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Another sub-$600 bargain fare to Asia, this one to Osaka, Japan

Here’s another great round-trip fare to Asia, this one from LAX to Osaka, Japan, on Air China for $525, including all taxes and fees.

Osaka, a city of about 2.7 million on Honshu roughly 300 miles southwest of Tokyo, is part of an industrial area that includes Kobe and Kyoto.

The fare to Osaka is subject to availability and is for travel Jan. 5 to Feb. 20.

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A part of Highway 1 in Big Sur has reopened, but other issues remain on the coastal route
Last chance to buy tickets to Nevada's Burning Man, and 3 places to find burner bliss outside the festival

Burning Man, the quirky metropolis-in-the-desert art-and-culture fest, arrives next month. Incredibly, you still have a chance to buy tickets for the event that takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4.

Tickets went on sale in January for the festival dedicated to “community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance,” as organizers put it.

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Jazz man Arturo Sandoval to play aboard Caribbean-South American cruise

Why get off the ship when there’s great jazz music on board? Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Arturo Sandoval and guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli will each headline Seabourn cruises that sail in November.

The two will perform live to intimate crowds on the luxury line known for its all-suite ships, which feature no more than 300 staterooms.

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Hike Italy's ancient pilgrims' route, from Siena to St. Peter's Square

Discover the charm and soul of the Italian backcountry on an 80-mile trek on the Via Francigena, the medieval pilgrimage trail that once led from northern Europe to Rome.

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Majestic views and grand adventures await on a weekend escape to Kings Canyon National Park

Who doesn’t love the grandeur of Sequoia’s redwood trees? But this year for a more adrenaline-spiked adventure, we traveled farther north to Kings Canyon National Park. An eight-mile round-trip hike up Mist Falls Trail offered cascade views alongside the rapidly rushing, muscular Kings River.

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