Americans should apply for or renew their passports before January because processing times are shortest between September and December.
That’s the word from the U.S. State Department, which each year declares September to be Passport Month. Demand for passports typically heats up in the new year and continues into summer.Read more
Go surfing with the chef at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. The resort offers a three-day outing that takes guests from the kitchen to the beach as Pierre Albaladejo, the hotel’s executive chef, shares his two biggest passions: cooking and surfing.Read more
If you like getting off the grid and exploring far-away places, a cruise to Franz Josef Land may ring a bell. This archipelago of 191 islands is in the northeastern Barents Sea, the northernmost territory of Russia, and is one of the most remote locales on Earth. It was once a major stop for explorers trying to reach the North Pole.
The 15-day MIR Corp.Read more
From bananas to beer, hula to reggae, and hay rides to Halloween, a quirky weekend is coming to SoCal.
What could be more L.A. than relaxing on an old-timey lawn chair on Santa Monica Pier cooled by ocean breezes while you watch Front Porch Cinema’s showing of “La La Land”? Film got your toes tapping? Dance or sing along.Read more
Tokyo is perhaps the world's most relentlessly modern megalopolis, with bullet trains and robot cafes, cutting-edge architecture, fashions that won’t show up stateside for two years, and fun-seekers cruising around in Mario Kart-style racers.Read more
Explore the ins and outs of traveling through Europe by train with Susan Hickman of Distant Lands.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free.Read more