April 11, 2010 |
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.
January 27, 2012
'Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour' Where: Staples Center, 1111 South Figueroa St., L.A. When: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; new shows added Aug. 14-15 Price: $50 to $175 Info: (213) 742-7326; staplescenter.com
April 8, 2010
Friends of Ballona Wetlands docents will host a Spring Open House at the state-owned reserve. Tour at 10 a.m. Sat. Ballona Wetlands, Jefferson at Lincoln boulevards, Playa del Rey. Open house at 1 p.m. Sat. at access point near 303 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. Free; reservations requested. (310) 306-5994.
March 20, 2013 |
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.
October 4, 2009 |
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.
March 3, 2013 |
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
October 15, 2013 |
Music industry rule No. 101: Never tick off the headliner inviting you on the road. According to reports, Drake has dropped Future from his upcoming arena trek, a move that could turn into a $1.5-million feud between the two artists. The reason? Disparaging remarks the singsongy Atlanta rapper made about Drake's latest album during an interview with Billboard, according to the New York Post . In a conversation earlier this month to preview his forthcoming album, “Honest,” Future shared his thoughts on Drake's latest chart-topper, “Nothing Was the Same,” with Billboard associate editor Erika Ramierz.
December 19, 2012 |
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.
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.
September 25, 2013 |
In a fresh take on home tours, the American Institute of Architects' Santa Barbara chapter has organized an event Oct. 5 highlighting low-income housing as well as affordable rentals for people with special needs. The self-guided tour of multi-family housing, single-family urban infill, mixed-use and live-work designs in Santa Barbara includes: Casa de Las Fuentes, a 42-unit affordable housing complex with courtyard style studio and one-bedroom units by Peikert & RRM Design Group.