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  • Spring break into action

    Spring break into action
    Spring break -- the collegiate ritual, the parental horror show, the thriving industry -- is here. And given the varying schedules of our nation's college campuses, it will be with us, for better and for worse, through early April. Like an ineradicable...
  • Flying on a 5-incher

    Flying on a 5-incher
    Five inches. In the mountain-biking world, where the probability of enjoying a breathtaking descent is often measured by the distance your bike's wheels can compress, or "travel," when they hit a big rock, 5 inches of travel is way better than 3 or 4....
  • Foreign tourist boards

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
  • U.S. Navy seizes cocaine-laden sub off Costa Rica

    A Costa Rican official says U.S. authorities have intercepted a submarine-like vessel packed with tons of cocaine. Security Minister Janina del Vecchio said in a statement Tuesday that the 70-foot (20-meter) vessel was intercepted by the U.S. Navy in...
  • Escape to a tropical Alcatraz

    San Lucas Island, Costa Rica "If you don't have anything to do," says the graffiti scratched into the cellblock wall, "don't come here to do it." That would have been excellent advice from 1883 to 1989, when this penitentiary on San Lucas Island was...
  • Films and programs: Costa Rica slide show and whale program

    CENTRAL AMERICA Slide showMort Loveman will give an illustrated presentation on Costa Rica titled "Energy for the Soul." Where, when: Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Admission: Free. Info: (310)...
  • Tips for stretching dollars on your travels

    What's the catch to using debit and credit cards in foreign countries? Credit cards usually pencil out several percentage points better than trading cash or travelers' checks. But keep in mind that when you use your card abroad -- either credit or...
  • Couples' essential havens for turning up the romance

    Couples' essential havens for turning up the romance
    Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece travel to Tahiti Laird Hamilton, big-wave surfer, and Gabrielle Reece, former pro volleyball player When your daily life takes you from Malibu to Maui to follow the surf and the seasons, getting away from it all...
  • Dr. Anita Figueredo dies at 93; first female surgeon in San Diego

    Dr. Anita Figueredo dies at 93; first female surgeon in San Diego
    Dr. Anita Figueredo, the first female surgeon in San Diego and a well-known philanthropist who was close friends with Mother Teresa for four decades, died Feb. 19 at her home in La Jolla. She was 93 and had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage two weeks...
  • Bargains for spring break

    Bargains for spring break
    If you'd like to get away for spring break and haven't yet booked your trip, don't panic. Thanks to the travel downturn, you may pay no more than students who booked months ago. You may even pay less. Unlike past years, when three- or four-night packages...
  • Costa Rica's San Lucas Island

    Costa Rica's San Lucas Island