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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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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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
There is something so sexy about getting to go where others can't. It's the power of the VIP list, the real secret of the secret society. In this case, the tingle starts with a name, "Behind the Velvet Ropes," which lures nine people to a large Pasadena home. The front door is closed. The doorbell is rung. A man in a crisp button-down, tie and dark trousers whisks the strangers into a dimly lighted hall, out of the bright morning sun. Flashlights are handed out, their rubber buttons pushed.
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?
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.
TRAVEL
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
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.
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