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November 20, 2011
NEPAL Presentation Caryl Sherpa discusses her book "I Taste Fire, Earth, Rain," a story of love, cultural exploration and the revelation that in the Himalayas, anything is possible. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. EUROPE Slide show Mort Loveman will present "From Russia With Love. " When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.
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October 25, 2009 | Jen Leo
This is not your average online news aggregator. Eugen Beer handpicks timely, travel-related news articles from a variety of well-respected media sources and highlights them on one page at the website 27Clouds. What's hot: The front page of 27Clouds engages readers with travel news headlines, corresponding photos and links to travel news articles from big media players such as NPR, the Economist, Financial Times, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald and more.
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September 7, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Passengers involuntarily bumped from flights can collect up to $1,300 from an airline under new rules that took effect in late August. The Department of Transportation is also pressuring international carriers on excessive tarmac waits . For a rundown, click here   . . . . Cowboy up at BBQ Bootcamp at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort  in Solvang. The four-day program starts Oct. 27 . . . . New dining and retail options at the San Diego Airport include some of the city's bigger culinary players, including Saffron Thai, Phil's B.B.Q.
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August 31, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times staff writer
A three-month exhibition of Benjamen Chinn's enduring Paris photographs will be on display at the San Francisco International Airport beginning Friday.  The free showing is in Terminal 3, boarding area F, and is accessible only to passengers ticketed for travel through Terminal 3 . . . . Why does the return trip home always feel shorter ? A new study, in Springer's Psychonomic Bulletin & Review , suggests this effect is caused by travelers underestimating how long the outward journey will take; hence it seems longer and the return trip shorter . . . . L.A.-based Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has opened its first New York location, at 1412 Broadway in Manhattan's fashion district . . . . It'll be PJs and popcorn at the Paso Robles pajama party movie, at the Park Cinemas , Sept.
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January 29, 2012 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Think of what follows as a travel tapas buffet - tidbits that just might whet your appetite for more. Here are a dozen pieces of information for the 2012 traveler. 1. You will know how much you'll pay to check your bags when you're flying. The Department of Transportation this month denied requests to delay implementation of this rule, so as of last week, you will know what you'll pay if you decide to check a bag or another piece of luggage. This, of course, applies to the majority of us who aren't flying in first or business class, aren't elite frequent fliers or haven't paid with a credit card that gives us free baggage check.
NEWS
May 18, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
Catch the moon rising over Lake Tahoe this summer with West Shore Café & Inn's “Full Moon Rising” celebrations. The series kicks off in Homewood  on July 3, and other events take place Aug. 1 and Aug. 31; (530) 525-5200 . . . . One of America's best train trips gets even better this summer as the Alaska Railroad combines rail travel with glacier and ice climbing , in a day trip out of Anchorage; www.ascendingpath.com and www.alaskarailroad.com . . . . Still looking for a Memorial weekend escape?
TRAVEL
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.
NEWS
September 7, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times
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.
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