The ultimate guide to the holidays and traveling during the holidays

Illustration of a plane, train and car with mistletoe
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A guide to traveling during the holidays — by plane, train, or car, and whether you’re staying in a hotel, at a family member’s home or a vacation rental — plus a guide to things to do if you’re staying local (if you’re in or near Southern California) and the absolute best gifts to get everyone on your list.