Dogs typically are used at airports to sniff out drugs or food products. At LAX and other U.S. airports, they are trotted out to calm down nervous fliers. Now a newly trained pack of canines will be unleashed in Kenya and Tanzania to do something else: track down illegal ivory.
Eight ivory detection dogs, as they're called, and their handlers have been trained to find everything from ivory dust to...Read more
Here’s a great airfare to an Asian city that’s as cosmopolitan as any in Europe and significantly less expensive than fares to many: It’s a $699 round-trip fare, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Tokyo on Singapore or United for departures Aug. 16 through Dec. 6.
It is subject to availability, and you may not stay longer than a month.
Purchase deadline: Aug. 14.
Info: Singapore Air, (800)...Read more
A rare blue moon is rising tonight, and it will be hard to miss: Just look up.
But if you really want to experience the blue moon, John Barentine, a manager with the International Dark-Sky Assn., says you need to make an effort to get away from it all--"it" being light pollution.
The blue moon will be all the more majestic if you can leave the city lights behind, he said: "If people wanted to see...Read more
As best American pizza cities go, Chicago and New York City top the list.
But Las Vegas, San Francisco and San Diego?
These three cities made it into TripAdvisor's top 10 U.S. pizza places based on reviews on the travel website.
The website also offers suggestions on must-try pizza restaurants.
The Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline, Mo., is hoping to revive the vintage Disneyland attraction known as Midget Autopia, the first park ride ever moved to a non-Disney property.
The museum plans a $500,000 Kickstarter campaign to bring back the 10-car ride that ran in Anaheim from 1957 until It’s a Small World displaced it in 1966.
In a chapter known mostly to serious Disneyphiles and select...Read more
Catalina Island's Tuna Club is so exclusive that only members are generally allowed to cross its famous threshold. But on Saturday, the Avalon-based club, more than 100 years old, will open its doors to the public.
The private club, a nationally registered historic landmark and the oldest fishing club in the United States, once counted as members British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, movie director...Read more