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Airfare: $341 round-trip to Bermuda from LAX on Delta

Here’s a Delta fare to Bermuda that’s cheaper than recent tickets to the East Coast -- and Bermuda is 640 miles east of North Carolina’s shores: $341 round-trip from LAX to Hamilton that includes all taxes and fees.

It requires a 14-day advance purchase and is subject to availability. It is for travel through October 2015, and there is no minimum stay.

Fares are higher for holidays and other peak travel times, such as spring break.

Info: Delta, (800) 221-1212

Source: Airfarewatchdog

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California fall colors: Easy L.A. getaway to Valyermo's red blush

If you haven't seen any fall colors in California this season, there's still hope -- but just a little. In Southern California, colors are showy in the tiny community of Valyermo in north L.A. County and along waterways at Mt. Palomar State Park in north San Diego County.

The leaves may not last long, particularly if Santa Ana winds start blowing. California's fall color season began at high elevations in September and ends in the flatlands in late November. It's a good long run,  especially when other parts of the country are already deep in snow.

Trees in Valyermo turned bright red this week and likely will last at least through the weekend.

Color spotter Frank McDonough of the L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden reported in CaliforniaFallColor.com that he visited Valyermo (not far from Palmdale and Antelope Valley) and was "amazed at the intensity of the fall color. It's easily 70% to 80% there."

There are other good reasons to go to Valyermo too.

Late fall is perfect to tour...

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You'll eat this up: Osteria, L.A. beer maker coming to LAX's Terminal 6

Eighteen new restaurants, shops and services are coming to spiff up 53-year-old Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The terminal currently serves Alaska Airlines, US Airways,  Panamanian carrier Copa and Great Lakes Airlines. The makeover boosts the number of dining options from five to eight, and the number of shops and services from two to 10, according to a statement by developer Westfield.

Home Town Buffet and Ruby's Dinette are out.

In come Osteria restaurant by "Top Chef" Fabio Viviani (who closed his North Hollywood restaurant Firenze Osteria in July), Point the Way Cafe, which features L.A.-made beer, and Blu2o, described as serving "beach-inspired cuisine."

Familiar chains like Habit Burger Grill, Wahoo's Fish Taco, fresh food maker Earth Bar and two Starbucks join the lineup too.

You'll also be able to drop some dough at high-end accessories store Tumi, the boutique M. Fredric , MAC Cosmetics and XpresSpa (where you can get a 15-minute foot massage for $35)...

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Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder among draws for Vegas holiday weekend

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Las Vegas tends to be relatively quiet, but there are still plenty of happenings, including college basketball and concerts by Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight.

Last year’s hotel occupancy on Thanksgiving was a relatively low 89% according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, although that figure was 8% higher than for the same weekend in 2012.

Those who prefer college basketball to pro football can catch the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational Nov. 27-28 at the Orleans Arena.

The competing schools include Baylor, Brown, Illinois and Indiana State, among others. Ticket packages start at $47.

The outdoor ice rink will return to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Skaters can warm themselves with comfort food such as grilled-cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and even s’mores. The giant rink is open 3 p.m. to midnight Mondays-Fridays and noon to midnight Saturdays and Sundays. All-day access costs $15, and skates can be...

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Video: Seattle's waterfront, where the eels meet the wheel

Plenty of coastal American cities have big aquariums. And plenty of global big cities have enormous Ferris wheels. Seattle belongs to both clubs, and once you're on the water, it’s just a short stroll from eels to wheel.

Here’s a short video showing a glimpse of the Seattle Great Wheel and Seattle Aquarium, which are just down the hill from Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum.

“A Minute Away” is a video series in which nothing much happens -- except you see the world, and hear it, and get a minute’s respite from workaday life. (Actually, some are as long as 1:40.) These are casual moments without talking heads or narration – just natural sound from Machu Picchu, Red Square, the Yucatan, an Alaska float plane or the reading room of the New York Public Library. We add new ones weekly, and we’ve got more than 60 of them now, so if you’d prefer a full hour away …

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Illuminate SF shines a light on San Francisco's glowing artworks

The Illuminate SF Light Art Festival returns this month with 16 sculptures around San Francisco that glow with extraordinary energy.

The fest, now in its second year, showcases public artworks installed around the city as well as temporary pieces recently put up. And it's all free.

"This opportunity for residents and visitors from all over the world to enjoy and experience these works of art for free throughout the holidays and celebrate the power of light is something that should not be missed," Joe D’Alessandro, chief executive of San Francisco Travel, says in a statement.

If you've been to the Bay Area recently, chances are you've seen some of these light works already; many are installed at terminals at San Francisco International Airport.

But here's a chance to check off a mini-bucket list of these art pieces.

"The Bay Lights," by Leo Villareal -- the LED lights that dance along the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge -- is one of the stars for Illuminate SF....

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