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January 24, 2011 | Gregory Rodriguez
I demand a recount! Or a re-survey! Or some form of redress for the aspersions Travel + Leisure magazine has cast not only on the City of Angels but on all of us Angelenos. The magazine released a survey last week of travelers who, in all their wisdom, concluded that Los Angeles surpasses New York as the rudest city in America. Excuse me? My first reaction was fear that I would never again be able to use the rude New Yorker jokes in my already limited humor repertoire ?
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TRAVEL
February 1, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
MOSCOW - Once I came to Moscow to cover an urban ballooning expedition. In winter. But when the balloonists came face to frigid, wind-lashed face with the winter here - well, we never got off the ground. And so, as icy gales scoured the city, I strolled near the Moskva River until I faced a vast, low-hovering cloud, lighted from within, scented with chlorine and cigarettes. Occasionally, a near-naked Muscovite would emerge, dripping, and wander off to look for a towel and his pants.
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TRAVEL
March 10, 2013 | By Jen Leo
This website finds savings so much deeper than those from Kayak and Travelocity that you'll think it's magic. Name: GetGoing.com What it does: Finds better rates for flights by showing airlines that they are selling to leisure travelers. Deals are found when the traveler is flexible about dates and destinations. What's hot: Proven savings are key. I tested flights for two adults and one child from San Diego to Beaches and Sun for June 22. I got several destination options and narrowed them to two choices: San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Honolulu.
TRAVEL
December 19, 2013 | By Irene Lechowitzky
Presto change-o; now you see it, now you don't. If you're looking for an undiscovered, secluded escape hidden from view yet minutes from the bustling center of San Marcos and its restaurants, bars and entertainment, Lake San Marcos is for you. My husband hurt his back last month and wanted a slow-paced weekend to relax. We came to the right place: Leisure is king in this mellow enclave tucked away on a lake in a quiet residential neighborhood in northern San Diego County. Here, paddle boats rule the lake, and golf is the preferred "action" sport.
NEWS
September 11, 1990 | JAN HOFMANN, Jan Hofmann is a regular contributor to Orange County View.
Do you work just as hard at having fun as you do at your job? Then you may be going about it all wrong, says Steve Sumpter. And your efforts to reduce the level of stress in your life through leisure activities may be having the opposite effect. "Many people have a work-oriented approach to their leisure," says Sumpter, who is director of rehabilitation services at Capistrano by the Sea Hospital in Dana Point and a specialist in leisure counseling.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1991 | KATHY KRISTOF and STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bars, restaurants and theaters reported a sharp decrease in business during the first few days of the Persian Gulf crisis, but now Americans seem to be ungluing themselves from their television sets and going out again. Some believe that leisure-time businesses will get a boost if the hostilities drag on because people will turn to entertainment to escape war worries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1995 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Studying leisure and recreation is not all fun and games. Consider the varying theories one must weigh when deciding whether an activity can be elevated to play: Is the motivation intrinsic? Is there a suspension of reality? Is there a locus of control? These are just some of the concepts that students grapple with as they pursue their bachelor's and, yes, master's degrees from the department of leisure studies and recreation at Cal State Northridge.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
T he Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is into a little fun and games with its latest exhibition, "The Art of Play: Games and Amusements," which begins Friday and continues through Dec. 2. The exhibit takes a whimsical look at game playing and amusements in the arts over the centuries. Featured artists include Edouard Vuillard, Paul Klee and Rembrandt Van Rijn. All items in the exhibition have been culled from the museum's permanent collections.
NEWS
April 8, 2000 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patty Mayer may be the only lawyer in America whose employment contract contains a horse leave. She is 41 years old and hasn't gone on a date in eight years. She says it's because she's over-educated and unattractive. That's not it. She leads precisely the life she wants. Patty, as her father put it, is in love with her horse. At 5 feet 4, Patty is compact and trim. Oval tortoise-shell glasses frame her hazel green eyes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1995 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Studying leisure and recreation is not all fun and games. Consider the varying theories one must weigh when deciding whether an activity can be elevated to play: Is the motivation intrinsic? Is there a suspension of reality? Is there a locus of control? These are just some of the concepts that students grapple with as they pursue their bachelor's and master's degrees from the department of leisure studies and recreation at Cal State Northridge.
