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Join Russ Furnas for a presentation on tall-ship sailing on the Andaman Sea and among the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia.

When, where: Cocktails, 6 p.m., dinner, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 Appian Way, Long Beach.

Admission, info: $35. Reservations suggested (714) 255-8862.

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The Mediterranean island of Menorca feeds body and soul

A vacation requiring long treks leading to lots of people was not what we had planned.

Hidden beaches backed by limestone cliffs, temperate waters and an under-the-radar status (at least for now) were the lures of Menorca, a small island in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.

Not that we have anything against walking — or people.

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New hotels mean Palm Springs is once again the capital of cool

Remember the old Palm Springs? A sunny desert town where Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and many other Hollywood types partied in the '50s and '60s?

It crashed and burned when new communities developed nearby. Stores closed. Restaurants died. Builders abandoned construction sites.

But a funny thing happened as the decades rolled by: The city discovered a way to turn back the clock.

Everything old is new.

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Add these ideas to your storehouse of money-saving travel tips

Re: “Saving Money in Paradise,” by Debbi K. Kickham, Oct. 15: From chocolate-covered macadamia nuts to Kona coffee, we have always found Maui’s Walmart to be the best place for variety and prices.

It is our go-to place each time we visit, a few minutes from the airport and with a section devoted to souvenirs and gifts.

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Airfare to Malaysia falls to $390 round-trip from LAX on United

Fares to Asia just keep getting lower. To wit: a $390 round-trip fare on United, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for winter/spring travel.

The catch: You must buy your ticket by Wednesday, Oct. 25.

The fare is subject to availability. It is for travel Mondays through Thursdays from Jan. 9 to April 30.

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If you love Napa Valley, now's the best time to visit: Wine events this weekend will fund help for fire victims

“Eat, drink, give!” says the promotion for a $30 food and wine tasting Sunday at Rutherford Hill Winery in Napa Valley. All proceeds from the event will go to local organizations that are helping victims of the deadly wildfires that ravaged California’s wine country last week.

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