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Does travel planning leave you scratching your head? Try Wheresgood.to

Here’s a website than can answer that age-old question, “Where’s a good place to go?”

Name: Wheresgood.to

What it does: It’s a no-frills online tool for getting travel inspiration. The front page has three simple settings: What months do you want to travel, how far away from home would you like to go, and are you looking for colder or warmer weather? Set your choices and click the play button.

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At Elvis Presley’s Memphis, you can snap a selfie with the pink Cadillac and eat like the King

I paced around Elvis Presley’s pink Cadillac, imagining him behind the wheel. It felt as though he was here almost, as though I could nearly glimpse the King of Rock ’n’ Roll.

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An e-bike is not the only answer for the less-than-enthusiastic cyclist

Regarding “Riding an E-bicycle: Big Change, Big Charge,” by Valli Herman, April 9: Although electric bicycles may equalize riders in a group, another way to level the cycling field is to use multi-use trails on former rail corridors.

By exploring the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy offerings, riders can find numerous paths all over the country that follow less than a 3% grade.

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Seeing Europe by train, photographing the night sky and more

FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Presentations

Learn about street-smart tips, educational travel and more on the Travel & Wellness stage.

When, where: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, USC.

Admission, info: Free; $12 parking. See www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks for a schedule of appearances.

EUROPE

Presentation

Explore the ins and outs of traveling through Europe by train with Susan Hickman of Distant Lands.

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On some cruise lines, there are no wallflowers, thanks to gentlemen hosts. How do you get to be one of those guys?

Attention, silver foxes and dapper Dans: An entertaining opportunity awaits on the high seas. Qualifications: You must know the fox trot, rumba and assorted other ballroom dances. And it helps if you’re charming.

These men are called “gentlemen hosts” or “ambassador hosts,” and their purpose is to sweep single women off their feet — on the dance floor.

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What Japan's perfect cherry blossom moment looks like

Fe Inocentes in April took her elderly mom, Senen, who lives in the Philippines, and other family members to Japan for 10 days. It turned out to be the perfect moment for cherry blossoms.

Inocentes shot this photograph of the trees in full bloom at Kinkaku-Ji, or the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto.

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