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Looking for a river cruise in 2016? A Distant Lands presentation will offer ideas



Susan Hickman of Distant Lands Travel will discuss river cruise routes and experiences available in 2016.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.



Prepare for Half Dome by learning how to navigate the ascension cables and make it to the top.

When, where: 7 p.m.

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Hey, Harry Potter fans, here's an exclusive sneak peek at Universal's Wizarding World

The Hollywood Hills play the role of the Scottish Highlands as the scenic mountains form a cinematic backdrop for the snowcapped rooftops and teetering chimneys of Hogsmeade Village at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Why you should play hooky and go to Catalina for leap day: $29 boat ride, room or dinner

Leap day is coming up at the end of the month, and Santa Catalina Island is hoping to see you on that "extra day" in 2016.

To win you over, the Santa Catalina Island Co., which oversees tourism as well as lodgings and transportation on the island, has put together a string of discounts just for Feb. 29.

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An Alaska for all seasons with this $279 round-trip fare from LAX, good through January 2017

You can be in Alaska for the longest or the shortest days of the year (or nearly any day through January of next year) for $279, a round-trip fare that includes all taxes and fees from LAX to Juneau on Alaska or Delta.

The fare is subject to availability, but it is for travel any day of the week.

You must buy your ticket at least 14 days in advance.

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Deal: Dine-and-sleep offer in Victoria, Canada, let's you indulge -- without busting your wallet

Pack your passport and appetite to take advantage of this eat-and-sleep deal in Victoria, British Columbia. It's a chance to explore the cuisine of the Canadian city — from sushi to Greek to vegetarian and Chinese — and save.

The deal: Victoria is dishing up dinner and discounted rooms during its annual Dine Around and Stay in Town.

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Best ski resort discounts for Presidents Day Weekend (and they're still available)

If you still don't have anything planned for Presidents Day weekend or Valentine's Day on Sunday, get going.

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