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Airfare: $341 round-trip to Bermuda from LAX on Delta

Here’s a Delta fare to Bermuda that’s cheaper than recent tickets to the East Coast -- and Bermuda is 640 miles east of North Carolina’s shores: $341 round-trip from LAX to Hamilton that includes all taxes and fees.

It requires a 14-day advance purchase and is subject to availability. It is for travel through October 2015, and there is no minimum stay.

Fares are higher for holidays and other peak travel times, such as spring break.

Info: Delta, (800) 221-1212

Source: Airfarewatchdog

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You'll eat this up: Osteria, L.A. beer maker coming to LAX's Terminal 6

Eighteen new restaurants, shops and services are coming to spiff up 53-year-old Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The terminal currently serves Alaska Airlines, US Airways,  Panamanian carrier Copa and Great Lakes Airlines. The makeover boosts the number of dining options from five to eight, and the number of shops and services from two to 10, according to a statement by developer Westfield.

Home Town Buffet and Ruby's Dinette are out.

In come Osteria restaurant by "Top Chef" Fabio Viviani (who closed his North Hollywood restaurant Firenze Osteria in July), Point the Way Cafe, which features L.A.-made beer, and Blu2o, described as serving "beach-inspired cuisine."

Familiar chains like Habit Burger Grill, Wahoo's Fish Taco, fresh food maker Earth Bar and two Starbucks join the lineup too.

You'll also be able to drop some dough at high-end accessories store Tumi, the boutique M. Fredric , MAC Cosmetics and XpresSpa (where you can get a 15-minute foot massage for $35)...

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Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder among draws for Vegas holiday weekend

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Las Vegas tends to be relatively quiet, but there are still plenty of happenings, including college basketball and concerts by Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight.

Last year’s hotel occupancy on Thanksgiving was a relatively low 89% according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, although that figure was 8% higher than for the same weekend in 2012.

Those who prefer college basketball to pro football can catch the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational Nov. 27-28 at the Orleans Arena.

The competing schools include Baylor, Brown, Illinois and Indiana State, among others. Ticket packages start at $47.

The outdoor ice rink will return to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Skaters can warm themselves with comfort food such as grilled-cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and even s’mores. The giant rink is open 3 p.m. to midnight Mondays-Fridays and noon to midnight Saturdays and Sundays. All-day access costs $15, and skates can be...

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Video: Seattle's waterfront, where the eels meet the wheel

Plenty of coastal American cities have big aquariums. And plenty of global big cities have enormous Ferris wheels. Seattle belongs to both clubs, and once you're on the water, it’s just a short stroll from eels to wheel.

Here’s a short video showing a glimpse of the Seattle Great Wheel and Seattle Aquarium, which are just down the hill from Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum.

“A Minute Away” is a video series in which nothing much happens -- except you see the world, and hear it, and get a minute’s respite from workaday life. (Actually, some are as long as 1:40.) These are casual moments without talking heads or narration – just natural sound from Machu Picchu, Red Square, the Yucatan, an Alaska float plane or the reading room of the New York Public Library. We add new ones weekly, and we’ve got more than 60 of them now, so if you’d prefer a full hour away …

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Illuminate SF shines a light on San Francisco's glowing artworks

The Illuminate SF Light Art Festival returns this month with 16 sculptures around San Francisco that glow with extraordinary energy.

The fest, now in its second year, showcases public artworks installed around the city as well as temporary pieces recently put up. And it's all free.

"This opportunity for residents and visitors from all over the world to enjoy and experience these works of art for free throughout the holidays and celebrate the power of light is something that should not be missed," Joe D’Alessandro, chief executive of San Francisco Travel, says in a statement.

If you've been to the Bay Area recently, chances are you've seen some of these light works already; many are installed at terminals at San Francisco International Airport.

But here's a chance to check off a mini-bucket list of these art pieces.

"The Bay Lights," by Leo Villareal -- the LED lights that dance along the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge -- is one of the stars for Illuminate SF....

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Just before Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin's wax double unveiled in Vegas

Just ahead of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin’s wax likeness was unveiled Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Boasting a thicker beard and a few more wrinkles than his wax double, Martin posed for pictures at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at the Venetian

Martin told reporters it took 3 1/2 hours for designers to take photos and measurements for the wax figure.

“You guys are very precise, very particular,” he told the Madame Tussauds sculptors. "It was really amazing. Look at the teeth, the nose.”

Martin is in Las Vegas to perform at Thursday night’s Latin Grammy Awards. The ceremony will air at 8 p.m. on Univision.

The Puerto Rican singer’s likeness will remain on display on the Strip until it takes up permanent residence at Madame Tussauds Orlando. The Florida Tussauds is to open in the spring.

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