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Round-trip fare from LAX to Taipei, Taiwan, $402 on United

Here’s another super-low fare to Asia, this one $402 round-trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Taipei, Taiwan on United. The fare, subject to availability, must be purchased by Dec. 22. It is for departures Jan. 5-Feb. 5. There is no minimum stay, but there is a three-month maximum...

Wear an ugly holiday sweater, get priority boarding on Alaska Airlines

It’s National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day! Alaska Airlines and partner carriers Virgin America and Horizon Air will offer early boarding to fliers who turn up wearing an ugly holiday sweater Friday. The perk is good for one day only. Travelers who decide to wear their holiday worst won’t be alone....

Your Hawaii hotel bill will go up in 2018, thanks to a new tax increase

Hawaii visitors can expect to shell out a little bit more money for their hotel rooms in 2018. On Jan. 1, the Transient Accommodations Tax will increase 1%. While the tax hike will affect tourists statewide, money raised from the increase will be used exclusively to fund a new light rail project...

2018 New Year's Eve celebrations for $10,000 and up

Most Americans will spend up to $200 on New Year’s Eve celebrations, according to WalletHub. A few will blow a whole lot more. Here are four party places that start at $10,000 — and what you get for that whopping price tag. Mexico For $10,000, you can get the best seat in the house to spend New...

Resort offers four-day Swiss Alps ski trip for families

If you're looking for a holiday gift the family won't forget, consider a winter vacation in the Swiss Alps. A learn-to-ski program in upscale Gstaad, known for its soaring mountains, offers a wide range of activities, including schools for first-time skiers and children, intermediate skiing and...

Virgin Atlantic tells first-class fliers: Steal our holiday salt and pepper shakers

Virgin Atlantic’s little plane-shaped salt and pepper shakers with feet were introduced 15 years ago. Now the airline tells passengers to feel free to steal (or as they put it “pinch”) the red limited-edition holiday versions from their flights. Why? Well, apparently the shakers — named Wilbur...

Where to find good vegan food in Las Vegas? Vegans, Baby tells all

Creator Laura Edelman identifies restaurants that offer plant-based dishes, from the Strip to out-of-the-way locations.

That $450-million Da Vinci? You can see it at Louvre Abu Dhabi

The museum, the only offshoot of the Louvre, opened Nov. 11. Its inaugural exhibition, “One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone,” will open Dec. 21. It ends April 7. The show’s three sections will tell the story of the Louvre, with royal paintings from Versailles under King Louis XIV,...

What's the result of new Cuba restrictions? Lots of confusion

Question: I recently booked a cruise for my wife and me that includes two ports of call in Cuba. Are we allowed to go to Cuba on this cruise, given the new regulations? Patrick King Ontario Answer: The short answer is yes, even though coverage of the recent changes might lead you to believe the...

Why booking a cruise far in advance may be the only way to get exactly what you want

Mike and Katrina Tschida love to travel, rambling across the globe to play polo in Buenos Aires, go on nature walks in the Galápagos Islands and ride the Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul. Earlier this year, the Long Beach couple cruised to Antarctica, where they camped out and kayaked in the...

More ways to save money in Paris

Debbi Kickham's “The City of Light for Less" [Nov. 26] was extremely helpful. I'd like to add to her list of Paris deals. In my "Paris Made Easy" guide, I feature some of the best free museums and sights in Paris. The Museé Cognacq-Jay (www.museecognacqjay.paris.fr/en) in the Marais is in an elegant...

Films & programs: Winter camping, exploring tidepools, vanishing cultures

CAMPING Workshop Experts offer tips on gear, clothing, nutrition and more for winter campers. When, where: 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at REI stores in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 E. Foothill Blvd., and Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St. Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360 for Rancho Cucamonga, (818) 831-5555 for...

What's up for the weekend of Dec. 15-17: a blizzard of holiday and ice events

Grab your parka because Santa, ice and decked-out boats seem to be everywhere next weekend. Newport Beach One hundred brightly illuminated and decorated boats of varied types, sizes and shapes follow a 14-mile course along the peninsula and islands of Newport Harbor at the 109th Newport Beach Christmas...

Idaho's Sun Valley is a grand dame and a grand time among skiers and snowboarders

Sun Valley, America's first destination ski resort and still a favorite winter playground for many of Hollywood's skiers and snowboarders, is a grand dame among ski resorts, marking its 82nd season this winter. Two winters ago, I returned to the Idaho resort after a 22-year absence and 36 years...

Join the ski patrol on a weekend escape to Colorado's Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Schussing down the slopes of western Colorado takes on new meaning if you’re flat on your back strapped to a stretcher. I learned that ski patrolers take it easy with a patient in tow, but moving at 10 mph feels much, much faster. Now skiers can experience the sensation for themselves — without...

Princess will mark 50 years of Alaska cruises in 2019 with largest deployment in its history

Princess Cruises will celebrate its 50th year of cruising to Alaska in 2019. In that year, the line will sent its largest ship, the Royal Princess, and six other ships to sail to the 49th state from May to September. It will be the largest deployment of the line’s fleet, a news release Tuesday...

As Pearl Harbor's 76th anniversary nears, museum adds WWII fighter plane to collection

The Grumman Aircraft planes carried torpedoes and were produced during the war. Honolulu's Pacific Aviation Museum will restore the aircraft and invites visitors to watch.

Hike in Anza-Borrego Desert, kayak in La Jolla Cove on outdoor trip

Looking for a challenge this winter, but don't want to drive too far? REI has a guided adventure with your name on it. You'll begin with a hike in the desert near Palm Springs, then make your way over the mountains to the San Diego coast for sea kayaking and beach bike cruising. Highlights include...

How to get through the Tijuana border crossing faster. (Hint: A passport book won't help)

Question: I am returning from Mexico through Tijuana by car, and there is a choice of “signed” lanes, including “Público General” and “Ready Lanes.” We have passports with us, but which lane is for us? John Loggins Rancho Palos Verdes Answer: Loggins emailed his question to me as he was stuck in...

California wine country's new Archer Napa hotel takes 20% off rooms for a limited time

The new five-story Archer Napa hotel in downtown Napa, Calif., with a Charlie Palmer Steak restaurant offers guests an opening deal that takes up to 20% off best available rates. The deal: The hotel, which officially opened at the end of November, has 183 rooms with “Napa-centric design, décor,...

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