And you thought fares to Asia were low? Check out this rock-bottom price to Oslo, Norway, from LAX on Lufthansa: $414, which includes all taxes and fees.
The fare, subject to availability, is for travel from Wednesdays through Sundays Oct. 28 to March 28. You must stay at least seven nights, and holiday blackouts apply.
Info: Lufthansa, (800) 645-3880.Read more
If you haven’t made viewing plans for Monday’s eclipse, there’s a place in Southern California where you can watch from 300 feet in the air.
Ziplines at Pacific Crest in the San Gabriel Mountains offers a tree canopy tour timed to seeing the partial solar eclipse while being up in the air and out on the course.
The tour starts at 9 a.m.Read more
TV personality Jeff Corwin hiked to the top of an active volcano in Greece, rappelled down steep cliffs in Montenegro and went scuba diving off the coast of Croatia.Read more
The Rose Bowl is upping its game as the new season approaches, unveiling one of the stadium’s original locker room spaces. Reborn as a mini-museum, the locker room will be open to public tours and is a key early step in the buildup to the stadium’s centennial celebration in 2022.
Tucked under the stands, think of it as the ultimate fan cave.Read more
If you have a yearning for authentic oxtail soup or even Spam musubi, no need to head to Hawaii. A visit to downtown Las Vegas will do.
The aloha welcome mat remains out at the California Hotel Casino, just like it has been for decades, except for the recently completed remodel intended to make the property more inviting.Read more
Carlsbad struck it rich with, of all things, water. The city got a boost when pioneer John Frazier tapped a mineral spring in the 1880s and its “miraculous curative powers” were a hit. You can still buy this magic elixir today at the Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa (once Frazier’s Well) in Carlsbad Village and, once fortified, you’ll be ready to tap into the laid-back scene.Read more