January 28, 1989 |
The slide show is a misunderstood creature. It has a lousy reputation and usually conjures up memories of darkened rooms and an endless array of unedited slides from the neighbor's trip to Mexico. And then there is ophthalmologist Gunnar E. Christiansen of Corona del Mar, whose slide shows are the exception. His travelogues have attracted thousands of people. His photographic exploits from Denmark to Portugal to France to Scotland have added something extra to the lives of senior citizens.
February 23, 1992 |
As many as 80 out of every 100 Americans take a planned vacation away from home at least occasionally, according to a recent travel industry survey. With so many people on the road, it's not surprising that there is a strong consumer demand for information about where to go and what to do next. Enter television as a fairly recent and modestly effective resource in aiding travelers in their vacation decisions.
December 30, 1993 |
Wild Bill's Wild West Dinner Extravaganza, the Buena Park dinner theater attraction, has found a way to use "moving billboards"--those trucks that drive around with a billboard on their beds--without environmental guilt about the pollution they spew. The attraction opted to paint two tour buses with huge murals depicting scenes from the show. Sure, the buses still pollute.
August 15, 1999 |
Dawn was just breaking over the soft green hills of western Connecticut, and several hundred spectators, some in prams and strollers, a few on walkers, had turned up for an event as old as the nation. Unfazed by the competing allure of TV, video games or the multiplex, and undaunted by the protests of animal-rights crusaders, the circus had come to town. The Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros.
January 29, 2012 |
Nico Melendez of the Transportation Security Administration was a last-minute guest at the L.A. Times Travel Show on Sunday at the L.A. Convention Center. In conversation with Chris Erskine, L.A. Times deputy travel editor, Melendez shared these tibidts of information: --Behavior detection (think micro facial expressions) is now an important part of security but if you see the agents “standing around texting or laughing and joking, please report it,” Melendez said. “If you see something, say something.” --If you're in line waiting to get through TSA security and a first-class passenger gets to go ahead of you, don't blame the TSA. That's the airline, not the TSA. --TSA confiscated 1,200 guns from carry-on luggage in 2011, Why would people have a handgun in carry-on “Like Assemblyman Tim Donnelly,” Melendez said, “they forgot.” (Donnelly, a Republican legislator from San Bernardino, was recently stopped at Ontario airport when he tried to go through security with a gun.)
January 27, 2012 |
Exhibitors were working hard Friday to get their booths ready for the L.A. Times Travel Show, which opens to consumers Saturday. The show, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, brings together vendors and travelers , offering information (lots of it!), speakers (Lisa Ling and Arthur Frommer on Saturday, Adam Richman on Sunday and Rick Steves both days) as well as a host of learning opportunities. Learning opportunities? Well, yes. Staff members from the Los Angeles Times will moderate and serve on panels that will tell you, among other things, how to save money on travel, will help make you a better shopper and give you inside info on how to take better photographs.
January 2, 1988
Beginning today, many outdoor types will be going indoors. It has nothing to do with the weather. They'll be attending a show at the Anaheim Convention Center, where more than 600 exhibitors will be touting their wares at a three-in-one show featuring sports activities and equipment, West Coast travel and recreational vehicles. Kay and Joe Peterson, who have lived full time in a recreational vehicle for the last 18 years, will present daily seminars on the RV life style.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1994 |
Irvine Music Conservatory teachers are still driving to their students' homes three months after they were barred from holding classes at the school's new location. And the 20-year-old nonprofit organization is still paying $1,650 a month to rent space in a building it cannot use. After the music school moved to its new, larger quarters at the Airport Business Center on July 30, city officials prohibited music classes there, citing zoning and fire code restrictions.
January 18, 2014 |
To combat rising airfares, travelers should plan to steer clear of expensive hotels in favor of apartment rentals, longtime travel guide author Arthur Frommer said during a Saturday keynote speech at the L.A. Times Travel Show. "I would suggest if you can't reduce the price of airfares, you at least stay in an apartment on your next vacation," the longtime travel guide publisher said. "I've learned it's just as comfortable and just as interesting -- most deluxe hotels are the most boring places anyway.
February 23, 2013 |
Navigating through the floor of the L.A. Times Travel Show is a mini-cultural exploration of its own. You can stop by the Guam booth and watch traditional dancers perform, or listen to live sanshin music as you pass by the Okinawa booth. You can also stop by the Fiji booth tucked away by the Xtreme Adventure stage and the rock climbing wall and participate in a cultural activity firsthand. The booth features special guests Joji Ramasima, Jesom Tuikana and Paula Rokotuiveikan Nabuta - dancers and musicians studying at the Conservatorium of Music in Fiji.