Skip the magnets and T-shirts to take home when you go to Hawaii. Small businesses on the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai make cool artisan and handcrafted gifts, and they will be on display next month at the Made in Maui County Festival.Read more
The Living Desert zoo and garden in Palm Desert is leading a safari in March to discover the landscapes and wildlife of Namibia. The excursion, accompanied by Living Desert President Allen Monroe, will visit the waterholes of Etosha National Park, where participants will have an opportunity to see elephants, giraffes, zebras and black rhinos.Read more
Canada — yes, you heard right: our neighbor to the north, which turns 150 next year — has been named the place to go in 2017 by Lonely Planet.
Some fun facts: It contains the garter snake capital of the world (Manitoba) and is the first country to build a UFO landing pad (in Alberta).
Among the top 10 cities, Los Angeles placed No. 3 for being “even more accessible to locals and visitors alike.”Read more
Discover the performing arts, costumes and fashions of India on a 12-day tour led by Holly Poe Durbin, a professor in the drama department at UC Irvine.Read more
Los Angeles International Airport officials and their design partners have put the L.A. back into LAX with the unveiling Oct. 19 of the massive renovation of Terminal 6.
Westfield, the same company that has been remaking upscale shopping malls around the world, engineered the look with 21 new dining and shopping outlets and unified them in an L.A.-centric theme: Sunset Boulevard.Read more
Yes, you know how this drama ends. But because the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is such a startling, compelling, seminal American story, the park service assigns some of its best storytelling rangers to daytime duty here in the reconstructed red-brick Ford’s Theatre building.Read more