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April 8, 2007
SPAIN Mallorca maze "My husband and I just came back from the island of Mallorca, Spain. We stayed at a wonderful manor house. The picture [above] shows one of the oldest streets, where the Hotel Dalt Murada is located." Hotel Dalt Murada, 6A Almudaina, Palma de Mallorca Baleares; 011-34-971-425-300, www.daltmurada.com. From $187.
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November 26, 2006
"I was privileged to visit the nine unique islands of the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, which is like returning to a primeval paradise where man and nature come together as one. The lakes, the flowers, the mountains, the vineyards, the climates created a distinct environment. I traveled with Al and Ginny Dutra, a couple in their 70s whose tour company specializes in Portugal and the Azores." Tours are about $3,000 per person plus airfare (prices for 2007 still being set).
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July 8, 2002 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John F. "Jack" Burby, deputy editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times through much of the 1980s and a gifted editorial writer, died Saturday at his home in Avila Beach near San Luis Obispo. He was 77, and the cause of death was lung and brain cancer. A native of Benton Harbor, Mich., Burby served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II, ferrying planes throughout the South Pacific.
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July 27, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Bruce A. Bolt, the UC Berkeley seismologist who used strong-motion sensors along fault lines and records from historic earthquakes to improve seismic safety of modern structures, has died. He was 75. Bolt died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland. With an eye toward drafting safer building codes, Bolt worked to predict what the ground would do, and the resulting damage, if an earthquake occurred on a certain fault.
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May 12, 2002
We asked the experts what Web sites, resources and organizations could help travelers who have special needs or who fall into niches. Here are their choices. YOUTH Youth Beat columnist Lucy Izon says these resources are among the best for young budget travelers: Hostelling International: A network of more than 5,000 hostels around the world, Hostelling International has a reservation service for hostels in gateway cities, so budget beds can be booked before arrival; 733 15th St. N.W.
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February 2, 2003 | Vani Rangachar
For every traveler who has a special need or interest, there are agencies, Web sites and other resources that can help. Youth AFS Intercultural Programs Inc.: It has work, community service and study programs for students 16 and older and young adults. 71 W. 23rd St., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10010; (212) 807-8686, fax (212) 807-1001, www.usa.afs.org. Amigos de las Americas: This group sends student volunteers to rural Latin American communities.
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May 19, 1996 | EILEEN OGINTZ
Families aren't lazing on the beach this vacation. They're sailing the Pacific Northwest, hiking the Sierra or navigating Idaho's white water. Outfitters and tour companies report they've never seen so many families ready to adventure with their kids, even if the youngest hasn't finished kindergarten.
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