August 28, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO BONN From LAX, Lufthansa, Air France and KLM offer connecting service (change of plane) to Cologne, Germany, 23 miles from Bonn. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $627, excluding fees and taxes. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 49 (country code for Germany), 228 (local code for Bonn) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY Hotel Baden, 1 Graurheindorfer Strasse, Bonn; 96-96-80, http://www.hotel-baden.de . The budget hotel is close to Bonn's center.
December 26, 2010
Jan. 5-9 Boys II Men Where: Flamingo Showroom Highlights: On the Boys' 20th anniversary, Nathan, Shawn and Wayna give fans the music that's made them the bestselling R&B band ever. Info: (888) 902-9929, flamingolasvegas.com Opening Jan. 8 P.J. Clarke's Where: Forum Shops, Caesars Palace Highlights: The legendary New York eatery — a favorite of Frank Sinatra's — opens its first West Coast location.
December 15, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO YANGON, MYANMAR From LAX, Korean, China, Singapore, Thai, Malaysia, Air China, China Southern and Asiana offer connecting service (change of planes) to Yangon. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $882 to $1,574, including taxes and fees. Mountain Travel Sobek; (888) 831-7526, http://www.mtsobek.com . Ten-day private trips from $4,100 per person. Does not include airfare. Several university alumni associations offer trips to Myanmar, including Texas (Jan.
January 12, 2014 |
LOS ANGELES Slide show Former Times staffer Julie Sheer, author of "Take a Hike Los Angeles," will share area hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. Details include public transportation options and directions on how to reach trailheads. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. MT. WHITNEY Hiking Interested in discovering what the highest peak in the lower 48 has to offer?
November 18, 2012
Here is what the State Department says about travel to Cuba: "The U.S. Department of the Treasury enforces the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, which apply to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents wherever they are located, all people and organizations physically located in the United States, and branches and subsidiaries of U.S. organizations throughout the world. The regulations require that persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction be licensed in order to engage in any travel-related transactions pursuant to travel to, from, and within Cuba.
February 26, 2012
AUSTRALIA From LAX, V Australia and Qantas offer connecting service (change of plane) to Broome. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,990, excluding taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 61 (country code for Australia), 8 (city code for Broome) and the number. WHERE TO STAY Pinctada Cable Beach Spa Resort, 10 Murray Road, Cable Beach, Broome; 9193 8388, http://www.pinctadacablebeach.com.au . Doubles from $209, increasing to $293 in April.