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Wednesday Travel Ticker: Yellowstone snowscapes

August 15, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
  • Hot springs and scenic vistas will be part of the Yellowstone winter packages.
Hot springs and scenic vistas will be part of the Yellowstone winter packages. (National Park Service )

"Yellowstone on Skis" is one of the programs now taking winter registrations, through the nonprofit Yellowstone Assn. Institute. . . . As part of a Yankees-Angels package Sept. 9-10, the Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort is offering a brunch with bottomless bloody marys . . . . Maybe you'll never own an island, but you can rent one. Travel Marketing Solutions is pitching an island in the Bahamas. The damage? About $4,375 per person for a five-night stay . . . . Four colonies of honeybees arrived at the InterContinental New York Barclay this week to service its rooftop herb and fruit garden....Free time? The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, a 1,000-acre ecological preserve between Encinitas and Solana Beach, is looking for volunteers . . . . The 6th Annual Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival happens Oct. 8-9. Early-bird tickets $70 . . . . For a good laugh -- or many laughs -- check out travel writer Doug Lansky's "Signspotting 4: The Art of Miscommunication," one in a series of photo books on bizarre signs around the world ($10.95, Penguin Group). . . . The Mark Twain Cultural Center at Lake Tahoe's Incline Village is holding "Mark Twain's Cowboy Campfire" Monday. Music, tall tales and dinner, $39.99 . . . . Travel quote of the day: "You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars." (Charles Kuralt)

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