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?
Answer: Ah, tipping. At its heart, a wish to express thanks.Read more
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.Read more
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.”Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more