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Miep Gies, who played a pivotal role in introducing to the world the poignant diary of the young Anne Frank and in relating the Frank family's failed attempt to hide from the Nazis, has died. She was 100. Gies died Monday after a short illness, according...
Packing for vacation offers special challenges for a family of bookworms. This year we went to Europe, which meant we couldn't just toss a satchel of books into the trunk. Some airlines charge per bag. Heavy luggage costs more. Plus you have to schlep...
Connie Harrington and her husband, Bernie, came across this scene during an after-dinner stroll in Amsterdam. On their three-week European trip this summer, the couple also took an eight-day Rhine River cruise. "It was thrilling to look out our...
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Ever wish you knew a local who could offer advice before your European trip? SpottedbyLocals.com has handpicked bloggers on the ground in 20 cities updating its city blogs with their favorite spots around town. What's hot: I liked the concept of this...
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When friends heard where my stepson and his fiancée were planning to tie the knot, the inevitable response was: "Cool. Is she Dutch?" In fact, neither of these two adventurous young people possesses even one strand of Low Country DNA. They just like...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterI come from a long line of Europeans -- illiterate, mud-eating Europeans from the Outer Hebrides, to be exact, whose idea of a good time was to go down to the firth and watch the plague victims wash out to sea. Even so, I've always had an affinity for the...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesIF you flew in July, chances were greater this year than last that your bag didn't make the trip with you. Department of Transportation statistics showed that nearly eight of every 1,000 passengers in the U.S. arrived at their destination without the...
Washington is steeling itself for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration on Jan. 20. Hotels have long sold out, and space on residents' floors is going by the square foot. But visitors have reason to be excited. They'll be on hand for a historic...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesYotel: The Yotel that opened in Britain last month is in the international arrivals hall, South Terminal, Gatwick Airport; 011-44-20-7100-1100, www.yotel.com. Rooms start at $51 for four hours, $113 for overnight. Premiums start at $82 for four hours,...
UTAH Heaven in minutes The Castle Valley Inn is a beautiful, comfortable and affordable selection. Just minutes from the Colorado River, the national parks and Moab. The inn is nestled in the Castle Valley, familiar from movies. Castle Valley Inn, HC64...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer2007-10-08 13:03:24.0 Administrator2: Hi all, and welcome to the Travel Chat! 2007-10-08 13:03:40.0 Administrator2: Welcome to Jen Leo, Jane Engle and Andrew Nystrom! 2007-10-08 13:04:01.0 Andrew Nystrom, Web Travel Editor: Welcome travel fans. Thanks...
Special to the LA TimesThe elegiac title and murderous conclusion of "The Departed" may have signaled a brutal, blood-red finality, but in Hollywood any potential franchise can be revived by a strong-enough dose of green. "The Departed" is by far director Martin Scorsese's...
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