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Tuesday Travel Ticker: Pirate ship sails San Diego

May 15, 2012|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
  • Pirate ship cruises will be sailing all summer in San Diego. Children's tickets are $24.50.
Pirate ship cruises will be sailing all summer in San Diego. Children's… (Pirate Ship Adventures )

Did you know that strawberries, though considered a fruit, are technically a member of the rose family? Then you are ripe for the California Strawberry Festival this weekend in Oxnard. On 50 acres, the event features two concert stages and an array of strawberry treats, including strawberry beer. There’s also Strawberryland for the kids. Info: (888) 288-9242 or www.strawberry-fest.org . . . . Speaking of kids, here’s yet another summer activity in family friendly San Diego: Pirate Ship Adventures offers daily cruises aboard an 83-foot sailing ship, including a special July 4 cruise. There are also sunset excursions. Adults, $29.50; children, $24.50. Info: (619) 224-4386 or http://www.pirateshipadventures.com . . . . Strikes by Portuguese air-traffic controllers are expected to disrupt international and domestic flights in coming days. Staff are walking off the job for two hours each shift on May 17, 18, 24 and 25 to protest pay cuts at their state-owned company . . . . The 14-minute film “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs -- The 4-D Experience” opens Saturday at the San Diego Zoo, with various special effects, including moving seats, arctic winds and, of course, snow . . . . The 30th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival takes place this weekend; (800) 549-WINE or www.pasowine.com . . . .Tickets are on sale for the 17th Annual Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival, Saturday, June 23, north of San Luis Obispo. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Info: www.AtascaderoWineFestival.com . . . . Comedian Margaret Cho will make her Aces of Comedy debut at The Mirage Hotel & Casino Sept. 6. Tickets start at $49.99, plus tax and service charges; (800) 627-6667 . . . . Travel quote of the day: “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” (Jack Kerouac)

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