I thought I would enjoy a vacation in the desert at a Palm Springs hotel, but when I noticed something called "occupancy tax" at $19.44 a day, I changed my mind. I think I've finally accepted the resort fee at $20 a day, but I don't remember the occupancy tax. Is this something new?
Answer: Don’t start dozing off just because we mentioned taxes.Read more
It all started with a movie supposedly shot in California — and culminated in a museum a continent away.
“Supposedly” because, well, when you’re dealing with mythical — or not — creatures, you just never know for sure. Or do you?
A different film — this one clearly fiction — spurred a vocation for Loren Coleman.Read more
On the 50-minute drive from Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport to downtown Reykjavik, the landscape switched from long, flat stretches of dirt to patches of grass studded with rocks.
It was early August and it was cold — 40 degrees is chilly for a native Angeleno — and as I looked around, I couldn’t quite figure out why this place was at the top of my friends’ travel wish lists.Read more
If you have your heart set on a river cruise or safari, but don’t know the difference between tour operators providing them, get started here.Read more
I enjoyed reading Katie Quirk’s article about beautiful Guatemala (“Speak It by Living It,” Jan. 15). It’s a land of gorgeous scenery, lovely indigenous warm-hearted people, great food and fascinating ruins and culture.
My husband and I visited Guatemala two years ago at the urging of our daughter, Anna, who spent two months there studying Spanish and volunteering at Integral Hearts Foundation.Read more
Robert Martin will show slides from his recent journey to Lebanon as well as a short visit to Jerusalem.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Learn where and why avalanches occur, how to manage risk and simple ways to avoid avalanche hazards.
When, where: 7 p.m.Read more