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Tuesday Travel Ticker: It's about to pour in Napa

November 01, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
  • New Segway models allow off-road tours in Big Bear.
New Segway models allow off-road tours in Big Bear. (Dan McKernan )

More than 100 wineries will be pouring at the Napa Valley Appellation Trail tasting trek Nov. 18 at the Greystone building in St. Helena, Calif. For info, click here.... Tour Big Bear on fat-tired Segways x2 models that let them go off-road. The two-hour tour costs $85. For details, including age and weight restrictions, call (909) 366-0890 . . . . The Palm Springs Opera Guild presents its 28th Annual Vocal Competition Dec. 4, featuring operatic competition for young singers. For info, click here, or call (760) 325-6107 . . . . Among the Thanksgiving deals popping up at California B&Bs, the Martine Inn in Pacific Grove offers turkey, ham and duck with all the trimmings for $48 per person, plus gratuity and tax. For B&B deals, click here . . . . Steve Ririe, head of a southern Nevada nonprofit group, has released an architect's design for a black granite memorial to commemorate a Mount Charleston airplane crash that killed 14 during a Cold War-era flight to the secret Area 51 site in Nevada . . . . The November issue of Palm Springs Life magazine has articles on Janet Jackson and Barbara Sinatra . . . . Golfweek magazine has named Salish Cliffs Golf Club, a short drive from Olympia and Seattle, the nation’s top new course . . . . Travel Quote of the Day: “Pressure is playing for $10 when you only have a dime in your pocket.” (golfer Lee Trevino)

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