September 2, 2012
Here's a fall fare on Air Canada from LAX to Shanghai that will save you some yuan: $689 round-trip, including all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability. Departures are Tuesdays and Wednesdays between Oct. 16 and Dec. 4; returns must be by Dec. 25. There's a minimum three-night stay. Info: Air Canada , (888) 247-2262 Source: Airfarewatchdog
April 15, 2012
If you go THE BEST WAY TO HALIFAX, CANADA From LAX, Air Canada, Delta, United and US Airways offer connecting service (change of planes) to Halifax. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $876, including taxes and fees. WHERE TO STAY The Halliburton, 5184 Morris St.; (902) 420-0658, http://www.thehalliburton.com . Three 19th century town houses converted into a sophisticated 29-room boutique hotel. Better for couples than kids. Rooms for two usually $165-$225, less in colder months.
February 26, 2012
If you go THE BEST WAY TO PORT ALBERNI, CANADA From LAX, Air Canada, Delta, WestJet, United and Alaska offer nonstop service to Vancouver, and Delta, United and Alaska offer offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $291, including taxes and fees. For information on the McLean Mill, Alberni Pacific Railway, Alberni Valley Museum and Maritime Discovery Centre, go to http://www.alberniheritage.com . For information on the Frances Barkley , call (250)
January 27, 2012 |
The temperature in Minneapolis didn't fall to zero degrees this winter until Jan. 12. On Jan. 5., the daytime high in Rapid City, S.D. (a record-setting 71 degrees), was higher than in balmy Miami (69 degrees). And just a couple of days before New Year's, visitors to Park City, Utah, skied on man-made snow and dined al fresco — without their parkas. Throughout the continental United States, it's been a very warm winter. "The talk across the whole country has been, 'Where has winter been?
December 19, 2011 |
From Toronto — The NHL's video review room in Toronto was quiet Monday afternoon, with a dozen TV screens showing infomercials and computer screens displaying overhead views of empty nets. Three hours later the work stations would be occupied by half a dozen staff members responsible for reviewing plays in the six scheduled NHL games. Was the puck kicked into the net? Did the puck fully cross the line after a shot? Those judgments are made daily in this room, located next door to the Air Canada Centre and within earshot of the goal horn at the Maple Leafs' home rink.
November 6, 2011
From LAX, Air Tahiti Nui, Air France and Delta offer nonstop service to Paris, and American, British, Swiss, United, Continental, Air Canada, KLM, Lufthansa and US Airways offering connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $801, excluding taxes and fees. By train, it is about four hours from Paris to Auray, which is about seven miles from Carnac. Information about visiting Carnac, Locmariaquer and other prehistoric sites in Brittany is available at the Maison des Mégalithes, 011-33-2-97-52-29-81, http://www.carnac.monuments-nationaux.fr . Guided tours about $8 a person.