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Trails and campgrounds in Point Mugu State Park damaged by the Springs fire earlier this month will reopen Friday but officials warn visitors to stay out of closed areas to help the area recover, according to an announcement. The popular Sycamore and La
A young black-and-white bird soon will take SeaWorld Orlando guests for a spin on the theme park's new ride, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Little Puck, an animated creation who's the star of the ride, met dozens of SeaWorld's business partners and m
WHAT: Busch Gardens has a new stage show. "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" features characters from the "Madagascar" movies, plus singers, dancers and a live band in the Tampa theme parks' newly renovated Stanleyville Theater...
Here's one fish story that just may have a happy ending. On June 8 and 9, the Big Bear Lake Assn. is hosting its annual Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby. Big Bear Lake will be stocked with 15 specially tagged trout, and one will be worth $50,000 to the angle
Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a "mega street food feast," will feature 35 master chefs. Entries will hail from Indonesia,...
For those spending Memorial Day weekend in the Bay Area, the USS Hornet Museum will hold a special Memorial Day ceremony Monday to recognize veterans. The ceremony will take place aboard the aircraft carrier and will begin at 1 p.m. The Hornet is a histo
If you're a baseball fan, you probably know that the Omni San Diego Hotel offers a unique tie to the game: It overlooks Petco Park, with a pedestrian skywalk connecting the hotel to the action. It's the only hotel in the nation attached to a major league
One of the classiest hotels on the Las Vegas strip - the Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter - is offering a tempting "three nights for the price of two" offer through Sept. 5. The five-star property's Extra Fun Day Away package includes a third...
The sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, where rooms start at $1,525, is expanding the category of luxury accessories by providing all guests with a 24-karat gold iPad upon check-in. The hotel, part of the Jumeirah group of hotels and resorts, is often listed as th
It isn't shaping up to be a good summer for air travelers who are trying to stick to a budget. And let's be honest: Who isn't watching their bottom line? A few weeks before the traditional start of the busy travel season, United Airlines quietly raised i
CANCUN, Mexico - In the end (and the sad realization always comes in the end), my five-day stay at an all-inclusive resort on the Caribbean was more than mind-clearing serenity; it was a frightening look into the human psyche. The plentiful sun, warm bre
Did you know passengers from Latin America are more likely to hiss to get their flight attendant's attention, while Italians tend to snap their fingers? Those are some of the observations among flight attendants I've questioned. No harm there, I guess, b
Given a choice between flying next to a crying baby or a smelly passenger, 63% of fliers would choose the crying baby over the stinky seat companion. This was one of several interesting findings of the 2013 EquiTrend Study by Harris Interactive, which in
Virgin Galactic has trained more than 140 "space agents" worldwide to sell tickets for the first commercial space flights that may begin as soon as early next year. "We have two clients signed up," Bell deSouza of Mansour Travel in...
When my mother took a vacation a generation ago, she wanted to get as far from her steamy stove as possible. Things have changed. Now, women and men are flocking to destinations that promise even a peek inside someone else's kitchen. Travelers are signin
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