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September 15, 2013
What place lifts your spirits? We asked a group of seasoned travelers to describe their happy places, the destination they conjure in times of trouble. The allure is aesthetic, but it's also emotional. The place is reminiscent of home - or the polar opposite of home. It is exotic - or ordinary. Wherever it is, it beckons these travelers to lay down their burdens and put their cares at bay. Here are their choices. To tell us about yours, email .
March 10, 2013
TECHNOLOGY Presentation Angel Castellanos will look at traveling with today's electronic devices. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. YOSEMITE Presentation Jared Vagy will share his experience climbing the Nose of El Capitan and other big walls in Yosemite. The presentation will include an introduction to styles of climbing, a review of equipment and a slide show of the climb.
May 13, 2012
EUROPE Presentation Susan Hickman, Distant Lands' rail agent, will help you plan your itinerary, from purchasing a ticket and boarding your train to exiting at your destination. When, where : 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. ROCK CLIMBING Workshop Rock-climbing instructors will teach assisted-rescue skills no climber should be without. When, where: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave., Suite E. Admission, info: $60; (310)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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