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Tuesday Travel Ticker: Big Bear gets a little bawdy

August 05, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
  • There will be plenty of family friendly activities at the Big Bear fest, including a kids stage, but one stage will be off-limits to those 17 and under.
There will be plenty of family friendly activities at the Big Bear fest,… (Richard Millener )

The 10th annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire the next two weekends includes an NC-17 stage for the more bawdy performances. Info and tickets, (800) 424-4232 or online.... The scenic Truckee River is finally open to rafting, one of Lake Tahoe’s great summer traditions. Until last week, downstream flows had been too high.… Halloween promotion alert: Spa & Salon Vdara in Las Vegas is offering pumpkin facials so “skin emerges gently restored by fall’s favorite super-fruit”.… Thai Airways Royal Orchid lounge in Bangkok is the best airport lounge in the world, Executive Travel magazine says.… A 12-hour mountain biking event in Jackson Hole Aug. 27 will combine technical downhill riding skill with all-day endurance. Cash prize: $5,000.... Point Reyes, north of San Francisco, has made the “Good Morning America” list of 10 most beautiful places in the nation. So beautiful “it made me cry,” one viewer wrote.… Travel ticker quote of the day: “Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.” ( George Carlin)

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