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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, /index.html , can be maddening, and you must use Internet Explorer and Windows for best results.
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.
November 18, 2012
CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY AND AUSTRIA Slide show Roberta Kritzia will speak about her travels to Prague, Budapest and Vienna. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. SNOWSHOEING Workshop Experts will offer tips on snowshoeing basics, gear and where to go to get started. When, where: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real. Admission, info : Free.
March 20, 2011
Can't decide whether you can afford a trip abroad? Here's a site that creates a clearer picture of what costs might lie ahead. Name: What it does: Offers a snapshot of costs for accommodations, transportation, attractions, food and drink in more than 100 cities in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, South America, Central America and Australia/Pacific. What's hot: You might think the site is just for budget travelers, but there are also average hotel prices listed for four- and five-star hotels, when applicable.
July 18, 2011
The best way to Paris From LAX, nonstop service is offered on Air Tahiti Nui and Air France and connecting service (change of planes) is available on Delta. Lufthansa, KLM, US Airways, American, United, British and Swiss, Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,190, excluding taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 33 (country code for France), and the local number; to call from France, add a zero at the beginning.
November 17, 1993
U.S. business travelers circle the globe as they check in with clients and subsidiaries or home office.
May 22, 2011
American Eden From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are Wade Graham Harper: $35 How the American identity and its contradictions — democratic ideals and aristocratic pretensions — are reflected in our gardens, from Jefferson's Monticello to Martha Stewart's Turkey Hill. (now available) Among Giants A Life With Whales Charles "Flip" Nicklin University of Chicago Press: $40 The gentle beasts in the depths of the ocean receive their fair share in this visually stunning tribute.
June 12, 2011 | Alene Dawson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Being on the move — be it by plane, train, automobile or cruise ship — is in the American DNA. And with the start of summer, the tendency kicks into high gear with road trips, beach forays, camping expeditions, out-of-town bachelor or bachelorette parties and weddings and even voyages of a lifetime. It's easy to look good getting from here to there with some help from travel-ready products and packages. Trippy makeup bags About 34.9 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more from home this last Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA projections, and a whopping 30.9 million of us drove to our destinations.
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