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Mixing it up in the Central Coast wine country
Susan Denley // 07.24.09
There is little I love more than escaping to the country. Give me sunshine, the perfume of freshly mown hay, a view of planted hills rolling peacefully into the distance, top it off with great food and wine, and throw in a massive pile of lobster I'm about to dig into. There is no better place o...


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Terranea Resort: inviting and invigorating
Valli Herman // 07.24.09
It was a moment that called for a cellphone. As the first-time visitors stepped onto the lobby balcony overlooking the ocean at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, they couldn't resist calling friends to tell them about the vista. \"It's like the Mexican Riviera,\" one said. \"It's l...


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Calendar: events for August 2009
Avital Binshtock // 07.24.09
VICTORIA, CANADA Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash When, where: Aug. 2, Inner Harbour Highlights: World-renowned classical and popular music merges with natural beauty for an afternoon symphony on the water, concluding with the \"1812 Overture\" and fireworks. Also children's a...


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Door County by kayak
Kevin Revolinski // 07.23.09
There are those moments when the Great Lakes are sleeping giants. A stillness settles in, and the water becomes smooth as mercury with barely a ripple. So it was as Andrea and I slipped the kayak into Lake Michigan, preparing to view one of the Midwest's most beautiful locations from a per...


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Airbags for airliners: Will they cost travelers?
From The Associated Press // 07.23.09
You may never need them at 35,000 feet, but you'll be glad they're around if you do. Defibrillators, medical kits and life vests are a few examples of the safety equipment the government requires airlines to put on passenger jets. Of course, each item comes with a cost -- from hundreds to t...


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10 secrets airlines don't want you to know
From The Chicago Tribune // 07.23.09
Travel is great – only problem is, you usually have to fly to get anywhere good. And that can be a drag. Here are 10 tips that can make that trip easier, more comfortable and just all around better, from Cook- American Express Travel in New York. 1. Complain, and ye shall receive. If y...


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News from around the world
The Associated Press // 07.23.09
For some fliers, trading miles is the way to go Scott Hintz needed more miles with American Airlines to book a free trip to Morocco this spring, and he had several thousand miles from another carrier that he thought might be just the ticket. The San Francisco travel executive went online, f...


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Programs on Iceland, Italy and India
From The Los Angeles Times // 07.18.09
ICELAND Slide show Brian and Noosha Sims will present their recent trip, \"Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice and the Land of the Midnight Sun,\" where they stepped inside the Arctic Circle, visited Grimsey Island and circumnavigated the country on the Ring Road. When, where: 7:30 p.m. M...


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Calendar: events from July to August 2009
Avital Binshtock // 07.18.09
LOS ANGELES Music in the L.A. Zoo When, where: July 24, Los Angeles Zoo Highlights: Classic-rock bands covering the Beatles, Eagles, Bob Dylan and others will play, plus food, cocktails and educational exhibits. Cost: $16.50 for adults, $10.50 for ages 6 to 15 (member discounts availa...


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Rolling and roaming in New Zealand by camper van
Mary Engel // 07.18.09
My husband, Nolan, and I had pulled in next to a train station to make coffee in our rented Volkswagen Vanagon camper when a wiry, red-haired man ambled over and knocked on our sliding door. It was our first morning in New Zealand, and we assumed he was going to tell us we couldn't park there. ...


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