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Special to The TimesFrom our well-earned vantage point atop a granite outcropping 2,000 feet above Alaska's glacial passages, we looked down to our flotel, the floating hotel that had become a refuge from the howling wilderness. Soon we would be warming our aching muscles in...
Times Staff WriterA Canadian airport has added a new twist to "airport lounge." Since December, international travelers on layover at Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia have been able to catch 40 winks inside individual sleeping pods called MetroNaps....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAt some point early in his new life in Canada, Don Gayton stopped being "Don Gayton the draft dodger" and became simply Don Gayton. It was no magical moment, no grand transfiguration. It was, he says, "a matter of moving on." Life had turned...
Times Staff WriterIf you bought a salmon filet in the supermarket recently or ordered one in a restaurant, chances are it was born in a plastic tray here, or a place just like it. Instead of streaking through the ocean or leaping up rocky streams, it spent three years...
Special To The TimesEven as Amtrak's future remains unclear, interest in rail travel--particularly luxury and recreational--continues to grow. Here are contacts for selected trains around the world. (Note: Some numbers listed are for U.S.-based travel agents.) NORTH AMERICA...
Special to The TimesAs has become the norm, rail travelers enter this year regretting some losses but happily anticipating some gains. In the loss column is the decision by Montana Rockies Rail Tours, operators of the Montana Daylight train, to suspend service for 2005....
In Europe, better and faster trains are the order of the day. In the United States, the good news is that Amtrak apparently is secure for another year. In British Columbia, the poor economy has caused BC Rail to eliminate its passenger service on what...
Times Staff WriterFace to face with great white sharks -- in a cage Become shark bait for a day on thrill-seekers' cruises to the feeding grounds of great white sharks off the California coast. The adventure trips are available in two packages: daylong cruises to the...
Special to The TimesIt was the low, snuffling growl that infiltrated my dreams and conjured visions of grizzly bear attacks. My eyes flew open, and I realized the growling was stereo snoring from two companions whose cacophonous grunting would rattle the window panes —...
The Seattle TimesSEATTLE Real-estate agent Joseph Ho climbed the gilded staircase of a Hunts Point, Wash., mansion listed for almost $5 million, shooting video on his Apple iPad tablet and narrating in Chinese. Buyers from China have inquired about the 5,540-square-...
Tags: Real Estate Buyers, Homes, Bill Gates, Hunts Point, Government
The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.Cheers: To early consideration of the consequences of a possible environmental accident on the Columbia River. Recently two firms -- Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies -- proposed to build and operate an oil shipping terminal on the river at the Port of...
The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.When visitors flock to Mount St. Helens on Saturday, it's a good bet that plenty of them won't be speaking English as their first language. Thirty-three years after the eruption that still defines the mountain and the terrain surrounding it, Mount St....
Tags: Research, Science and Technology, Landforms, Germany, Volcanoes
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