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Can't decide between a golf vacation or cruise? Now you can do both in Canada

Tee up on some of Canada's most challenging seaside courses on a golf and cruise vacation that includes six courses. The One Ocean Expeditions tour, called the Fiddles and Sticks Golf Expedition, begins and ends at Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It visits Prince Edward Island, one of the most...

Cruise lines send ships and cash to help Caribbean islands recover from Irma

First they sent rescue ships. Now cruise lines plan to give millions to help Caribbean islands recover from Hurricane Irma. Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ships made humanitarian aid trips last week to the hard-hit islands of St. Martin and St. Thomas. Majesty of the Seas on Monday was...

Some luxury Honolulu hotels are changing their looks — and their names

Where to stay in Honolulu this fall and winter just got more challenging. Three hotels are wrapping up top-to-bottom renovations, and two of them are even changing names. The Pacific Beach Hotel has undergone the priciest makeover, with $115 million spent on the transformation. The hotel is expected...

Northern Italy walking tour takes you through the Lakes District

A walking tour in northern Italy takes you through the country’s Lakes District. Immerse yourself in the color and culture of the area on a weeklong, self-guided trip from Lake Maggiore to Lake Orta. The area, which offers lakes, islands, mountains and stunning views, brings the flavor of the Alps...

Find your missing stuff, make sure you take your pills, pack smarter and take a compact back-country tool

Gear that makes life easier gets gold stars. If it’s also lightweight, more stars. If it fulfills more than one function, even more stars. Here are some of the newer “making life easier” items. Find it Misplaced stuff is a vacation hazard. Enter the waterproof Bluetooth Pro Style Tracker from Tile....

Jet lag is a problem even for a seasoned flight attendant, but he found a solution

Flying across multiple time zones can wreak havoc on your body’s circadian rhythm and leave you with lingering jet lag. Passengers traveling from Los Angeles to London might need a day or two to adjust to the eight-hour time difference. Those who endure the 16-hour, 35-minute fight from Dallas/Fort...

Discovering Mongolia, day hiking in L.A. and learning about desert snakes

MONGOLIA Presentation Join adventurer, author and photographer Pierre Odier for a journey of exploration through Mongolia. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. HIKING Workshop Casey Schreiner will sign copies...

Gamblers, joining a cruise line's player's club can make you a winner, at least in terms of perks

If you're a gambler looking for a sure thing, join a cruise line player's club. Not only will you receive cruise-time perks, but you also may be invited to sail for free. We're not saying this is a financial plan that makes any sense; your odds of coming out ahead monetarily are dismal, just as...

Project Fi and Wi-Fi Calling are other options for phoning home from abroad

I liked the On the Spot column about phones [“Smart About Phones Abroad,” by Catharine Hamm, Sept. 3]. Readers should also be aware of several options: Google’s Project Fi, as well as Wi-Fi Calling on my Verizon phone. When in airplane mode and on Wi-Fi, I can make calls to U.S. phone numbers and...

What's up for the weekend? Lobsters, surfing and old-fashioned reminiscing

From surfing and lobsters to provocative films, international culture and old-fashioned reminiscing — a fascinating weekend is on the way. Palm Springs Thought-provoking films about family, prejudice, gender refugees and humanity run during Cinema Diverse: the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival....

Universal’s Horror Nights 2017 delivers a greatest hits line-up of movie and TV terror

The line-up of slasher villains, serial killers and crazed maniacs at Halloween Horror Nights 2017 reads like a greatest hits of movie and television terror: “The Shining,” “American Horror Story,” “The Walking Dead,” “Friday the 13th,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Saw”...

A $430 round-trip ticket takes you to Xian, China, from LAX on China Southern

Low fares to China are opening the way for exploration of more corners of that country. China Southern is offering a round-trip from to Xian, home of the terra-cotta warriors, for $430, including all taxes and fees. The fare, which is subject to availability, is for departures through Dec. 3. The...

CroisiEurope to launch fifth Mekong River ship for Cambodia-Vietnam cruises

CroisiEurope on Saturday will launch its newest riverboat on the Mekong River in Cambodia. Indochine II, which holds 62 passengers, joins four other ships in the cruise line’s fleet dedicated to sailing the Southeast Asian river that flows through six countries. Rver cruises in Asia are hot right...

Colorado ski resort Aspen Snowmass marks 50 years with $6.50 lift tickets

Aspen Snowmass ski resort in Aspen, Colo., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a gift for all: $6.50 single-day lift tickets on Dec. 15, the same price the resort charged when it opened in 1967. It’s all part of a Snowmass 50th Anniversary weekend that will feature a retro party and fireworks...

Lottery to open for hikers who want to trek all 67 miles of Santa Monica Mountain's Backbone Trail

The lottery will open soon for hikers who want to trek all 67 miles of Santa Monica Mountain's Backbone Trail on eight Saturdays between January and April. The National Park Service will choose 28 hardy souls who want to see every inch of the through-trail that cuts across the Southern California...

Descanso Garden's holiday light show tickets go on sale in October

Descanso Gardens is bringing back its hit holiday show, "Enchanted: Forest of Light," a series of nighttime displays installed in the La Cañada Flintridge gardens. Tickets go on sale in early October. The mile-long route takes advantage of some of Descanso's most popular attractions during the...

Your next Holland America cruise will end with a chocolate surprise dessert parade

Your next Holland America cruise will end sweetly with a chocolate surprise dessert parade. Chocoholics will tell you there's no such thing as too much chocolate — dark, light, milk, nut-filled, they like them all. The cruise line’s event takes place after dinner on the final cruise night. The...

Your inter-island flight on Hawaii’s Island Air will be more comfortable and quicker with upgraded Q400 planes

Your inter-island flight on Hawaii’s Island Air will be more comfortable and quicker, thanks to a new fleet of planes that promise roomier seats and faster flight times. The company recently started flying Q400 planes made by Montreal-based Bombardier. Island Air flies 400 flights a week between...

Southwest England walking tour takes you to country houses and gardens

The English love their gardens, and visitors will too on a new-for-2018 walking tour of southwest England offered by Foot Trails. Highlights of its custom tour of country houses and gardens can include visits to Wardour, England’s only hexagonal castle; Stourhead and its grottoes and classical...

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