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Traveling this Thanksgiving? So are 48 million other Americans

AAA estimates that 1 million more Americans will take a trip over the Thanksgiving holiday this year compared with the same time period in 2015. About 48.7 million people will be on the move between the Wednesday before and the Sunday after Thanksgiving. More than 89% will take a road trip 50 miles...

Delta fliers, now you can track your bags on your mobile app

Delta Air Lines passengers can now track the journey of their checked luggage in real time on the carrier’s mobile app. Thanks to high-tech tags, you’ll receive a notification when your bag is loaded on the airplane, when it’s taken off and which carousel to go to for pickup. Delta spent $50 million...

See the most chill sculptures you'll ever encounter in the U.S. But view them soon because they won't last

Each year, artisans turn Harbin, China, into a wintery wonderland created from huge blocks of ice carved into life-size landmarks, buildings and fairy-tale images. But you need not travel to that ouch-it’s-cold city in northeast China to enjoy the magic. You can see artists create the amazing sculptures...

National park photo ops: Yes, you can catch Alaska critters through a tour bus window

With one road servicing Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska, most access is arranged by tour. There are grizzly bear, caribou, Dall sheep and moose in the area. Most are visible with telephoto lenses. This caribou was photographed from the road with a 400mm lens. Since I was on a tour bus,...

What's the newest, hottest attraction in theme parks? And the winner is....

About this time each year, ride manufacturers and theme park operators gather in Orlando, Fla., for the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show. Ride makers use the show to announce attractions for the coming year and unveil ride concepts they hope will become the next...

Marvel superhero king Stan Lee to appear in Las Vegas with a message for America

Comic-book legend Stan Lee will share a simple message Friday when he appears in Las Vegas: Let’s respect each other to solve America’s challenges together. While the mission seems particularly poignant after last week’s 2016 presidential election, Lee says his “Hands of Respect” campaign is nonpartisan...

U.S. News ranks eight cruise lines that offer best value for your money

Want to know which cruise lines are the best for the money? Celebrity Cruises took the top best-value spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings, which were released Tuesday. An estimated 24 million passengers are expected to take an ocean cruise this year, according to the Cruise Lines International...

National park tips: In Alaskan summer, they always leave the light on for you

Don't worry about running out of summer light in Katmai National Park & Preserve or anywhere else in in Alaska. In July, the sun doesn't set until about 11 p.m. -- leaving you more time to admire the roving bears, the swimming salmon, the vast scenery, the absence of any road back to civilization....

So why can't I pack an e-cigarette in my checked luggage? This and other battery-related mysteries revealed

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone is almost a distant memory, according to a news release Monday from Samsung, which said 85% of the devices had been replaced. But the confusion in the wake of the havoc caused by the little fire starters lingers because of the B word: battery. Just what can you take...

Adventures in Papua New Guinea with colorful birds, village wigmen and off-the-grid life

My multilingual parents were not shy about imparting pearls of wisdom, the most important always reinforced in English. This was one: “It’s impolite to stare, so don’t do it. Period.” Despite my parents’ admonition, my travel partner, George, and I would become veritable gawking experts during...

National park tips: Come here to watch bears fishing

Because it’s pricey and remote and access is limited, Alaska’s Katmai National Park & Preserve got just 37,818 visitors in 2015. But what a setting! Anglers love it in June, August and September. And if you score a booking in July, you’ll commune with wild brown bears grabbing at salmon, wandering...

Unearthed Travel focuses on service, exploration and leadership for student travelers

Here are opportunities for high school students to prepare for life outside the classroom. Name: www.unearthedtravel.com What it does: Unearthed Travel leads school groups on eight- to 21-day all-inclusive trips, with 15 destinations to choose from across Southeast Asia, India and Nepal, Africa,...

Letters: Your travel section? It's pretty pathetic

Missing the boat  In the last several Sunday Travel sections of The Times, we have been treated to two full pages of bad travelers who overstayed their visas or didn’t check on proper exiting protocol and proceeded to whine about their silly predicaments [“No Way Out?”, Oct. 9].  Recently there...

Vacation trends, fine-art photography and more discussed at this week's L.A. travel presentations

TRAVEL Presentations Travel experts Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Rachel Woodward of Silversea Expeditions, and others will discuss vacation destinations and travel trends When, where: 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles Info: Free....

Make Charleston's Magnolias a must-stop place to eat in South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA  Magnolias in downtown Charleston is a must-stop for delicious farm-to-table fare. Fortunately, my brother and I visited the week before Hurricane Matthew hit town. For dessert, we ordered the signature Southern Pecan Pie with bourbon caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. Yummy!...

National park tips: This is the Maui sunrise you need to see

No tourist on Maui is eager to wake up at 0-dark-thirty and dress for nearly freezing temperatures, but it’s worthwhile if you can get to the rim of Haleaka Crater in Haleakala National Park for sunrise. When the weather cooperates, the golden rays and swirling clouds on the rugged volcanic slopes...

Round trip to London's Heathrow from LAX for $555 on Air New Zealand

Here’s a great airfare for London for off-season: $555 round trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to London’s Heathrow on Air New Zealand. Here’s the catch: You must buy your ticket by Nov. 17. The fare is for departure between Dec. 6 and 10 or between Jan. 10 and April 6. You must stay...

National park tips: Loneliest beach in America's most remote park?

National Park of American Samoa, the most remote of the 59 full-fledged national parks, has one of the most lonely and gorgeous tropical beaches in the U.S. -- Ofu Beach, which is 2 miles long, with white sand, black boulders, coconut palms and great snorkeling. (Also blue skies, on most days.)...

Connect with national parks and forests for free on Veterans Day

National parks and forests that charge entry fees will be free to all visitors on Veterans Day. It’s a way to get America into the outdoors Friday on a day we honor those who have fought for our country. Free entry applies Friday only at sites nationwide, including California parks like Yosemite...

Four Seasons Maui changes it up with new artwork, furnishings, flexible suite design

Ranked consistently as one of Maui’s top luxury hotels, the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is unveiling upgrades intended to keep it at the top of the pack. Resort officials won’t say specifically how much the floor-to-ceiling renovations cost, but a spokeswoman told me it was “many, many millions.”...

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