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October 4, 2009 | Jen Leo
France, anyone? Airfares are becoming more affordable after summer highs, and new websites, including YourTour ( www.yourtour.com), are busy crafting ideal itineraries for you. What's hot: Getting a suggested day-by-day itinerary that you can edit helps take the guesswork out of a from-scratch tour. Use the map and click on the region(s) you're interested in, select travel dates and specify whether you'll be traveling one way or round trip. Don't worry about including your favorite activities; that fine-tuning comes next.
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NEWS
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.
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March 6, 2011 | By Avital Binshtock, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On iExplore's seven-day "Taiwan Experience," participants tour the National Palace Museum and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. In Wulai, they can watch aboriginal tribesmen perform rituals learned from their ancestors, some of whom were headhunters. At the Taroko Gorge, participants take in views of a river running through a marble canyon. Itinerary: Taipei to Yehliu, Chiufen Village, Wulai Aboriginal Village, Sun Moon Lake, Puli, Taichung, Lukang, Hualien and back to Taipei.
TRAVEL
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, www.esotouric.com/fante
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Anne Harnagel
What kid (or even a parent or grandparent) wouldn't want to attend gladiator school, learn how to make gelato and craft their own Carnival mask? All these activities and more are part of an 11-day family adventure, designed for children ages 8 and older, offered by Perillo's Learning Journeys and Smithsonian Journeys. The tour begins with an exploration of Venice and a glass-making factory on the island of Murano. Then it's on to Modena and the new museum dedicated to Enzo Ferrari, and to Maranello, home of the Galleria Ferrari museum, Ferrari factory and test track.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Neil Gaiman has announced that his next book-signing tour will be his last. He'll be heading out in 2013 to sign copies of "The Ocean at the End of the Lane," which hits shelves June 18, traveling around the U.S., the U.K., and then going farther afield. Then: No more. This will be his final book-signing tour because, for Gaiman, recent book-signings have turned into overly long affairs. In 2009, a reading and book-signing he did in Georgia had some fans waiting almost seven hours.
TRAVEL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Looks like Drake and Future have decided to play nice. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Drake had booted Future from his upcoming arena trek over disparaging remarks the Atlanta rapper made about Drake's latest album during an interview with Billboard. But the two rapper-singers have since buried the hatchet and on Thursday, Future announced that he would indeed appear on Drake's 39-city tour. "I am set to continue as planned with Drake and Miguel on the Would You Like a Tour?
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