If you're traveling to Palm Springs this week, come hungry. Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week runs through Sunday, which means you can enjoy a three-course meal for $26 or $38 per person.
Restaurant weeks are a great excuse to be more adventurous about dining without spending a fortune. More than 90 restaurants in the Coachella Valley are offering restaurant week options this year. You'll find menus on the event's website, which filter by price.
One-off places such as the hip Citron, Essence in Desert Hot Springs and Tinto at the Saguaro Hotel are participating as well as well-known brands such as Roy's Hawaiian Fusion and Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Some examples of what main course choices you can expect for $26:
--Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro at the Hyatt Palm Springs is serving pan-roasted cod, grilled flat-iron steak, herb-roasted breast of chicken or porcini crimini and button mushroom risotto.
--Si Bon offers diners the choice of stuffed sole with lobster, Chimay...Read more
Faster free Internet is likely coming soon for travelers awaiting flights at Los Angeles International Airport.
The airport is close to signing a new contract with Internet company Boingo that will allow connection speeds that are more than four times as fast as the current system, according to a report prepared for the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners.
But peak speeds will reach only 5 megabits per second, making the LAX Wi-Fi about half as fast as Time Warner Cable's basic home connection.
It would still be an improvement over what LAX offers now: The more than 1.2 million LAX passengers who use the airport's free Internet each month get a system that reaches a speed of 1.2 megabits per second.
The new platform would make it easier to surf the Internet and check email, but airport officials say it won't be enough fast enough to support most music or video downloads and streaming.
Travelers also will continue...Read more
No wonder booking an airfare is the bane of nearly every leisure traveler's existence. This DIY experience hasn't become easier with time and practice. In fact, I'd rather re-tile my bathroom than try to make sense of the multiplicity of airfares options — and, occasionally, the lack of those same options.
Here are two pieces of information to tuck away as you're trying to find the best fare this summer.
First, when you use a search engine to look for a fare, you may not see every airline.
You already know that Southwest's fares don't show up on your favorite online travel agency or metasearch engine. Now, Delta's might not either.
That could be a problem for Southlanders now that Delta has muscled its way into the top spots in terms of passengers carried from LAX. For 2014, Delta was No. 2 behind United; for the first quarter of this year, Delta was No. 1.
Here's the confusing part: The blackout on Delta is not on every online travel agency, or OTA, and metasearch engine, the aggregators...Read more
Pack your running shoes if you’re traveling this week. Wednesday is National Running Day and now, running concierges at one hotel group will lead the way.
National Running Day has been held the first Wednesday in June since 2009 to create a coast-to-coast celebration of the sport by running with a friend, in a race or by setting a new goal.
Westin hotels is setting its own objective: Create a new social media trend for posting running photos.
Westin Run Concierges will lead scenic, guided 5K runs at more than 20 North American properties, stretching from Maui to Montreal. The hotels will offer participants updates on existing runWESTIN 3K and 5K local running maps that include five picture-worthy spots.
To kick off Run With a View, Westin Pasadena, 191 N. Los Robles Ave., will host a morning 5K run on Wednesday led by Westin’s running concierge Chris Heuisler. Along the way, Heuisler will offer running advice and point out photo opportunities.
If urban running isn’t your thing, National...Read more