March 6, 2011
The "Travel Checklist" in your ultimate travel guide ["Trip Tips? In the Bag," Feb. 27] was great, but you may want to suggest including electrical adapters (plugs) for countries where travelers want to use or recharge their electronics. There are various websites with this invaluable info. You might also suggest that they bring electronics that can accept 120-volt and 240-volt inputs or take a transformer. Good job! Lew Bird Huntington Beach This is not a great, sexy or even fun travel tip, but it could save your life, if not a whole lot of trouble, in an emergency.
October 10, 2010 |
Once you start thinking in Top 10 terms, it's hard to stop. And so, to paraphrase Nigel Tufnel in the "This Is Spinal Tap" screenplay, these lists go to 11. Behold 10 more sources likely to inspire your next trip, or refine your itinerary, or just warn you where there be dragons. Travel & Leisure magazine's readers' poll results showing top 10 hotels in the world (and 90 runners-up): http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/worlds-best-hotels-2010/1; Ten best hotels in the U.S., as judged this year by readers of Tripadvisor.
July 4, 2010 |
COSTA MESA OC Fair When, where: July 16-Aug. 15, OC Fair & Event Center Highlights: Orange County's fair features classic carnival rides, a demolition derby, culinary contests and concerts headlined by the likes of ZZ Top, Train, Martina McBride and Joan Jett. The fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, free for active military with ID. Parking $7. Info: (714) 708-1500, http://www.
March 17, 2013
TRAVEL Presentation Ava Waits will offer tips on healthy travel to Europe and what to do if you need to see a doctor or pharmacist on your trip. 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 Workshop Experts will offer tips on preparing to hike Mt. Whitney, including the permit system, coping with high altitude and taking alternative routes to the top. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave. Admission, info: Free.
August 12, 2012
CAMBODIA Slide show Author Pierre Odier will take you on a journey to Cambodia through photographs. 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 Workshop Experts will offer tips on preparing to hike Mt. Whitney, including physical conditioning, gear and coping with high altitude. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.