How does New Mexico cope?
Water covers just 0.2% of the Land of Enchantment, Census Bureau statistics show, making it the driest state by percentage of land area. It’s not that most of its 2.1 million residents can’t get a drink from the tap; ground and surface water see to that.
But New Mexico, like 15 other states, is landlocked.Read more
The Washington Monument is closed and will remain shut at least until Aug. 30 while the landmark’s elevator is repaired. The closure won’t, however, stop a Thursday event planned on the grounds to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
The Park Service is set to gather more than 1,000 people to form the agency’s arrowhead emblem at the base of the monument.Read more
Landscape and nature photographers can sharpen their skills on a new seven-night tour of northeast Argentina offered by Ciclismo Classico.
Participants will spend three days in the Iberá, the world’s second-largest wetlands, and three days exploring and photographing Iguazu Falls and surrounding areas.Read more
Explore Venice and Florence, Italy, during less-crowded fall and winter with an airfare-hotel deal priced at $1,190 a person, a pretty unbeatable price for a five-night trip.
The deal: Even if you’ve been to Italy before, this five-night package offers savings for those who want to visit or revisit Venice and Florence.Read more
Summer vacation is still on — and we’d love to see pictures of where you’ve been. For the seventh year, the Los Angeles Times’ Travel section is asking readers to share their best photos for the print and online edition of Summer of 2016 Photo Fiesta on Sept. 18.
You have to have taken photos between the unofficial start of summer (May 27, start of Memorial Day weekend) to its unofficial end (Sept.Read more
In my mind, kayaking the sea caves here meant translucent water, sunshine and trees so green they’d hurt this drought-stricken Californian’s eyes
Instead, I encountered turbid waters and heavy skies delivering a continuous cold drizzle. Fog blanketed the evergreens atop the cliffs.
Yet it was a delight, the type of scenery the typical tourist kayaker rarely gets to see in the Apostle Islands.Read more