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Taking a holiday cruise is a jolly way to celebrate the season (think shopping and no dishes)

If you're looking for a holiday getaway that's merry and bright, Cathie Lentz-Fryer of Orange County has a suggestion: Ship out on a holiday season cruise.

Each December for the past five years, Lentz-Fryer has sailed the rivers of Europe on an Ama Waterways cruise with a group of friends and loved it.

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National park tips: Find this Colorado lake with a notable (but invisible) cachet

Other attractions in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park get more attention, but I loved the time I spent on Grand Lake at the park’s western entrance. There’s a town of about 500 people alongside the water. But the lake’s greatest distinction is invisible: It’s the headwaters of the Colorado River.

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Flyingyak.com details costs for travel destinations — and connects you with other travelers

Every dollar counts, so use this website for planning either a short-term vacation or an extended stay. Then use the site and app to connect with like-minded travelers.

Name: FlyingYak.com

What it does: Breaks down costs for more than 1,000 cities across the globe.

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Those reader travel photos provided a real getaway; Blue Ridge Parkway

After reading through the paper with its normal deluge of depressing news (bombs, more financial woes, more Trump and someone seriously wanting to restrict voting only to "a small, highly educated  elite"), your readers' travel photos lightened my soul [“Well-Observed,” Sept. 18].

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Films & programs: Views of Greek islands and a lesson on running SoCal's trails


Slide show

Bruce Hale will present a slide show of seven Aegean Islands: Syros, Mykonos, Delos, Naxos, Santorini, Amorgos and Patmos. 

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

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



Learn about technique, training and favorite spots to run trails in Southern California

When, where: 7 p.m.

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National park tips: These trees will make you feel really small. In a good way.

The names are confusing, but Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is part of California's Redwood National Park, and it’s a great place to feel small among redwoods standing tall.

In fact, it is believed to be the home of the tallest tree in the world, but rangers don’t disclose the location for fear of vandalism. 

In the neighboring meadows at Gold Bluffs Beach, elk are often spotted.

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