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March 4, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
Gas prices may be rising, but that hasn't dampened Americans' dreams to hit the open road. About 25% of men and 33% of women say they have not driven across the country but “always wanted to,” according to a survey released last week by the travel website And 41% of Americans and nearly half of men who were surveyed said they've already driven cross country at least once in their lives. The survey of 2,262 adults by Harris Interactive on behalf of Expedia went beyond Americans' automotive bucket lists.
March 27, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MILWAUKEE - Steve Nash will not play on the Lakers' brief road trip, meaning the point-guard position will keep being manned by Kendall Marshall and swingman Kent Bazemore. Nash did some individual work after the team's shoot-around Thursday morning but said he would not return until next week. It was unclear if he would take part in Sunday's game against Phoenix. The Lakers play Thursday in Milwaukee and Friday in Minnesota before heading home. Nash has played in only 11 games this season because of chronic back issues.
May 12, 2012 | By Shan Li
--Madewell, the younger, more relaxed division of retailer J. Crew Group Inc., is going mobile this spring. Think less smartphone and more road trip. The brand, formally a work wear manufacturer in Massachusetts before getting rescued by J. Crew, is taking its denim line on a cross-country summer journey with a retro Airstream trailer. Retailers have been trying to shake up brick-and-mortar stores with more creative spaces such as pop-up shops, specialty stores and now stores on the go. Madewell's Airstream is rolling into Santa Monica Place this Saturday, loaded with stylists, discounts on jeans and a hair-braiding station.
March 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
NEW ORLEANS - When Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was asked Wednesday night about the chances of J.J. Redick returning to play with the team on this trip, Rivers left the assembled media confused with his answers. Redick was on the court shooting before the Clippers played the New Orleans Pelicans, but he still missed his 21st consecutive game because of a bulging disk in his back. Redick will be with the Clippers on the entire five-game trip and Rivers was asked if he would play.
February 4, 1999
Arden, the estate of the late actress Helena Modjeska, is open to the public only four days a month, and reservations are needed to visit the home, which was mentioned in the Highway 1 road trip through Orange County's canyons published on Jan. 28. For reservations and information, call (949) 855-2028. Many of the roads in the area around the estate in Modjeska Canyon are private.
June 21, 2009 | Mark Milian; Susan Derby; Jane Engle; Krista Simmons; Rosemary McClure
With little more than a suitcase full of clothes, a cellphone and a laptop, I'm embarking on a cross-country road trip Monday from New York to Los Angeles. As an amateur rock musician and enthusiastic consumer of such, music will be my guide. No, scratch that. How about you be my guide? Beyond a rough outline of cities to stop in, I'm relying on you to tell me which sights to see. Send e-mails to or, for those on Twitter,, send to @mmilian.
August 9, 2009 | Jason La
An Arizona road trip? Why not? Last winter, a college friend and I visited the Grand Canyon, one of the country's most celebrated treasures. In late April, we decided to return to check out Arizona's northeastern corner, which seemed speckled with less-visited wonders and, I hoped, a few hidden gems. I didn't have grand expectations for our itinerary. After all, what could be as breathtaking as the 6-million-year-old chasm, especially as I had seen it, dusted by snow and illuminated by the last rays of daylight?
June 17, 2012 | By Jen Leo
Turn your road trip into a laugh fest with this app. Name: Funny Road Trip, Available for: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad What it does: Four characters from different parts of the world - Señor Tortilla, McBronx, Sushi Sakura and Emil DaElecktra, the travel robot - ask questions and suggest tasks that can lead to your family telling stories, interacting with what they see along the...
April 27, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Sometimes it pays to take your own advice. A while back, I wrote about Hertz offering $5-a-day one-way car rentals starting in Arizona. It inspired me to plan a super-cheap spring road trip to ... well, I wasn't sure where. I just knew I wanted to take off and have fun without breaking the bank. By the time I was done, I had covered more than 3,400 miles in two weeks. Here's how I did it: I went to Hertz's website, where it took exactly five minutes to reserve a car at Tucson International Airport (TUS)
July 15, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
In the next two episodes of the  second season of "Road Trip with G. Garvin" on the Cooking Channel, the star of the series, former L.A. chef G. (Gerry) Garvin (Reign, Kass Bah, Morton's and his own G. Garvin's) will be showing off a handful of Los Angeles area restaurants with Southern roots or accents. Actually, Garvin is not quite sure about the adjective “former.” True, he did go back to Atlanta a year and a half ago, and he does have a restaurant, Low Country Cooking by G. Garvin , at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport there.
