April 7, 2013 |
If Couchsurfing.com, which connects travelers looking for a place to stay with those offering to share their home, and Viator.com, which finds and books tours and travel experiences, had a baby, Tripzaar would be their bright and smiley first-born. Name: Tripzaar.com What it does: The website is an online database of friendly hosts who want to give travelers a local's tour of their town, for a price. View and book a trip itinerary complete with a local resident guide before you step off the plane.
March 25, 2013 |
Prince Harry is heading back to the United States, but this time Las Vegas doesn't seem to be on the itinerary. His visit last summer made headlines not for any charity work, as he might this time, but for nude photos that were taken during an alleged game of strip billiards in Sin City. This time, the British prince will be focusing on his royal duties, including seeing to his charities and making military visits during his May 9 to 15 trip. PHOTOS: Kate Middleton through the years He'll be competing in a polo match in Greenwich, Conn., to benefit his Sentebale charity that he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.
February 17, 2013 |
Question: I'm planning to take my first cruise - a seven-day Alaska voyage. I'm an Auto Club member and am wondering whether there are advantages to booking the cruise through the Auto Club instead of directly through the cruise line. Skip Pedigo Huntington Beach Answer: If you're hoping for an unbiased answer, you'll not find it from me. I would rather poke myself in the eye with a sharp stick than book a cruise without a travel agent. Indeed, I have never booked a cruise, of the dozen or so I've taken, without an agent.
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September 19, 2012 |
The space shuttle Endeavour circled Earth 4,671 times in its 25 missions to space. But its final loop on Friday will present something somewhat alien to the spacecraft: the Los Angeles commuter. Perched atop a modified Boeing 747, the orbiter will circle Southern California on Friday morning before landing at Los Angeles International Airport midday. The shuttle will fly 1,500 feet over several area landmarks, including the Getty Center, Griffith Observatory and Universal Studios.
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September 8, 2012 |
Before the space shuttle Endeavour glides into retirement at the California Science Center, the spacecraft will take one last spin in the air, flying over a good chunk of California. NASA released new details Friday of low-level photo-op flyovers Endeavour will make before its scheduled Sept. 20 landing at Los Angeles International Airport. That morning, Endeavour will leave Edwards Air Force Base atop its 747 transport aircraft and head north to the Bay Area. There, the shuttle will fly as low as 1,500 feet near NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field and unspecified landmarks in multiple cities, including San Francisco and Sacramento.
July 15, 2012 |
A mobile trip itinerary planner popular with business travelers. Name: WorldMate Available for: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone. What it does: WorldMate helps you plan, book and manage your trips. You'll be notified of delays and cancellations, you get a currency converter, a tip calculator, weather reports and info on local restaurants, businesses and more. Cost: Free; $9.99 to upgrade to Gold. What's hot: The iPhone is just now getting the cool hotel booking feature that WorldMate's Android app has. (The iPad will have to wait until the next update.)