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March 20, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Say “cheese,” burger. Some of the nation's most renowned hamburgers will get their photo ops in the Travel Channel's new series “Burger Land,” premiering Monday, April 15. Among the first stops: Pasadena's beloved Pie 'n Burger , in the initial episode profiling some of the best burger joints around Los Angeles. The show is hosted by burger expert George Motz. In 11 half-hour episodes, he will tour a different region on his burger-worshipping road trip. Among the stops: Dyer's in Memphis, for a deep-fried double-cheeseburger.
April 11, 2010 | By Jen Leo
What's hot: Get video tours of the hostel's living room, computer hub, bunk beds, kitchen and more before you decide which hostel is right for you. The videos help the properties come to life — as opposed to seeing only property photos. Some videos also offer local tips and attractions. Keep your eye out for the Wi-Fi logo if that's important to you. What's not: You have to leave the website to book the hostel after you fall in love with the property on the video. But that does give you the opportunity to book it on a website that you may already know, such as Hostels.
March 3, 2013 | By Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Where: Departs from Lincoln Heights Cypress Gold Line station When: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and July 22 Price: $55 Info: (323) 223-2767,
August 12, 2010
Did Bowersox get robbed? Does the iron-fisted, despotic rule of trigger-happy tween girls overly skew "Idol's" results? Put aside these questions for a moment and instead bask in the meta-media explosion that is "American Idols Live! Tour 2010," where all your favorites from last season band together to jockey for the ever-rare brass ring of a post-show career. Ticket sales have been rough around the country, so savor the fact that this L.A. show is still on. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $40.50-$76.
June 2, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Tour company Secret Dalmatia cares passionately about sharingCroatia'srich cultural, historical and natural heritage. We just returned from a customized tour for two. Ours was an ideal balance of sightseeing, traditional and gastronomic meals with wonderful wine pairings. Our hotels were personally selected for their beauty by company founder Alan Mandic, who oversees all arrangements. Also offered are small-group tours and honeymoon trips. Croatia is a magnificent destination and worthy of a place among the best travel experiences in Europe.
November 1, 1992
A travel tip: On a recent cruise to Alaska, we were offered optional city/area tours in each of the three cities we were to visit. Each tour was about $29. We decided not to purchase those tours and to visit the cities by ourselves. After arriving in each city, we found independent tour companies there to greet the ship. Those independent tour guides offered the same tour at $10-$12.50 per person. MARSHALL FOX Santa Barbara
June 29, 2009 | August Brown
It's either a testament to the Warped Tour's longevity or a knock on its creativity that Bad Religion and NOFX, the bands headlining this 15th installment of the youth-skewing summer punk rock road show, could have played at any point in the outing's history. Both groups remain beloved staples of teenage counterculture, but at Friday's Warped kickoff date at the Pomona Fairplex, loyalists in the circle pit in front of the stage might have felt like it was 1999. Or 2004. Or 2008.
March 22, 2013 | By August Brown
There's no better way for a singer to mend a broken heart than to hit the road, and that's exactly what John Mayer will be doing this summer and fall. The singer-songwriter hasn't toured in three years, owing in large part to major vocal-cord issues relating to a recurring throat granuloma. But Mayer seems to be back in the saddle, announcing a headline tour that will bring him to Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on July 27 and the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 5. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners The tour is the first in support of his most recent album, "Born and Raised," and his first shows since his January performance at "The Livingston Town Proper: A Concert to Benefit the Fighters of the Pine Creek Fire" in Montana.
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