Canada — yes, you heard right: our neighbor to the north, which turns 150 next year — has been named the place to go in 2017 by Lonely Planet.
Some fun facts: It contains the garter snake capital of the world (Manitoba) and is the first country to build a UFO landing pad (in Alberta).
Among the top 10 cities, Los Angeles placed No. 3 for being “even more accessible to locals and visitors alike.”Read more
Discover the performing arts, costumes and fashions of India on a 12-day tour led by Holly Poe Durbin, a professor in the drama department at UC Irvine.Read more
Los Angeles International Airport officials and their design partners have put the L.A. back into LAX with the unveiling Oct. 19 of the massive renovation of Terminal 6.
Westfield, the same company that has been remaking upscale shopping malls around the world, engineered the look with 21 new dining and shopping outlets and unified them in an L.A.-centric theme: Sunset Boulevard.Read more
Most of Boston National Historical Park follows the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile-long walkable route through downtown Boston, the North End and Charlestown neighborhoods. You’ve never seen a history lesson fortified by so many bars and restaurants, so much street life.
Don’t miss Faneuil Hall, where democracy seethes upstairs (in the debate-friendly Great Hall) while capitalism roars in the stalls downstairs.Read more
Question: My daughter and her friends are studying in Florence, Italy, through a study-abroad program. In meetings before they left, nothing was said about the Schengen visa, but those in charge encouraged all the students to stay after their semester was over to travel around Europe. My daughter and others bought Eurail passes and have flights home which are well beyond the 90-day limit for the Schengen visa.Read more
Honolulu’s Ala Moana Center has been a big shopping destination, but now the mall has expanded its Art Walk with the addition of three notable sculptures.
To artist Yayoi Kusama, “Pumpkin” isn’t about jack-o-lanterns but, instead, about sustenance. Growing up during World War II in Japan, the 87-year-old artist and her family relied on pumpkins as a source of food.Read more