It was eerie arriving atop the mesa on which Los Alamos sits. An abandoned guard tower was on my left, a replica of the main gate to the “secret city” on my right. During World War II, Los Alamos did exist
Personal shoppers who send you off well-supplied; a battery-powered travel fan that blows away the competition; an ingenious hack for when you’re fresh out of Ds (batteries, that is). And wearable air-conditioning
The setup sounds familiar: A cat, a cowboy and an artist walk into a bar. The twist, of course, is that in Las Vegas, a cat can have her own coffee bar, a singing cowboy can command center stage, and Hollywood
The National Park Service will turn 103 on Sunday. Temperatures are expected to be a lot hotter than that at Death Valley National Park, which will mark the park service milestone by offering free admission
Startled by Manhattan Beach's emoji house? Let me tell you about spite houses and my lunch in Sarajevo
Naturally, when I heard of the brouhaha in Manhattan Beach over a house that’s suddenly pink and dotted with bold emojis, I thought of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. More specifically, I flashed to
Ride the Rocky Mountaineer and be amazed at the spectacular mountain ranges. And then there's Sasquatch.
Two things drew me to Canada on this fine October morning: a journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, known for its jaw-dropping alpine rail tours, and an opportunity to taste Canadian beer, which a friend
It was a bucket list trip, but not in the way you might think. The Via Rail train journey across Canada was not about my do-before-dying list but about the Earth’s, about seeing the natural wonders before
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s computer system suffered a breakdown that slowed international passenger processing in LAX and airports nationwide on Friday afternoon. Customs officials tweeted at
If you enjoy airport dining, shopping and watching planes take off, two airports now have beyond-security programs allowing those without tickets to greet loved ones at the gate or eat a meal without goal
Some of the biggest cruise ships in the world will descend on Southern California later this year. And all of them want to take you to Mexico. Thanks to new ships and new interest in the SoCal cruise the
Shops and restaurants at LAX are offering discounts to travelers in a promotion called Eat. Shop. Save. In the rush to make your Thanksgiving flight at LAX, you skipped breakfast so you could arrive early.
Jet lag, as common as the common cold, abounds this time of year as travelers take long-haul summer vacations. And like a tough-to-shake cold, it often produces crankiness, insomnia and a foggy, cotton-headed
Hong Kong’s airport sit-in went from peaceful to chaotic this week, shutting down the main airport for two days and leaving travelers stranded amid a standoff between police and pro-democracy protesters.
Fifty years ago, Elvis Presley was beginning a grueling Las Vegas concert schedule — two shows a night, seven days a week — that led to 636 sold-out shows at the International (now Westgate). “That show
Watch agriculture-themed competitions, play in a neon wonderland or eat tacos for a cause at next weekend’s close-to-home events. Music ranges from surf pop and neo-soul to jazz-tinged hip-hop and Beatles
Play with Lego, celebrate Elvis’ life and L.A.’s birthday, try basket weaving and pucker up for musical whistling, all events within driving distance in SoCal. More than 60 whistlers from 11 countries
If you’re looking for a late-summer getaway, think about hopping on the Pacific Surfliner, which travels the coast between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. Amtrak offers 15% discounts on tickets for students,
Don’t want to go to Hong Kong right now because of ongoing protests? Some airlines are allowing travelers to change or cancel their flights without paying penalty fees. American Airlines, British Airways
Espacio, the luxury resort set to open in Honolulu’s popular Waikiki area Sept. 7, is trying out a new concept in Honolulu: a single hotel with nine stories and just one suite per floor. It costs a pricey
Haena State Park, about a 30-minute drive from Princeville, is the last community at the end of Kuhio Highway in the northwestern corner of Kauai. Limahuli Garden and Preserve is adjacent to Haena on makai