October 16, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO EL PASO From LAX, nonstop service to El Paso is offered on American, United and Southwest, direct service (stop, no change of plane) on Southwest, and connecting service (change of plane) on Southwest, US Airways, American, United and Continental. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $182. TO LEARN MORE University of Texas El Paso, http://www.utep.edu ; http://www.admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=53233 ; libraryweb.utep.edu/about El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau, http://www.visitelpaso.com
April 3, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO VICTORIA From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) is offered on Alaska and Air Canada. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $406, excluding taxes and fees. For information on ferry service, schedules and rates between Vancouver and Victoria, go to http://www.bcferries.com . The Fairmont Empress, 721 Government St., Victoria; (800) 441-1414, http://www.fairmont.com/empress . Royal wedding room rates and packages available. TO LEARN MORE Tourist info at (800)
July 31, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO WACO, TEXAS From LAX, American and Continental offer connecting service (change of plane) to Waco. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $424. The Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute, 300 S. 5th St., Waco; (254) 757-1025, http://www.drpeppermuseum.com . Open seven days a week. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children and students. Special guided tours, including one in which visitors can concoct their own soft-drink flavors, are also available.
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.