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On the Spot: Tips on tipping, and how to decide the currency

Question: We will be on a cruise and visiting 10 countries. Only four countries accept the euro. Can I tip tour guides and hotel staff with U.S. dollars?

J. Lesczynski

By email

Answer: Ah, tipping. At its heart, a wish to express thanks.

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Web Buzz: Discover the neighborhood around you with the History Here app

Put down that heavy history book or travel guide; here’s an app that locates points of interest across the country — or in your neighborhood.

Name: History Here

What it does: Provides easy-to-digest nuggets of history about thousands of locations across the United States, including famous homes, battlefields, museums, cemeteries, hotels and more.

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Letters: Nature's healing power, paying twice for TSA and a rental car idea

The June 12 Travel section featuring the story "Bask in the Starshine" by Michael Mello made me cry tears of joy because I too share the memory of a childhood where the outdoors was resplendent and healing, always a reminder that nothing of the world is too great to bear.

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Hone your GoPro skills with expert advice



Experts will offer tips on getting the best out of your GoPro camera.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at REI stores in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., and Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia; (714) 379-1938



Writer-mountaineer Brendan Leonard will discuss his new book, “Sixty Minutes to Anywhere.”

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Readers recommend: A visit with Manet at London's Courtauld Gallery


While in London, don't miss the Courtauld Gallery and Édouard Manet's “A Bar at the Folies-Bergère." I could gaze at this barista all afternoon. The Courtauld is easy to find, has a good audio-guide and a solid collection. Its intimate size does not overwhelm those of us lucky enough to experience it.

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'Brexit' vote means travelers to Britain may get more for their money

Britain on sale?  With the “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union, Britain saw the pound slide against the dollar on Friday.

Although a trip to, say, London is not as inexpensive as visiting many developing nations, the currency shift may mean your get more for your money, at least in the short term.

On June 26, 2015, you would have paid about $1.57 for 1 British pound.

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