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Wednesday Travel Ticker: Speed traps and Chihuahua airlifts

August 30, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
  • Santa Fe, N.M., will pay tribute to its culture and history, Sept. 4-11.
Santa Fe, N.M., will pay tribute to its culture and history, Sept. 4-11. (Christopher Reynolds /…)

Las Vegas was 4th and L.A. 24th in a survey of cities with the highest number of speed-trap locations. Livonia, Mich., ranked No. 1 . . . . Red Roof is offering 15% off to anyone 50 and older, in honor of grandparents in September (code 607564). No proof of grandparenthood is required. For details, click here  . . . . The 299th Santa Fe Fiesta celebrates the city’s culture and history Sept. 4-11, with parades, music and food . . . . Virgin America has helped launch a “No Chihuahua Left Behind” fare sale in support of its ongoing chihuahua rescue and airlift efforts.  The San Francisco-based airline will team with one of the city’s animal care units to fly the dogs to new homes on the East Coast . . . . The Tahoe Maritime Museum in Homewood, Calif., is holding special family days this weekend, with boat building and knot lessons, (530) 525-9253 ext 100 . . . . Looking for something with a little more edge?  The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia, displays mementos of failed relationships from all over the world, including  small bottles filled with tears . . . . Travel quote of the day: "When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out." (Elizabeth Bowen)

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