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Tuesday Travel Ticker: More good news on euro

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Trans-Atlantic air traffic continued to grow through August. Leading carriers reported a 2.9% increase for the month compared to a 3.9 rise in July (over the same months of last year) . . . . The dollar surged to a six-month high versus the euro last week . . . . Longshadow Ranch Winery in Temecula is holding “bonfire Saturday nights” from 6-10 p.m., with carriage rides and face-painting for the kids (877) 807-2624 . . . . Also in Temecula, Stuart Cellars Winery is hosting an Oct. 22 clambake. Tickets $70. Reservations required, (951) 676-6414 . . . . The rustic little town of Hopeland, two hours north of San Francisco, will offer up grilled organic grass-fed beef, freshly made bruschetta and limited-production estate wines at its 20th Fall Passport Weekend, Oct. 22-23. Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 the day of the event . . . . Legoland Florida opens Saturday in Winter Haven, 45 minutes from Orlando . . . . The Washington Monument, rocked by that August earthquake, will remain closed indefinitely after damage turned out to be more severe than intitially believed, the Park Service says . . . . Caesars Palace has opened a new 668-room tower, part of an $860-million expansion . . . . Travel Quote of the Day: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


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