It’s been said before, but with the unveiling this week of the massive renovation of Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport, airport officials and their design partners have put the L.A. back into LAX.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
Thinking about taking a cruise but not sure whether you should ship out on an oceangoing vessel or on a river boat? The questions below can help you determine which is the better fit.
Before you begin, a couple of things to consider: Ocean cruises set sail from ports such as Los Angeles or Miami, visiting a diverse group of destinations such as the Mexican Riviera, Caribbean islands, Alaska or the Mediterranean.Read more
Ramenfest sounds like something college kids would think up. But next month, Santa Barbara area restaurants will take the quirky challenge more seriously as they square off at Kimpton’s Goodland hotel in Goleta, Calif., for the noodle soup battle.
Ramenfest, now in its second year, invites tasters to slurp and vote on which Japanese-style noodle-soup makers should be crowned Ramen King of Santa Barbara.Read more
The good news is that there’s an elevator. In fact, the elevator is your only option if you hope to see the commanding view from atop the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. It zooms 500 feet up to the observation deck in about 70 seconds.
The bad news is that rangers have had a lot of trouble with the elevator lately, with repeated closures in August and a sustained closure through much of September.Read more