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November 27, 2011
Plan your next vacation as if you were designing a feature story in a glossy travel magazine. Name: Travel by Handstand Available for: iPad What it does: The app highlights travel destinations with original content, photos, advice and curated news features from around the Web. Cost : Free. What's hot: I love the drag-and-drop layout for customizing your journey. Go to "hst journeys," create a new journey, then insert maps, notes and photos.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1995
Last month I received bad news. I was informed that the U.S.Treasury Department would not allow me to attend the 7th Annual Conference of North American and Cuban Philosophers and Social Scientists, to be held in Havana, June 12-26. My application, complete with my rationale and curriculum vitae, was accepted by the conference. That same application was not accepted by the Treasury Department. When I told numerous friends that the "United States forbids my going to Cuba," they were astounded!
BUSINESS
September 22, 1993 | JOE BRANCATELLI
Carnival Air Lines is scheduled to begin nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Miami on Oct. 2. The service is part of a "code sharing" arrangement that is timed to connect with Iberia Airlines' flights from Miami to Latin American business destinations. Wyndham Hotels is giving special perks to business travelers until Dec. 31. Included are room upgrades, double miles in the American AAdvantage frequent-flier program, a car upgrade from Hertz and a one-class upgrade on American Airlines.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
The travel industry, on a rebound from the economic downturn of a few years ago, should continue to thrive under a second term of President Obama. That was the message sent Wednesday by the U.S. Travel Assn., the nation's largest trade group for the travel industry. Although the WashingtonĀ group does not make political endorsements, it has voiced support for Obama's policies in the last few years and said it expects the administration to continue to support the industry. "We can expect President Obama and his administration to vigorously defend the travel-policy accomplishments he achieved in his first term," Roger Dow, president of the trade group, said in a statement.
TRAVEL
November 22, 2009
You share travel tips with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and other social media sites, but what if your reviews read like a magazine article's list of best places? Nextstop.com is an online travel cafe where visitors can get good advice without amassing hundreds of friends or followers. What's hot: It's very visual. You have the immediate gratification of photos and short reasons why a particular restaurant, hotel, shop or attraction is worth checking out. If you're the one recommending a travel gem, Nextstop makes it easy to build a guide.
TRAVEL
September 26, 2010
LAS VEGAS BikeFest When, where: Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, mostly at the Cashman Center Highlights: Some 30,000 bikers descend on Las Vegas for this 10th annual rally of revving engines, bikini-clad models and more than 250 vendors selling anything a Harley devotee would ever need. Events include a bike builders' competition, the crowning of Mr. and Miss Las Vegas, the World's Strongest Biker Contest and a custom-bike show. Cost: Party Pass, $40; Ultimate Pass, $65. Vendor Village admission, $15. Info: (702)
TRAVEL
December 16, 2012
SAFETY Workshop For the winter backcountry traveler, this two-hour session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk. Learn to recognize basic signs of avalanche danger and how to avoid it. When, where: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real. Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205 Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to travel@latimes.com .
TRAVEL
March 5, 2011
I recently traveled to Japan and took a cellphone that I rented from http://www.travelcell.com . I was given this tip by the tour operator. You are sent a cellphone in a mailer for the country you are visiting; you return it when you get home. It determines what you owe. You don't need to worry about connections, SIM cards, etc. The phone comes with clear directions. Karen Lehrer Santa Barbara If you have a great tip you'd like to share with Times readers, send it to travel@latimes.
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