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Your boarding pass does contain information about you, but whether it can be used for evil is another question

What does your boarding pass say about you? Enough to stop me from wadding it up and throwing it in the trash as I used to do.

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Good news for holiday travelers: Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner restores service affected by Thomas fire

Pacific Surfliner rail service between Oxnard and San Luis Obispo, which had been temporarily halted because of the Thomas fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, resumed Saturday, according to an Amtrak statement.

It’s good news for holiday travelers, who can now board in San Diego and travel north to Oxnard, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

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Las Vegas' must-see holiday light display: hypnotist Marc Savard's decked-out home

Hypnotist Marc Savard puts thousands of visitors in a trance outside his home every December, but it’s not part of the Las Vegas hypnotist’s show.

For the last eight years, the entertainer has provided locals and out-of-towners with a display of approximately 100,000 LED lights that dance to Christmas songs.

Savard has spent countless hours in front of a computer, syncing the lights to the music.

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9 ways to make your cruise ship's cabin seem more spacious

Cruise ships offer travelers a lot of pluses: entertainment, activities, transportation and a seemingly endless supply of food. But they don't get many points for providing roomy accommodations.

Some cabins, in fact, are only slightly more than 100 square feet; compare that with the average hotel room, which is about 330 square feet.

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Golf on Ireland's top courses with a nine-day tour

Golf where you want, when you want on a custom nine-day tour through Ireland organized by Brendan Vacations.

Take your pick of iconic golf courses — Portmarnock, Ballybunion, Royal Dublin, Waterville, Adare and Lahinch — and have tee times booked for you.

Want to take a day off? You can explore Dublin, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and the Dingle Peninsula. And how do you get to your destinations?

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If people just carried the right documents, the wait at the border would be shorter

I read Catharine Hamm’s border crossing story “How to Get Through Faster” with great interest [On the Spot, Dec. 3].

My company manages an electronic billboard at the border. Thus, my border crossing frequency is high, as is the delay I experience returning to my home or office in San Diego.

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