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8 car games -- slightly updated -- for your Thanksgiving road trip

Here are eight games for that car trip you’re taking this Thanksgiving weekend; they may appeal to a slightly older crowd that is, perhaps, a bit more cynical than a 6-year-old and is also interested in traveling, beyond being held captive in the family car.

Some are a freshening of old standbys—the Alphabet Game, Team Storytelling—and others are unique to California.

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Is travel insurance worth it? Seven things to consider

Reader Margo Kasdan of Seal Beach recently asked On the Spot whether travel insurance advertising was a giant scare tactic to get people to buy insurance.

The answer is yes, of course it is. But don't tune out the message just yet. In the Nov. 15 On the Spot column, I promised to tell you seven things you need to know about travel insurance.

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China! Peru! NYC! Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on tours, hotels, airfares and more

Is there no end to the Black-Friday/Cyber Monday shopping madness?

Apparently not, at least not this year. Online travel retail companies, same-day travel apps, hotels, tour outfitters, cruise lines and airlines all are having sales after Thanksgiving.

With that in mind, here are some sales that could make planning your next vacation easy. Have a look and happy bargain hunting!

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Ski or board at this Aspen, Colo., resort and come home with a Pop art piece by Takashi Murakami

Coolest thing on the slopes this winter: Japanese Pop artist Takashi Murakami's lift tickets for Aspen Snowmass ski resort in Aspen, Colo.

The "wearable art" created by Murakami features quirky characters (pictured above, from left) Pom, the dog; Kaikai and Kiki; and the toothy Mr. Dob. And of course, lots of colorful smiling flowers.

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In Las Vegas, a trio of places to celebrate Frank Sinatra's centennial -- his way
Four Seasons Lanai to reopen for business in March

After a major face-lift, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai will be back in business in March and is taking reservations and offering a fourth–night-free promotion as part of the return.

The Four Seasons Resort Lanai, along Manele Bay, has been closed since June 1 for a renovation that includes the redesign of the property’s 217 guest rooms and refurbished public areas and restaurants.

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