Big Bear Lake received up to 6 inches -- enough to keep them open for spring...

New 'mini' cruise ship will explore Scotland's most inaccessible islands

The Majestic Line, based in Scotland, is rolling out a new "mini" cruise ship next week. Very mini, as in 12 passengers. The Glen Etive doesn't have a top-deck pool, a three-story water slide or celebrity chef restaurants. And it doeesn't need them either. It's a sturdy hardwood-and-brass vessel...

Hawaii: '60s beach vibe inside and out at Honolulu's Surfjack Hotel

Honolulu’s newest renovated hotel may be nearly a mile from Waikiki Beach, but it draws its inspiration from the beach culture of the 1960s. The message painted at the bottom of the pool at the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club says it all: “Wish you were here.” Formerly known as Hokele Suites, the hotel...

Cruises offer passengers 'voluntourism' opportunities in orphanages, schools, animal shelters, more

Cambodia's white sand beaches, blue water and gentle surf drew most cruisers ashore when the 1,000-passenger Crystal Serenity docked in mid-March at Sihanoukville. Others visited the city's colorful market and took pedicab tours through town. But a third group wanted nothing to do with the usual...

Examine the magic, witchcraft and religions of Bali on an educational tour

Glendale College is offering an educational program, open to non-students, that examines the magic, witchcraft and religions of Bali. The Indonesian island is a deeply spiritual place where spirits are said to occupy mountains and bridges, and daily offerings are made to maintain harmony in the...

Best family beaches in the U.S.? Two in the West make top 10 list

What's your family's favorite beach? Southern Californians have lots of great options up and down the coast. But it's always nice to have recommendations on where to go when you're away from home too. The editors at Family Vacation Critic, a travel website that's part of the TripAdvisor family,...

Banksy and Warhol shows to open Amsterdam's new contemporary art museum

Two art icons will be on display when a new contemporary art museum opens in Amsterdam. One is living, one's dead, and neither is Van Gogh. The works of British street artist Banksy and pop artist Andy Warhol will be on display at the Modern Contemporary Museum, or Moco Museum, which is scheduled...

Pool parties? Check. Parade? Check. Ponies? Check. They're all LGBT events coming to Las Vegas

March Madness may be coming to a close, but basketball isn't done in Las Vegas. The rainbow welcome mat is out as the National Gay Basketball Assn.'s championships move to the city April 22-24. After 25 years in Chicago, the association chose Vegas as the place where 36 teams from the U.S. and...

Carnival's largest cruise ship will brew its own on-board craft beers

Cruise lines have been upping their culinary game by throwing in with celebrity chefs to boost their food appeal. Travelers can dine on Nobu Matsushisa's sushi aboard Crystal Cruises and Jacques Pepin's signature dishes on Oceania Cruises. Now the soon-to-debut Carnival Vista jumps into the craft...

Make your own Run for the Roses on a tour to the Kentucky Derby

Join the horsy set for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby in May on a five-day Tauck trip that includes horse farm tours, distillery visits and bourbon tastings. The tour is based in Lexington, Ky., an 80-mile drive from Louisville, where the race is held annually on the first Saturday in...

BB-8 and a jet decorated like the 'Star Wars' character land in L.A.

BB-8 sure knows how to draw a crowd. The character from the 2015 film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Monday evening made a surprise appearance at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. It was all in honor of the inaugural flight of ANA's (All Nippon Airways')...

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