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L.A. chef Angelo Auriana brings rustic Italian food to Princess Cruises

Pasta lovers of the world, take note: Your favorite noodles may be coming to a cruise ship near you.

Princess Cruises has added a new celebrity chef to its lineup, and his specialty is Italian food: Angelo Auriana is executive chef of L.A. sister restaurants Factory Kitchen at 1300 Factory Place and Officine Brera at 1331 E. 6th St.

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Between the rocks and the river on a weekend escape to Marble Canyon, Ariz.

When we sisters-in-law (one in California, the other in Nevada) agreed to a midway Western weekend for the brothers, we should have known better. The setting and scenery would be grand, the river inviting and the amenities, well, less so. Arizona’s Marble Canyon and the upper Colorado River near Glen Canyon Dam are jaw-droppingly beautiful in spring and fall.

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Times Travel Talks returns on Nov. 12 with holiday, packing and airfare tips

Travelers preparing for one of the busiest times of the year may want to take some time to bone up on tips and tricks to make their journeys easier by attending Times Travel Talks on Nov. 12.

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Sip your way through great beers made in Hawaii and the West at Waikiki festival
What Halloween haunts to visit in Tokyo, Paris and other spooky destinations

Looking for places to get your Halloween spooky on? Think a little farther than your local theme park gore fest.

In Romania’s Transylvania region, for example, you can visit Bran Castle, which has become known worldwide as Count Dracula’s home.

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Conde Nast Traveler readers choose Wynn as best Las Vegas hotel, and Waldorf Astoria as L.A.'s No. 1

Conde Nast Travelers Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 selected Wynn and sister site Encore as the best pair of hotels in Las Vegas. In L.A., the newly opened Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills took the No. 1 spot.

More than 300,000 readers responded to the magazine’s 30th survey in categories such as best hotels worldwide, best cities in to visit, best cruise lines, best airlines and more.

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