Dogs typically are used at airports to sniff out drugs or food products. At LAX and other U.S. airports, they are trotted out to calm down nervous fliers. Now a newly trained pack of canines will be unleashed in Kenya and Tanzania to do something else: track down illegal ivory.
Eight ivory detection dogs, as they're called, and their handlers have been trained to find everything from ivory dust to...Read more
Here’s a great airfare to an Asian city that’s as cosmopolitan as any in Europe and significantly less expensive than fares to many: It’s a $699 round-trip fare, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Tokyo on Singapore or United for departures Aug. 16 through Dec. 6.
It is subject to availability, and you may not stay longer than a month.
Purchase deadline: Aug. 14.
Info: Singapore Air, (800)...Read more
As best American pizza cities go, Chicago and New York City top the list.
But Las Vegas, San Francisco and San Diego?
These three cities made it into TripAdvisor's top 10 U.S. pizza places based on reviews on the travel website.
The website also offers suggestions on must-try pizza restaurants.
Catalina Island's Tuna Club is so exclusive that only members are generally allowed to cross its famous threshold. But on Saturday, the Avalon-based club, more than 100 years old, will open its doors to the public.
The private club, a nationally registered historic landmark and the oldest fishing club in the United States, once counted as members British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, movie director...Read more
This may be the ultimate movable feast -- and fest. An international lineup of more than 100 chefs, culinary personalities and winemakers will gather on three Hawaiian islands for the fifth Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.
The festival launches Aug. 29 on Hawaii Island before moving to Maui for festivities Sept. 4-6. Guests can then follow their noses to several venues on Oahu from Sept. 9-13.
A roster...Read more
Here's a new twist on where to get a relaxing massage: Santa Catalina Island Co. will deliver you to the island's day spa in Avalon via helicopter.
Visitors who don't have time for an overnight trip can take advantage of the Tower Suite at Island Spa Catalina for Two.
The ride from Long Beach takes less than 20 minutes each way and lands at Pebbly Beach in Avalon. The flight offers a bird's-eye-view...Read more