Travel Resource Guide 2013

Travel Resource Guide 2013

10 places to see in 2013

February 17, 2013

10 places to see in 2013

Here, in alphabetical order, are 10 places I'd like to see in 2013. Several are cities, one is a state, three are entire nations, and all have interesting things happening in the weeks and months ahead. Will I get to them all? Probably not.

Travel tips from Los Angeles Times readers

February 17, 2013

Travel tips from Los Angeles Times readers

Go ahead — we dare you to read this list of travel tips and not clap your hand to your head and say, "Why didn't I think of that?" When we asked readers to contribute their best tips for travel, we were overwhelmed by the number and comsengen (a word we just coined that's short for "common sense genius") of the ideas. Do you always forget your phone charger in your hotel room? Do you wonder why, when your flight is canceled, you end up standing in long lines while others whisk off to their new flight? And how in the world do some people easily convert whatever the local currency is while you're standing there doing math in your head? Here are some of the hows and whys that can make your travel easier. So grab a cup of coffee and a couple of aspirin for the headache you'll get from smacking yourself on the head. And if you have a tip to contribute, send it to travel@latimes.com.

Playing it safe at a hotel

February 17, 2013

Playing it safe at a hotel

When my husband and I checked into the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, nearly 30 years ago, he assessed it this way: "What a dump." He was right. There were no smoke detectors and no sprinklers. We weren't terribly concerned because we figured the odds of such a thing were low.

Staying healthy while traveling

February 17, 2013

Staying healthy while traveling

Robert Reid frequently gets sick when he travels. He has suffered dehydration, heat exhaustion, food poisoning and bronchitis. "I thought I was dying when I had several days of bronchitis in Vietnam," said Reid, the U.S. Lonely Planet editor. "Same for when I had a tropical fungus growing out of my toe."

More for Your Money: Readers share hard-won wisdom

February 17, 2013

More for Your Money: Readers share hard-won wisdom

One of the biggest trouble spots for travelers is the topic of money — how to spend wisely on vacation, what to do in foreign countries, how much, what credit cards and much more.

Navigating southland airports

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Navigating southland airports

A guide to Los Angeles International Airport LAX, Ontario International Airport, ONT, Burbank Bob Hope BUR, John Wayne SNA and Long Beach LGB airports.

February 17, 2013

National, international airlines with flights from major cities

A list of selected airlines that offer flights out of major U.S. cities

February 17, 2013

U.S. state and territory travel offices

States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.

February 17, 2013

Foreign government offices

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 number of the country's U.N. mission or delegation.

February 17, 2013

Rental car agencies

Rental car agencies

February 17, 2013

California national parks, monuments and sites

California national parks, monuments and sites

January 27, 2013

List of cruise lines and vessels

Here's a list of many of the lines that carry passenger traffic, along with a list of their vessels. Ships that are to have maiden voyages this year also are listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change.

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