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Deal: Summer in the desert? $100 rooms and 7 pools at this Palm Springs resort keep it cool

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa near Palm Springs offers rooms starting at $100 a night and free breakfast for those who stay three during its toasty summer season.  The deal: The Sunshine on Sale rate requires a three-night minimum stay at the 45-acre desert resort in Indian Wells.  Yes...

Hawaii: Plush residence-resort near Waikiki Beach to open in June

Waikiki's newest luxury high-rise resort will open next month with room rates from $649 a night for a studio to $2,449 a night for a three-bedroom suite. Strictly speaking, the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, in Honolulu aren't a hotel. Rather, residences are privately owned units that...

Airfare: Switzerland on sale for $941 round trip from LAX for fall through spring travel

You can travel to Zurich, Switzerland's cultural and financial capital, for $941 round trip from LAX, including all taxes and fees on Swiss. The fare, which is subject to availability, is for departures Sundays through Thursdays and returns Mondays through Thursdays between Oct. 25 and March 15....

Hawaii's endless poke craze, stoked by new twists and traditional dishes

Hawaii's signature fish dish called poke has taken the country by storm. But the dish’s roots are clearly in the islands, where you'll find a variety of preparations from high-end restaurants to the corner 7-Eleven. To the uninitiated, poke (it’s pronounced POE-kee) is, at its core, raw fish —...

Where to find hidden Alaska, from Denali to the rugged coast

If you're drawn to roads less traveled, Alaska has many to offer. Explore some of the state's most beautiful regions this summer on a two-week expedition organized by John Hall's Alaska tours. The Denali Explorer includes a trip that takes you 95 miles into Denali National Park, a region known...

Wyndham adds new levels - and, with those, new perks - to its hotel loyalty program

Wyndham Hotel Group’s generous loyalty program gained about 5 million new members last year, which was its first year of a simplified rewards program. What do you do when you’ve achieved that kind of success with Wyndham Rewards? Make it even better.  "We are adding [to the program]," said Noah...

How to plan a Las Vegas wedding: Pop-up desert ceremony or Elvis theme?

Getting hitched in Las Vegas could now involve a real trailer hitch. If you want a dream June wedding but don't want to go to a church or even a kitschy wedding chapel, Victoria Hogan stands ready to help by offering pop-up ceremonies with her customized, pink trailer. The idea behind Flora Pop ...

Theme parks pose big problems for bigger riders

Universal’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has bedeviled many big and tall riders who discover at the last moment that their journey aboard the new attraction is indeed forbidden because they don’t fit in the “enchanted benches.” The uncomfortable scene is a familiar one to anybody who...

Get a taste of the Big Easy on a New Orleans culinary tour

Foodies or those wishing to sharpen their cooking skills will appreciate this five-day culinary experience offered by Retreats Unlimited. Highlights include two interactive classes at the New Orleans School of Cooking (lunch and dinner); a food tour through the French Quarter with opportunities...

Boaty McBoatface won't be the name of Britain's polar research vessel

Forget the  "Brexit" vote in June, the most closely watched election in Britain has been the online naming of the country's polar explorer vessel. Alas, the ship will not be called Boaty McBoatface, a hands-down favorite among more than 100,000 online voters, but rather the Sir David Attenborough,...

Italy: Walk from Siena to Rome along the ancient Via Francigena

Tens of thousands of people hike the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain each year. But less known and far less traveled is the Via Francigena in Italy. Beginning this fall, Berkeley-based Wilderness Travel will offer guided trips on 80 miles of this ancient route, which once ran 1,000...

5 places to see bison, America's newly named national mammal

The shaggy bearded American bison finally got some respect Monday when President Obama decreed it to be the country's national mammal. In ancient times, millions of bison (whose species name is Bison bison bison) roamed from Alaska to Mexico, and from Nevada to the Appalachian Mountains. These...

See all of Thailand, from Chiang Mai in the north to Bangkok and southern beaches

Get a taste of Thailand's culture, culinary scene and beaches on a 12-day tour that explores the Southeast Asia nation, from Chiang Mai in the north to Phuket and the beaches of Yao Noi in the south. The Adventure Life tour includes Bangkok, where participants take a walking tour in the old part...

Deal: $149 rooms for a four-night stay at Torrey Pines resort in La Jolla

The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla has a fourth-night-free offer that makes a quick getaway to this coastal resort more affordable — starting at $149 a night. The deal:  This Hilton has almost 400 rooms and overlooks the Torrey Pines Golf Course. You're not far from the ocean and other...

Cruise tip: While onboard, lock in rate for next trip

Do you love the cruise you're on so much that you're contemplating another? Many cruise lines offer to lock in a low rate for passengers who book a future cruise while they're still onboard. Talk to the booker on your ship; you'll probably be offered some very low rates and perhaps some perks as...

How biometrics works to help you get through airport security in a hurry

Question: I recently had surgery on my hand and am quite certain that the handprint will no longer match that on the Global Entry database. I have two international trips coming up and I’d really like my Global Entry to be up to date. What should I do? Don Brown Long Beach Answer: Brown doesn’t...

Letters: Readers laud a 'brilliant' look at the nation's atomic history

I just finished reading the article on the trip to the Hanford Site in Washington state ["Grappling With Hard Truths" by Christopher Reynolds, April 24]. It was well done. Thank you for the balance, which we don't always see. I was particularly intrigued with this idea from the story: "What if...

Last-minute Mother's Day gifts: Why not a cool hotel stay?

What are you getting that powerful maternal figure in your life for Mother’s Day?  Here's a hint: What most moms crave is a break from routine. They want romantic time with a partner; quality time with children, girlfriend time, or needed most of all, time alone to relax and restore. If you're...

There are up-close views of Mendocino County's stunning coastline on these new trails

Mendocino County has long been known as a hiker’s paradise, thanks to 90 miles of Pacific coastline, two dozen state and national parks, and 4,000 square miles of meandering streams and old-growth redwoods.  In time for National Trails Day on June 4, two new hiking routes have opened in the county....

LAX to Nashville for $264

Nashville offers casual fun at affordable prices. And your trip just became more affordable with a $264 round-trip fare from Southwest. The LAX-Nashville deal includes all taxes and fees, and is good any day of the week through Nov. 4. Restrictions apply and a limited number of seats are available....

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