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Review: Knott’s still working out the kinks in Halloween Haunt 2016

After 44 years, Knott’s Berry Farm should have Halloween Haunt down to an exact science.

I visited the Buena Park theme park for Thursday’s opening night and found Haunt 2016 to be very much a work in progress.

The chief offenders this season were the upcharge Skeleton Key rooms.

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

GREECE

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.

RUNNING

Workshop

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

When, where: 7 p.m.

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Readers recommend: A Namibia trip to remember

My husband and I just returned from a three-week trip to Namibia. The roads are in good shape, the value is excellent, and the lodges we stayed in were wonderful and had excellent service. The people were warm and friendly. We saw the Big Five game animals and more than 200 species of birds. I worked with Andrea Radke at Namibia Safaris Okotoks. She did an excellent job and was always very helpful.

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