Here are eight games for that car trip you’re taking this Thanksgiving weekend; they may appeal to a slightly older crowd that is, perhaps, a bit more cynical than a 6-year-old and is also interested in traveling, beyond being held captive in the family car.
Some are a freshening of old standbys—the Alphabet Game, Team Storytelling—and others are unique to California.Read more
If you think Thanksgiving was tough to plan, Friday may present a bigger challenge.
You have Black Friday shopping and sales, and #optoutside activities to consider. And it's the official kickoff to the Christmas/Hannukah season too.
Holiday lights, ice skating rinks, real reindeer and a 1,300-pound gingerbread house are among the holiday happenings in Southern California that open Friday.Read more
Reader Margo Kasdan of Seal Beach recently asked On the Spot whether travel insurance advertising was a giant scare tactic to get people to buy insurance.
The answer is yes, of course it is. But don't tune out the message just yet. In the Nov. 15 On the Spot column, I promised to tell you seven things you need to know about travel insurance.Read more
Is there no end to the Black-Friday/Cyber Monday shopping madness?
Apparently not, at least not this year. Online travel retail companies, same-day travel apps, hotels, tour outfitters, cruise lines and airlines all are having sales after Thanksgiving.
With that in mind, here are some sales that could make planning your next vacation easy. Have a look and happy bargain hunting!Read more
Coolest thing on the slopes this winter: Japanese Pop artist Takashi Murakami's lift tickets for Aspen Snowmass ski resort in Aspen, Colo.
The "wearable art" created by Murakami features quirky characters (pictured above, from left) Pom, the dog; Kaikai and Kiki; and the toothy Mr. Dob. And of course, lots of colorful smiling flowers.Read more