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New Zealand: Prince William and Kate go for white-water thrill ride

New Zealand: Prince William and Kate go for white-water thrill ride

What did they do with baby George? The official trip that brought Prince William and wife...

Denver: Pot-loving 420 Rally this weekend, but beware at airports

Denver: Pot-loving 420 Rally this weekend, but beware at airports

If you're celebrating Easter this weekend in Denver, you might also ingest a bit of the city's pot-...

In D.C., a new show of old national park posters

In D.C., a new show of old national park posters

A new art show in Washington, D.C., spotlights national park posters from the Depression years,...

Las Vegas: Comedian George Wallace to end 10-year run on the Strip

Las Vegas: Comedian George Wallace to end 10-year run on the Strip

Comedian George Wallace is about to end his 10-year run on the Las Vegas Strip. He has announced...

Gear: Spy camera disguised as a remote can shoot video and stills

Gear: Spy camera disguised as a remote can shoot video and stills

This is sneaky: What looks like a typical car remote is actually a spy camera. Swann’s HD...

Weekend Escape: It's a wild life at Carrizo Plain National Monument

Weekend Escape: It's a wild life at Carrizo Plain National Monument

You don't have to travel all the way to East Africa to go on safari. Grab your binoculars and camera and scan the 50-...

Tall Ships Festival 2014 will sail into Los Angeles in August

Tall Ships Festival 2014 will sail into Los Angeles in August

Majestic tall ships will parade through L.A.'s harbor and dock for five days in August for the first time since 2008...

Hawaii: Maui's Sea House parties like it's 1963 (with prices to match)

Hawaii: Maui's Sea House parties like it's 1963 (with prices to match)

A landmark West Maui restaurant known for its legendary view is celebrating its 50th anniversary with dining specials that will continue...

The off side of Berlin

The off side of Berlin

Alsatian Flammkuchen, biking Berlin to find the city's best waffles and karaoke in Mauerpark: the makings of a truly memorable weekend in the German capital.

Ireland: A friendly Great Western Greenway bike ride to Achill Island

Ireland: A friendly Great Western Greenway bike ride to Achill Island

An Ireland bicycle trip along the Great Western Greenway to Achill Island includes views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick — and ends with a Guinness at cozy Lynott's Pub.

32 best new theme park additions of 2014

32 best new theme park additions of 2014

As summer approaches, 2014 already looks like a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world as a number of new theme parks are planned for Europe...

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Deal: SLS Las Vegas Hotel to open in August, offers rates from $109

Deal: SLS Las Vegas Hotel to open in August, offers rates from $109

If you love being the first to sleep in a new hotel, this deal checks you into a hot new hotel as Las Vegas temperatures start to cool.

Passover: TSA plans safe travels for matzo and religious items

Passover: TSA plans safe travels for matzo and religious items

Passover begins at sundown Monday (today) and the Transportation Security Administration is assuring fliers that its officers will be...

The off side of Berlin

The off side of Berlin

BERLIN — My husband, Alan, and I were on our way from L.A. to Budapest, Hungary — our first trip to Eastern Europe. We had to...

 That favorite belt? Leave home without it when going on a trip

That favorite belt? Leave home without it when going on a trip

Question: On March 7, I flew to Sacramento from L.A. for an overnight trip. I packed light — just a dress, belt,...

Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light

Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light

CHARLESTON, S.C. — When the email proposing a business meeting in Charleston popped up, it took all of three seconds to say yes. I'd...

Marriott tops list of guests' favorite hotel rewards plan

Marriott tops list of guests' favorite hotel rewards plan

If you like participating in hotel loyalty programs, you’re going to be happiest with Marriott Rewards, according to a study release...

Airfare: Round-trip ticket from LAX to Athens is $759 on Aeroflot

Airfare: Round-trip ticket from LAX to Athens is $759 on Aeroflot

Traveling in shoulder season and off-season, when fewer tourists frequent favorite destinations, will almost always save you money. Case...

Air New Zealand's black Dreamliner flies in the face of convention

Air New Zealand's black Dreamliner flies in the face of convention

Talk about flying in the face of convention. Whereas many planes use a white or light color scheme, a newly painted Air New Zealand 787-9 is...

Washington, D.C.: Take a world tour during embassies' open-door policy

Washington, D.C.: Take a world tour during embassies' open-door policy

Want to visit Japan, South Africa, Costa Rica and Australia in a day? Go embassy-hopping in Washington, D.C., on May 3 when more than 50...

 Tips to protect data and dollars from thieves

Tips to protect data and dollars from thieves

Any traveler can get distracted — in fact, it's the rare traveler who doesn't. But when your attention is focused on other things, you...

TripAdvisor travelers choose Istanbul as the world's best city

TripAdvisor travelers choose Istanbul as the world's best city

Istanbul. Turkey, beat out Rome and London as the world's top city in TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice Destinations released this week....

Las Vegas: What's on the menu for Easter

Las Vegas: What's on the menu for Easter

Easter in Las Vegas inspires many of the city's fine chefs to develop special menus that are full of creative, seasonal offerings...

Yellowstone: Explore mud pots and track wolves on this family tour

Yellowstone: Explore mud pots and track wolves on this family tour

Yellowstone National Park covers 3,472 square miles in Wyoming and parts of Montana and Idaho -- a lot to explore on a family vacation....

'Terminator 2' motorcycle, other props stop by Milwaukee Harley museum

'Terminator 2' motorcycle, other props stop by Milwaukee Harley museum

Movie buffs and motorcycle fans can conjure memories of a 1991 Hollywood blockbuster -- starring California’s former governor -- at...

New cruise-like passenger ferry to connect Maine and Nova Scotia

New cruise-like passenger ferry to connect Maine and Nova Scotia

A new passenger ferry will begin plying the Atlantic Ocean route next month between Maine and Nova Scotia, offering passengers a cruise-like...

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Lunchtime with Mr. Gold

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Pasadena Showcase House

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