January 17, 2010
Spain by train TELEPHONES To call these numbers from the U.S., dial 011 (international dialing code), 34 (Spain's country code) and the nine-digit number. IF YOU GO Fare for the Renfe high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Madrid, and vice versa, is about $156, if purchased the day of travel. Tickets also can be found online for as little as $75. The Renfe website, www.renfe.es/horarios/english /index.html , can be maddening, and you must use Internet Explorer and Windows for best results.
September 7, 2012 |
In response to the recent outbreak, Yosemite is distributing hantavirus information to every visitor. Since HPS was first identified in 1993, there have been approximately 60 cases in California and 602 cases nationally, the park says. Nationwide, approximately 20% of mice carry hantavirus.. . . . Bermuda is on a tropical storm watch as Hurricane Leslie hovers to the south-southeast. Little motion or change in strength is expected until sometime Friday . . . . A hoax tip called in to airport police was being blamed Thursday when a Dallas-bound flight out of Philadelphia was recalled by authorities and a passenger removed.
July 18, 2011
The best way to Paris From LAX, nonstop service is offered on Air Tahiti Nui and Air France and connecting service (change of planes) is available on Delta. Lufthansa, KLM, US Airways, American, United, British and Swiss, Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,190, excluding taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 33 (country code for France), and the local number; to call from France, add a zero at the beginning.
March 20, 2011
Can't decide whether you can afford a trip abroad? Here's a site that creates a clearer picture of what costs might lie ahead. Name: PriceofTravel.com What it does: Offers a snapshot of costs for accommodations, transportation, attractions, food and drink in more than 100 cities in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, South America, Central America and Australia/Pacific. What's hot: You might think the site is just for budget travelers, but there are also average hotel prices listed for four- and five-star hotels, when applicable.
November 18, 2012
CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY AND AUSTRIA Slide show Roberta Kritzia will speak about her travels to Prague, Budapest and Vienna. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. SNOWSHOEING Workshop Experts will offer tips on snowshoeing basics, gear and where to go to get started. When, where: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real. Admission, info : Free.
November 17, 1993
U.S. business travelers circle the globe as they check in with clients and subsidiaries or home office.
May 22, 2011
American Eden From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are Wade Graham Harper: $35 How the American identity and its contradictions — democratic ideals and aristocratic pretensions — are reflected in our gardens, from Jefferson's Monticello to Martha Stewart's Turkey Hill. (now available) Among Giants A Life With Whales Charles "Flip" Nicklin University of Chicago Press: $40 The gentle beasts in the depths of the ocean receive their fair share in this visually stunning tribute.
December 19, 2010 |
As parents struggle to find just the right gift for their children this holiday season, let me make a suggestion: I'd give the gift of independence. In this age of "helicopter parenting" ? our unceasing hovering over our children ? it's not always easy to instill in them the joy of independence and its corollary, self-reliance. Do we really want them to leave us behind and embark on some other journey, separate from our care? Yes. I'm not suggesting dropping a teenager in the middle of the Gobi Desert and wishing him good luck (more on that in a minute)