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Tuesday Travel Ticker: Celebrate this

August 22, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
  • Early-morning clouds and light grace Grand Canyon's North Rim.
Early-morning clouds and light grace Grand Canyon's North Rim. (Lewis H. Abulafie )

Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating the 95th birthday of the National Park Service on Thursday, with special hikes and presentations. Info:  (928) 638-7641, or email libby_schaaf@nps.gov . . . . $50,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line in the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival chef competition Nov. 19. Click here for tix info . . . . Primm Valley Casino Resorts has completed an $8.5-million upgrade to its casino, rooms and spa that began last fall . . . . If the Travel section’s recent piece on Cape May, N.J., caught your interest, check out a series of fall events, including food and wine fests, a Victorian weekend and Halloween happenings. Click here for details . . . . The 2012 New York Book Festival has issued a call for entries . . . . Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain visits Cajun Country, Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. . . . L.A.’s Hotel Sofitel invites chefs, hoteliers, caterers and anyone else who is part of the hospitality industry to an Aug. 29 exhibition and product tasting . . . . Travel quote of the day: "One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” (Henry Miller)

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