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March 7, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
It's Daily Detour 's birthday and we're celebrating with a picture of, um, panda poop. Well, why not? Since its launch March 7, 2013, the Daily Detour photo gallery has set its sights on “odd spots, strange trips and great moments in travel.” In a word, detourism. The idea is to surprise you a little, perhaps with raincoat-clad travelers awaiting dawn on Mt. Haleakala, or a white-coated waiter awaiting customers at the Tadich Grill in San Francisco. Maybe with a shot of Ken Burns grabbing snaps in Wyoming; or a Tijuana tout helping his “zebra” smile.
January 22, 2006
Welcome to the Travel section's Sourcebook, a compendium of articles, tips and resources designed to take the angst out of travel. Besides stories filled with practical information, we are also offering: * Online material: Although this is the biggest Travel section of the year, it's still not large enough to accommodate all the information we have. So besides what you'll find in the section, we have posted additional items on our website.
March 16, 2014
Nicaragua has long been a travel spot for those who love Central America, for the good reasons Rosemary McClure pointed out ["Revved and Ready," March 9]. But she should not have had to disparage Costa Rica in order to do it. That is really tacky, and an editor should have spotted it. To say that Costa Rica has no history is an outrage my Tico friends would gag on. Evidently she never visited the anthropology museum or the Gold Museum in San Jose. A shame. James J. Horn Cuernavaca, Mexico Keep stories in the rotation Crying foul from the letter writer [March 9]
March 9, 2014
Crying foul over baseball issue A whole Travel section (March 2) devoted to baseball is just not right. Many have no interest in sports whatsoever. There is already another whole section devoted to sports every day in the Los Angeles Times. You have really disappointed me and many others, I'm sure. Leslie Daniels Palm Springs Local vs. longer trips The reader letter on Feb. 23 expressing great disappointment at The Times' selection of featured locations was perplexing.
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