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Thursday Travel Ticker: Cabbies and camping tips

May 10, 2012
  • Camping sites at Yellowstone can be reserved online or by phone.
Camping sites at Yellowstone can be reserved online or by phone. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles…)

A cabbie accused of preying on arriving passengers at New York's Kennedy Airport has pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment after driving off with passengers when officers approached. Authorities say the driver locked the doors and took off, then got into a car crash. Queens Dist. Atty. Richard Brown says driver Bhupinder Singh is facing six months in jail . . . . Planning your summer camping? Note that of the 12 campgrounds in Yellowstone, five of them – containing more than 1,400 individual sites – can be reserved online at www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com or by calling toll-free (866) 439-7375 . . . . Santa Barbara’s solstice celebration has grown into the city’s largest arts event. Running June 22-24, it will draw more than 100,000 spectators and feature more than 1,200 parade participants. For info, go to www.solsticeparade.com . . . . Need supplies for a wine country picnic? The historic Oakville Grocery, one of Napa Valley’s top gourmet food markets, reopens May 22 after a renovation. The 130-year-old market is located in the heart of Napa Valley at the corner of Oakville Crossroad and Highway 29; (707) 944-8802, oakvillegrocery.com . . . . North Lake Tahoe kicks off summer with the 6th Annual Opening Day at the Lake on Memorial Day weekend. Festivities stretch from the west shore to North Lake Tahoe. For a calendar of events, go to www.GoTahoeNorth.com . . . . If you’re heading to Boston this summer, check out the 31st annual Harborfest June 28-July 4. Warships and military tall ships from several nations are expected to be in Boston for the festivities.  Info, (617) 227-1528 or www.bostonharborfest.com . . . . Travel quote of the day: "They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea." (Horace)

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