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Airfare to Malaysia falls to $390 round-trip from LAX on United

Fares to Asia just keep getting lower. To wit: a $390 round-trip fare on United, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for winter/spring travel. The catch: You must buy your ticket by Wednesday, Oct. 25. The fare is subject to availability. It is for travel Mondays through...

If you love Napa Valley, now's the best time to visit: Wine events this weekend will fund help for fire victims

“Eat, drink, give!” says the promotion for a $30 food and wine tasting Sunday at Rutherford Hill Winery in Napa Valley. All proceeds from the event will go to local organizations that are helping victims of the deadly wildfires that ravaged California’s wine country last week. Many Napa Valley...

Where to hop aboard the 'Polar Express' and other Christmas train rides

Seasonal train rides for kids and parents are in high demand, many with the "Polar Express" theme based on the popular Chris Van Allsburg's children's book.

Must-see locations of Ai Weiwei's expansive 'Good Fences Make Good Neighbors' exhibit in New York

The Chinese artist and human rights activist has created site-specific sculptures at 300-plus places in New York. The public art exhibit is free and runs through Feb. 11.

L.A. chef Angelo Auriana brings rustic Italian food to Princess Cruises

Pasta lovers of the world, take note: Your favorite noodles may be coming to a cruise ship near you. Princess Cruises has added a new celebrity chef to its lineup, and his specialty is Italian food: Angelo Auriana is executive chef of L.A. sister restaurants Factory Kitchen at 1300 Factory Place...

Between the rocks and the river on a weekend escape to Marble Canyon, Ariz.

When we sisters-in-law (one in California, the other in Nevada) agreed to a midway Western weekend for the brothers, we should have known better. The setting and scenery would be grand, the river inviting and the amenities, well, less so. Arizona’s Marble Canyon and the upper Colorado River near...

Times Travel Talks returns on Nov. 12 with holiday, packing and airfare tips

Travelers preparing for one of the busiest times of the year may want to take some time to bone up on tips and tricks to make their journeys easier by attending Times Travel Talks on Nov. 12. This second in a series, from 1 to 4 p.m., will focus on holiday survival tips from the Travel staff, including...

What Halloween haunts to visit in Tokyo, Paris and other spooky destinations

Looking for places to get your Halloween spooky on? Think a little farther than your local theme park gore fest. In Romania’s Transylvania region, for example, you can visit Bran Castle, which has become known worldwide as Count Dracula’s home. Dracula is fictional, of course, but this remarkable...

How they turned ‘The Hunger Games’ death match into a theme park land

If they can turn the blood sport dystopian universe of “The Hunger Games” into a theme park land, can “Divergent,” “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld” be far behind? The World of the Hunger Games themed land is set to officially open Friday within the Lionsgate Zone at the Motiongate Dubai theme...

Paddle, meditate, volunteer with kids, repeat. Feel good and do good on wellness retreat in Mexico

Feel good while doing good works on a vacation in LaPaz, Mexico, where a wellness and fitness program is being combined with volunteering in the local community. The spring tour, organized by yoga instructor Michelle Gierst and activist Juli Schulz, includes a four-night stay at Costa Baja Resort...

How to save big on Hawaii Island

On Hawaii Island, you can have a first-class trip at coach prices. I’ve been traveling here for years, and I learned to visit and have fun without spending a small fortune. Here are some of the ways. Visit the supermarkets As soon as I exit Kona International Airport on Hawaii, I head to the Safeway...

Films & programs: Visiting Christmas markets in Europe, climbing Half Dome, experiencing Africa, illustrating Joshua Tree

EUROPE Presentation Learn how the Christmas market tradition came about and take a virtual tour of markets across Germany, along the Rhine and Danube rivers, and a few that are farther afield. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info:...

Saving money on Maui

If you’re traveling to Maui, you may worry that your pockets need to be as deep as the water surrounding this popular island. That there’s no way to go to Hawaii without breaking the bank. In my 25 trips to Maui in the last 25 years, I have accumulated some tips that let you achieve “Maui wowee”...

What's up for the weekend? Cats, dogs, pandas and hogs, among other things

Community artists, big cats, wolves, pandas, hogs, horses and costumed dogs are all part of the coming weekend’s festivities. Twentynine Palms Visit days of yore at the 81st Pioneer Days, where you can watch a parade, enter a Mad Hatter contest and savor a pancake breakfast or move to the current...

The Hawaiian snack li hing is everywhere, even margaritas and malasadas

If you've visited Hawaii, you've probably encountered li hing mui, known as crack seed. This island treat is seemingly everywhere. And now, it has inspired a few new twists on the snack that are not quite as intense. The result? A li hing revolution.

Trip insurance: You can recoup costs of an upcoming trip if your house is destroyed in natural disaster

Trip insurance generally pays out if your destination is flattened by a hurricane or destroyed by an earthquake. But what if those same things happen to your home before an upcoming trip? Most comprehensive travel insurance policies carry a little-known benefit that covers future flights, cruises,...

Take the family to San Diego in October, when kids get free entry to museums and the zoo

Whether you go for the day or the weekend, October is an ideal time to take your children to San Diego. For the seventh year in a row, the city’s Kids Free San Diego program offers free admission to children at more than 40 museums and aquariums plus the San Diego Zoo. Parents need to register...

Travel through five countries on this Danube River cruise to the Black Sea

Explore the architectural, cultural and natural wonders of a region that once languished behind the Iron Curtain on the new 15-day Budapest to the Black Sea cruise from Riviera River Cruises. The cruise, which begins in Budapest, Hungary, follows the Danube River through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia,...

How two can fly L.A.-London for $739

Can two travelers really fly between Los Angeles and London for $739? The answer is yes, but not if you plan to bring a checked bag or carry-on luggage. That will cost you more. Iceland-based no-frills carrier Wow Airlines launched an airfare sale Monday that starts at $119 per person to fly from...

How does Vegas do fall? Flower peacocks and a talking tree come to Bellagio's indoor gardens

Peacocks made of roses and a talking tree mean its autumn at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden in Las Vegas. Visitors will find serenity and tranquility, plus a bit of whimsy, in this floral tribute to the fall harvest season. The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden inside the Bellagio...

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