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Poll: You'd pay $50 for faster airport screening--but it costs $85

Poll: You'd pay $50 for faster airport screening--but it costs $85

How much is it worth to you to get through airport security faster? Most people would pay about $50,...

Viking to introduce 12 new vessels for 2015 river cruises

Viking to introduce 12 new vessels for 2015 river cruises

Responding to a surge in interest, Viking River Cruises will add 12 new vessels for sailings in...

Las Vegas: Polaroid museum recalls genius of the 'Apple of its day'

Las Vegas: Polaroid museum recalls genius of the 'Apple of its day'

Those instant cameras that Polaroid popularized in the mid-20th century (“Meet the Swinger!...

What's everybody reading? A book-by-book map of the world

What's everybody reading? A book-by-book map of the world

If you want to make like a local when you travel this summer, choose your reading material...

For just $119,000, you can tour the world on a Four Seasons jet

For just $119,000, you can tour the world on a Four Seasons jet

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will use a private branded jet to take travelers around the world on...

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-...

Santa Monica: Swim, dance and tour film star's old beach house

Santa Monica: Swim, dance and tour film star's old beach house

Back in the day, actress Marion Davies' luxurious beach house in Santa Monica had more than 100 rooms and an ornate...

Hawaii: Kauai zip line gives you an after-dark adrenaline rush

Hawaii: Kauai zip line gives you an after-dark adrenaline rush

An after-dark zip-line experience is the newest outdoor adventure for thrill-seekers on Kauai.

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.

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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Carlsbad: Legends of Chima Water Park shapes up at Legoland California

Carlsbad: Legends of Chima Water Park shapes up at Legoland California

One thing you have to understand about the Land of Chima: The lions are the good guys. They're the ones who seek to protect the kingdom from...

Las Vegas: 'Pawn Shop' lampoon relocates to Riviera

Las Vegas: 'Pawn Shop' lampoon relocates to Riviera

The colorful characters from a world-famous Sin City pawn shop take center stage in a new show at a Strip resort.

Las Vegas: Stratosphere welcomes visitor No. 40 million

Las Vegas: Stratosphere welcomes visitor No. 40 million

Amid cheers and applause, the Stratosphere tower welcomed its 40 millionth visitor on Monday.

How to get a free cab ride in L.A. this week

How to get a free cab ride in L.A. this week

Free rides to and from the airport are hard enough to come by, let alone free rides on demand. Taxi Magic is changing that for customers who...

3 new L.A. hotels make Conde Nast's Hot List of 33 best in the world

3 new L.A. hotels make Conde Nast's Hot List of 33 best in the world

Los Angeles hotels, you're the best. Conde Nast Traveler editors selected three SoCal sites — the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles,...

Fall cruise recalls plight of Jewish refugees on Voyage of the Damned

Fall cruise recalls plight of Jewish refugees on Voyage of the Damned

The 1939 sailing of the German ship the St. Louis -- popularized in the book and movie "Voyage of the Damned" -- was a painful precursor...

LAX dog-greeter program marks its first year of keeping fliers calm

LAX dog-greeter program marks its first year of keeping fliers calm

Finn, a large Irish wolfhound, spends some of his time cheering up travelers at Los Angeles International Airport. One day after a gunman...

San Diego: Mexican artist Tamayo's brilliance coming to La Jolla

San Diego: Mexican artist Tamayo's brilliance coming to La Jolla

Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo was a muralist, graphic artist, painter and art collector. In 1981 he donated his artwork and important art...

Gear: Blood pressure monitor works with your smartphone

Gear: Blood pressure monitor works with your smartphone

Monitoring blood pressure during travels can be vital, especially for those with a history of heart disease or hypertension.

Advice on tipping while traveling abroad

Advice on tipping while traveling abroad

Question: How do I tip the people who take me by wheelchair for airline departures? Does the amount differ if it's a tiny,...

Postcards From the West: Hanalei, Hawaii

Postcards From the West: Hanalei, Hawaii

The north coast of Kauai is a place of spiky green ridges and plunging waterfalls. In low-key Hanalei, nature beckons this visitor despite...

 Hawaii's Kona Coast beckons with a growing food scene to savor

Hawaii's Kona Coast beckons with a growing food scene to savor

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — "Don't dip your head into the dark chocolate," a male voice behind me said. Dark melted chocolate swirled in 2-...

Disney's Aulani helps elevate Ko Olina as a destination

Disney's Aulani helps elevate Ko Olina as a destination

KO OLINA, Hawaii — Hang around the fire-pit fire long enough, watching Uncle Ito breathe life into Hawaiian legend, and those rascally...

Sacred Hawaiian site is reborn in Maui's Maliko Gulch

Sacred Hawaiian site is reborn in Maui's Maliko Gulch

MAKAWAO, Maui — "Don't ask for anything while you are in this canyon," Sydney Smith, my guide and a longtime Hawaii resident, said...

Las Vegas: Guy Fieri opens restaurant fronting the Strip

Las Vegas: Guy Fieri opens restaurant fronting the Strip

Chef Guy Fieri returned to Las Vegas to open his newest restaurant on Thursday, 24 years after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las...

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