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The nonstop flight from New York to Sydney took about 19-and-a-half hours and was almost as demanding as that sounds
What about snakes? Theodore Roosevelt? Yoga? Water? All of these are things you don’t just need to know — you’ll want to know.
Cheap meals on Hawaii Island prompts a reader to add to the list for Kauai. Plus more Global Entry concerns.
Jamestown, in the Sierra foothills, is more than just a historic Gold Rush town. It’s home to the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, which hosts festive Polar Express train rides in November and December.
Food sleuths track down bargains and find great local flavor for your dining pleasure.
WEEKEND ESCAPES
A long time ago, with a waistline far, far forgotten, I skied and skied and skied at Mt. Bachelor in Bend. Fast-forward three-plus decades and Bend is again my go-to getaway spot, with a new twist.
In eerie Ione, a haunted hotel and a creepy castle — once a reform school that was home to Merle Haggard — will send shivers down your spine.
Weekend trip to Santa Cruz Mountains includes a stay in storybook- sounding Ben Lomond, wine tasting and a walk among the redwoods.
Page, Ariz., and Lake Powell, once primarily summer destinations, are seeing growing numbers of visitors during the spring and fall.
Family-friendly Bowen Island, a short ferry ride from West Vancouver, offers great hiking and paddling as well as a charming village with shops and restaurants.
Death Valley is hot and dry, but it’s free on Sunday for visitors who can take the heat. Fees are waived to mark the park service’s 103rd birthday.
Catalina Island is an ideal location for a family adventure, with a bison expedition, rock-climbing walls and a submarine ride among the attractions.
Durango, in southwest Colorado, revels in its Old West roots, as do many of the hip restaurants, bars and boutiques in the area. Perhaps best of all is a retro speakeasy with literary-themed cocktails.
The little burg of Lee Vining is more than just a turnoff for Tioga Pass and Yosemite. It’s the starting point for hiking, bird watching and an amazing tour of Basque art carved into the area’s aspen trees.
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