February 28, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Opening the door of Rene Holguin's RTH store on La Cienega and stepping into the piñon incense-scented space is like stumbling upon the souvenir shop of your dreams. A native of El Paso, Holguin learned leather crafting from his boot-maker father. He started his label in 2010 with accessories - cowhide leather flower pins and fringe necklaces, bandanna tote bags and felt hats - all evoking treasures you might find on a road trip. That vision has since evolved into a lifestyle collection, including unisex shirts and shirtdresses, shawls, jackets and denim, with a timeless, utilitarian cool.
January 17, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
NEW YORK - The words of Chris Paul still rang in the ears of his Clippers teammates even though their leader was not with the team. "Something CP always says when we're on a road trip, 'Can't win them all without winning that first one,'" Blake Griffin said about Paul, who is out with a separated right shoulder and isn't on the trip with his teammates. And the Clippers did just that, starting their seven-game, 11-day trip with an impressive beating of the New York Knicks, 109-95, Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
January 15, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers lost for the 12th time in their last 13 games, falling to the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday night, 121-114. Nick Young was ejected in the second quarter after getting floored by a flagrant foul from Alex Len, who was ejected as well. Young seemingly threw a punch or two -- arguably forearm shoves -- that will likely lead to a suspension. Without their leading scorer, the Lakers still managed to generate more than 110 points.  Defense remained the issue as Phoenix scored 67 points in the second half.
December 29, 2013 | By Jen Leo
Here's an app that can help make your road trip more organized and less full of the kinds of surprises that leave you shaking your head. Name: Road Ninja Available for: iOS and Android devices What it does: Identifies your location and points you, exit by exit, toward gas stations, hotels, shops, camping, restaurants, pharmacies, coffee and more. You could even find popular hot spots for sushi, tacos and desserts, and it can handle unusual requests such as hot dogs or bagels or even finding government services.
December 13, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Maybe it was a bit of hyperbole from Chris Paul about the importance of game No. 25 out of the 82 scheduled for the Clippers. But his point was well taken. The Clippers are 3-3 on this seven-game trip that concludes with a game Saturday night against the Washington Wizards. The Clippers want to return home from the 13-day trip having gone 4-3 and not 3-4. And that's why Paul made such a bold statement. “It's early in the season,” he said after the Clippers' 102-93 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night, “but it's a must-win for us [against the Wizards]
November 20, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you've always wanted to hit the road in an iconic Airstream trailer, this might be a good time to go. New rental company Airstream 2 Go provides everything you'll need -- including an SUV for that outfitted Airstream trailer -- and a 25% discount for winter travel. It's ideal for a trip to Joshua Tree or Death Valley when desert temperatures are mild. The deal: Airstream 2 Go started in May and presents a fresh vacation concept for travelers in the West. Right now rentals are available in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, though the company says it plans to expand to the East Coast and the South in the coming years.
October 28, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks on Monday sent center Saku Koivu and goalie Viktor Fasth home to Anaheim for evaluation and treatment of their injuries. Koivu was knocked out in Sunday's 4-3 victory at Columbus - the fourth game of the Ducks' eight-game road trip that continues through Nov. 4. Late in the second period, Koivu was struck by Columbus' Brandon Dubinsky after passing a puck into the Blue Jackets' zone. Koivu had to be helped from the ice and didn't return; Dubinsky was ejected. The NHL protocol for a player who is knocked unconscious is to have the player undergo medical evaluation and follow-up tests as Ducks forward Dustin Penner was after being knocked out by Colorado's Ryan Garbutt on Oct. 20, returning to the team for Sunday's game.
June 12, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Nothing says summer like jumping in the car and taking off for a week or even just a few days. So how much will gasoline prices crimp your impulse to travel? It depends on where you're going. The good news is that last week gas prices continued to tumble in Southern California. As of Monday, AAA found the average price of a gallon of gas to be $4.12 in the L.A.-Long Beach area, $4.07 in Orange County, $4.10 in San Diego, $4.17 in Santa Barbara area, $4.09 in the Riverside-San Bernardino area, $4.15 in Bakersfield and $4.13 in Ventura.
November 19, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The last time the Clippers went on the road they lost the first two games, at Orlando and at Miami, before winning at Houston. That didn't sit well with the Clippers, especially the opening loss against the Magic. Now they face a two-game trip, to Minneapolis  to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night and to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder on Thursday night. Forward Blake Griffin said that, on the previous trip, the Clippers could deal with losing to the two-time NBA champion Heat but the loss to the Magic  was bothersome.
October 31, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
In "Sake Bomb," twentysomething video blogger Sebastian (Eugene Kim) has a problem few film characters ever face: a sense of relentless, righteous rage for which there is no simple solution. For Sebastian, life as an Asian American male is one of perpetual defense against silent accusations of foreignness, meek quietness and - the one that really stings - small genitalia. To disabuse the world (or at least his 10 subscribers) of such stereotypes, he bleats the concepts of Asian American Studies 101 over the Internet.
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