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Your Scene: Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina is advancing
From The Los Angeles Times // 07.17.09
Edgar Romo of Costa Mesa shot this river of ice moving down from the Andes in Argentina. The Perito Moreno glacier, one of the nation's great tourist draws, crawls along at about 2 inches per month. \"The rumble is so impressive that you are not able to sleep at night,\" Romo says. The ice piles ...


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Letters: Epic rivalry on and off the field
From The Los Angeles Times // 07.17.09
Epic rivalry on and off the field Regarding \"Move Over, Autumn,\" by Susan Spano [July 12]. On Nov. 14, Williams and Amherst will play the 124th football game in the rivalry known as \"The Biggest Little Game in America,\" which is the fourth-oldest football rivalry in the nation. This game w...


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A bad economy adds up to good vacation deals
Jane Engle // 07.17.09
Talk about fireworks. In a burst of post-Fourth of July sales, Southwest Airlines turned the clock back with 1990s fares, a major hotel group extended a free-nights deal and luxury cruise lines pitched high prices overboard. With many bargains good through fall and into next year, now is the ...


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Planning your trip to Connecticut
Rosemary McClure // 07.17.09
From LAX, nonstop service to Hartford is offered on Southwest. Connecting service (change of planes) is offered on United, Northwest, Delta, US Airways, American and Continental, Restricted round-trip fares begin at $238. WHERE TO STAY Mayflower Inn & Spa, P.O. Box 1288, Washington; (860) 8...


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Archaeological tours and programs in Rome
Susan Spano // 07.17.09
Visiting archaeological sites where digs are underway and tourist access is limited is generally discouraged. But there are tours and programs in Rome for people interested in archaeology. Here's a sampling: The Archaeological Institute of America, with headquarters in Boston, sponsors a range...


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Rooting up ancient Rome
Susan Spano // 07.17.09
It is often said that you can't repair a water main, break ground for a parking garage or dig up a potato in Rome without finding a treasure. The roots of the Eternal City, which just celebrated its 2,762nd birthday, go deep and are still being unearthed. When first plumbed in the 16th century...


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Recent archaeological developments in Rome
Susan Spano // 07.17.09
A new home for the Ara Pacis altar, a masterpiece dating from 13 BC that commemorates the military victories of Roman Emperor Augustus, opened in 2006. The Ara Pacis Museum, designed by American architect Richard Meier and one of the first contemporary additions to Rome's historic center, was wid...


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Planning your trip to New Zealand
Mary Engel // 07.17.09
From LAX, nonstop service to Auckland is available on Air New Zealand and Qantas, direct service (stop, no change of plane) on Air Tahiti Nui and connecting service (change of plane) on Air Pacific and Air Tahiti Nui. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $898. To Christchurch, connecting servi...


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Connecticut a playground for grown-ups
Rosemary McClure // 07.17.09
When I planned this trip to Connecticut, I expected to be awash in a sea of blue blazers, pink polo shirts and cream-colored sweaters knotted around the tanned necks of lacrosse players. The upper-crust area I planned to visit, in the picturesque northwestern region of Connecticut, is Preppy Cent...


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Orcas Island, Wash.: Horseback rides wind through lush forests
From The Los Angeles Times // 07.17.09
WASHINGTON STATE Magical trail ride We just returned from Orcas Island, Wash., and discovered a magical private trail horseback ride. Trails wind through lush forest and down to the beach. Rides are tailored to groups. Turtlehead Farm, 231 Lime Quarry Road, Eastsound 98245; (360) 376-364...


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