The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

2014 Trip Planning Guide

New adventures await in the new year. Pack our best suggestions on destinations -- budget or luxury, for children or for art lovers -- and our slate of useful tips, then get ready for the trip of your lifetime.

  • Cruise line phone numbers, websites and vessels

    AIDA Cruises Ships: Each name preceded by and blended with AIDA: aura, bella, blu, cara, diva, luna, mar, sol, stella, vita. Info: 011-49-381-20-270707, Amawaterways Ships: La Marguerite, Zambezi Queen. Each of the following names preceded by and blended with Ama: Bella, Cello,...

  • Foreign tourist office phone numbers and websites

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the...

  • Rental car agency phone numbers and websites

    Contact information for rental car agencies, here and abroad: Ace (800) 243-3443 Advantage (800) 777-5500 Airport Van Rental Solutions (877) 826-4680 Alamo (877) 222-9075 Apex Car Rentals, New...

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