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January 3, 2010 | From The Los Angeles Times
The year is a fresh slate before you, so it's time to start filling in those blanks. Here are five ideas for places to be or places to see that will turn your 2010 into a year to remember. And if you have something you think should be on readers' radars, write to us at Oberammergau Passion Play, Germany It happens only once every 10 years and has been going on since 1634. The people of Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps, fearing that bubonic plague would sweep the village, promised they would reenact the Passion every decade if God spared them.
February 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The mammoth Queen Mary 2 ocean liner passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday, clearing the bottom of the span by 27 feet before the vessel began a nail-bitingly tight tour of San Francisco Bay. The ship was surrounded by scores of sailboats and other water craft as it slid slowly into the bay. The visit is one of the riskiest passages in modern maritime history -- and a chance for 2,638 passengers to glimpse the underside of the Golden Gate Bridge.
January 23, 2014 | By Heller McAlpin
Judith Mackrell's "Flappers" is a juicy, energetic exploration of six dazzling iconoclasts who all flared to fame in the Roaring '20s. Unlike recent books such as Simon Winchester's "The Professor and the Madman" and Edward Ball's "The Inventor and the Tycoon," which explore closely intertwined lives, "Flappers" features multiple mini-biographies of women who interacted only minimally with one another, although they shared common unconventional impetuses...
Under a white and red banner, which read "Welcome Aboard Desert Shield Troops," a female soldier jogged past in form-fitting Lycra shorts and a T-shirt emblazoned with a distinctly unmilitary message: "Dare to Bare." "This is our love boat, our recreation ship," said a Marine guard toting an M-16 rifle, about the only person in sight wearing a uniform.
October 28, 1986 | From Reuters
The Cunard ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 docked in the West German port of Bremerhaven on Monday to begin a $112-million refitting.
October 20, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
When the Queen Mary 2 luxury liner starts off on a round-the-world trip from New York in January, not everyone will be going to sea for the 103-day tour. Cunard Line is offering an amazing fare on the first leg of the trip, a 23-day voyage to South Africa , which starts under $2,000 per person. The deal: This is one of those cruise deals with zero flexibility; the ship leaves Jan. 13 from New York and arrives in Cape Town on Feb. 4. Stops along the way include Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Barbados in the Caribbean; two stops in Brazil, Salvador de Bahia and Rio de Janeiro ; and Montevideo, Uruguay.
October 31, 1999
If you're looking for a gift for your favorite traveler, here are a couple of new options. Preview Travel, the online travel reservation service, is offering gift certificates for $50, $100 or $150 for airline travel if you use Preview. The certificates are good for one year from date of issue for use on any airline. For information, Cunard also is offering gift certificates for Cunard and Seabourn vessels. The certificates, good for two years, start at $1,000.
April 6, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Tugboats brought a Cunard luxury liner safely to shore in the resort of Sharm el Sheik after a collision with a coral reef ended a round-the-world cruise for the ship and 527 mostly American passengers. The Royal Viking Sun voyage was the second failed Cunard cruise for about 120 of the passengers, who had been aboard the MV Sagafjord in February when an engine room fire set it adrift in the South China Sea.
April 10, 2011 | By Jane Engle, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Talk about a travel deal. How does $3 a night sound, meals included? Or less than $1 for a train trip between cities? Or a transatlantic cruise for less than 9 British pounds? If that's your idea of a bargain, hop in a time machine to circa 1860, just before the outbreak of the Civil War. And bring along your 2011-vintage paycheck. Yes, prices were low for antebellum tourists, but so were wages; a middle class U.S. family might live on $1,000 to $3,000 a year. Travel in those days also entailed dangers and discomforts.
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