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Curious about visiting Asia but not sure what to do? Here's a website and app that can help

Want to explore Asia but struggling to decide where to go or what to do? This website/app offers ideas at bargain prices.

Name: Klook Activities & Attractions

What it does: The Klook website and app introduce you to attractions and shows, tours and sightseeing, activities and experiences, food and wellness, and transportation and Wi-Fi at prices up to 60% off.

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A tour of Highclere Castle, backpacking basics, walking the Italian Dolomites and more

ENGLAND

Presentation

Diz White presents a behind-the-scenes tour of “Downton Abbey's” Highclere Castle, illustrated with photography and video.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.

BACKPACKING

Workshop

REI experts will discuss the basics of backpacking, including planning, preparation and gear.

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A cautionary tale sounds like a tall tale to this reader — and it didn't help anyone in a similar fix

Regarding “Terrified by a Lost Passport” [On the Spot by Catharine Hamm, March 19]: The story described in the passport article sounds more like a hoax than a reality. Here’s why:

Once the passenger realized he had left his passport inside the seat pocket he should have contacted an agent. I’m sure, based on the seat location, they would have been able to find it.

He said he was placed in a cell.

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In the winter that won't quit, resorts extend their ski and board seasons. Ready to hit the slopes on July 4?

What a winter. What a wedding cake.

From Tahoe south, California ski resorts have enjoyed a remarkably generous season, getting as much as 60 feet of snow in some areas and more than 40 feet in Mammoth.

Many resorts have already extended their seasons, and some plan to fire up the lifts until the Fourth of July.

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Everything's coming up primroses and poppies and ranunculuses, but these blooms won't last much longer

Spring flowers have had a tough go of it in the past few years. California's climate isn’t the most hospitable, and the gods have been extra stingy with rain in recent years.

But this is the year that everything changed.

Thanks to extra precipitation and some luck, the show should be worth seeing.

In some places, it has already.

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The magic of Orlando, Fla., awaits you with this $237 fare on Delta and United from LAX

You can visit your favorite northern Florida theme park, thanks to a $237 round-trip fare to Orlando, Fla., from LAX on Delta and United.

The fare, which includes all taxes and fees and is subject to availability, is for travel Aug. 15-Nov. 3.

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