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  • Cool, close to home, and just what you need for kids

    I am an avid reader of the L.A. Times. As a father of twin girls, I am always looking for things to do with them. Please continue providing us with "cool" things to do. Really enjoy this new section of Travel; keep up the good work. Jimmy Lima West Covina Walking while looking at one’s phone in...

  • Warmest wishes (and gear ideas) for toasty travels

    Warmest wishes (and gear ideas) for toasty travels

    Traveling to a cold-weather destination for the holidays? Here are some neat new take-alongs for warming up inside and out. Big sippers When I take my coffee on the road, I want it to stay hot, but not in those off-tasting, thick-lipped metal or plastic mugs. The tough, sipper-friendly, double-wall...

  • With renovations and new restaurants, LAX hotels are taking off

    With renovations and new restaurants, LAX hotels are taking off

    The $14 billion in improvements at LAX have stolen the show, but the airport is not the only place that’s getting a face-lift. Check out the nearby hotels on Century Boulevard for a happy surprise for out-of-town guests or for you if you have an early flight. There are new hotels and several others...

  • Burn off those calories and other SoCal events during the Thanksgiving weekend

    Burn off those calories and other SoCal events during the Thanksgiving weekend

    Ramp up to that Thanksgiving dinner with a walk or a run at the beach, then jump full-tilt into the holiday season with craft fairs and Santa on a surfboard. Dana Point Make space for calories with a run before your Thanksgiving feast: the 40th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot. It’s combined with...

  • Books: The National Book Award winners, Alexander Chee on his mentor Kit Reed and more

    Hello, readers! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter with some great bookish stories to carry you through Thanksgiving. THE BIG STORY When critic at large Alexander Chee took his first creative writing class from Kit Reed at Wesleyan University more than...

  • Turkey and tacos for everyone

    Welcome to the weekend, and the last Saturday before Thanksgiving. Which means five more days of chaos before the relative calm of leftover turkey cassoulet. (Shopping? No. Just no.) So for your reading pleasure we have a cooking story about what chef Ray Garcia makes for Thanksgiving, a stunning...

  • I miss her every Thanksgiving, and try not to wonder 'What if...?'

    I miss her every Thanksgiving, and try not to wonder 'What if...?'

    I remember her every year at this time — and when I see the Missed Connections on Craigslist, where strangers who were too shy to connect when they first crossed paths hope to unite. These personal ads imply that lost opportunities can be found. That’s why I gave a blanket to a woman I didn’t know....

  • Thanksgiving treats that won't ruin your diet

    Thanksgiving treats that won't ruin your diet

    A traditional made-from-scratch Thanksgiving feast isn’t for everyone. For those who would prefer to lighten their day-of workloads, or have the option of healthful dishes for vegan and gluten-free guests, here are some easy and nutrient-dense products that can be bought in advance, stored easily,...

  • What will be on your Thanksgiving plate? It depends on where you’ll be

    What will be on your Thanksgiving plate? It depends on where you’ll be

    As Americans gather around the dinner table this Thanksgiving, the food on their plates will differ — except for stuffing; nearly everyone eats stuffing. We looked at Google search trends of holiday recipes to find regional differences. Read more

  • Sick of Thanksgiving recipes? Try this zombie apocalypse alternative dinner

    Sick of Thanksgiving recipes? Try this zombie apocalypse alternative dinner

    After a long day, it’s never easy deciding what to serve for dinner — especially if that day entailed surviving the zombie apocalypse with limited resources and trembling, bare hands. Luckily for the amateur survivalist, “The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide” answers that...

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