TRAVEL
November 10, 2013 | By Jen Leo
Here's a website that helps you locate vacation rentals in proximity to your interests. Name: Pinocular.com What it does: It lets you search based on activities you like and how far you want to drive or fly from major cities in the U.S. and Europe. There are 85 activities to choose from or combine. What's hot: It's helpful that Pinocular pairs vacation rental options with activities I am interested in - and some I hadn't even considered. I could find properties that are near horseback riding, fishing, hot springs, opera, laser tag, geocaching and more.
NATIONAL
August 11, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. -- President Obama wasted no time getting out on the golf course Sunday, the first day of his weeklong summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Obama and his golfing partners headed to the Farm Neck Golf Club, a semi-private club on the east side of the island, for what will likely be the first of several golf outings during the presidential getaway. The first foursome included aide Marvin Nicholson, chef Sam Kass and investor and Obama friend Robert Wolf. The president's golf outing was no surprise.
OPINION
July 2, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
You just can't out-gloom an environmentalist. The Atlantic invited some luminaries to answer the question "How and when will the world end?" Some contributions were funny. Others simply plausible - a volcanic eruption from underneath Yellowstone National Park is frightfully overdue. But only an environmentalist like Bill McKibben could be a killjoy about the apocalypse itself. The environmental activist and writer declares the question moot. "In a sense, the world as we knew it is already over.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2013 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
With the economy on the rebound, Americans once again are cracking open their pocketbooks to take family vacations and other leisure trips. But corporate managers in charge of spending for business conferences and conventions remain tightfisted with their money. That is one conclusion from a study of bookings at nearly 4,000 hotels by TravelClick, a New York company that provides booking software and business data for major hotel chains. Hotel bookings for leisure travelers in North America for the next 12 months are up 4.6%, while bookings for individual business travelers are up 7% compared with the previous period, according to TravelClick.
NEWS
April 13, 2013 | By Judi Dash
Eagle Creek has fine-tuned its new Afar Backpack (EC-60263) to be all business and a pleasure. It weighs a pound and 11 ounces and is 12 1/2 - by-20 1/2-by-8 1/2 inches. It has well-padded contoured shoulder straps, a tuck-away padded hip belt, adjustable sternum straps, external compression straps and a sturdy top grab handle. A padded breathable mesh back panel makes for comfy cushioning. The back panel incorporates a zippered padded compartment for a laptop (up to 17 inches)
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Travel + Leisure magazine has selected Ping Pang Pong of Las Vegas in its new list of best Chinese restaurants in the United States . The restaurant, inside the Gold Coast Casino -- on Flamingo Road across from the Palms resort -- opened in 2001. It quickly became a favorite with the local Asian community, despite its location just a few blocks south of Sin City's Chinatown, with its bevy of eateries. Not surprisingly, several restaurants in the L.A. area also made the list (Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, Sea Harbour Restaurant, Chung King)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2000 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leisure time for many Americans essentially means media time, and lots of different kinds of media all at once, according to the results of an annual MTV Networks/Viacom Study of Media, Entertainment and Leisure Time, released Wednesday. The study found that media and entertainment, everything from TV to music to magazines and newspapers, take up the largest chunk of leisure time--or about 4.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1991 | HAL FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With help from a government pushing for citizens to devote more time to leisure, the Japanese are rushing to build Disney-style theme parks and entertainment centers. The result has been a windfall for American companies, particularly the Southern California firms recognized as world leaders in the design and construction of theme parks and their attractions.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2013 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
With average gasoline prices topping $4 a gallon, fewer Southern California residents say they plan to take a leisure trip over spring break, according to a survey by the Auto Club of Southern California. The annual survey of Auto Club members found that 47% said they plan at least one leisure trip this spring break season, compared with 57% in 2012 and 55% in 2011. High gasoline prices prompted 69% of those polled to say they made at least one significant cut to their budget, compared with 66% in 2012 and 61% in 2011.
TRAVEL
March 10, 2013 | By Jen Leo
This website finds savings so much deeper than those from Kayak and Travelocity that you'll think it's magic. Name: GetGoing.com What it does: Finds better rates for flights by showing airlines that they are selling to leisure travelers. Deals are found when the traveler is flexible about dates and destinations. What's hot: Proven savings are key. I tested flights for two adults and one child from San Diego to Beaches and Sun for June 22. I got several destination options and narrowed them to two choices: San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Honolulu.
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