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At airport security, signs point to confusion about driver's licenses
At airport security, signs point to confusion about driver's licenses

In my recent travels through Las Vegas and Long Beach airports, I have seen a Transportation Security Administration notification that prompts my question. It mentions that in 2018, driver’s licenses and state identification cards must comply with federal...

Film museums around the world paint a beautiful picture of cinematic arts
Film museums around the world paint a beautiful picture of cinematic arts

No need to wait for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ and George Lucas’ movie museums to open in Los Angeles:  Major cities in Australia, Europe and North America have their own such institutions, most offering a diverse selection...

A wildlife wonderland in the Columbia River Gorge
A wildlife wonderland in the Columbia River Gorge
Just another day in paradise with this $993 round-trip fare from LAX to French Polynesia on Air Tahiti Nui
Just another day in paradise with this $993 round-trip fare from LAX to French Polynesia on Air Tahiti Nui
Resort fees at 10 popular Las Vegas hotel-casinos set to increase
Resort fees at 10 popular Las Vegas hotel-casinos set to increase
Joshua Tree's wildflowers are just starting to bloom. Here are tours that will take you there
Joshua Tree's wildflowers are just starting to bloom. Here are tours that will take you there

Things are slowly starting to bloom at lower elevations around Joshua Tree National Park. The namesake trees are beginning to show their creamy white blooms at the park’s west entrance and outside the park’s southern border.“On Saturday, I...

Gerry Frank's picks: Explore Willamette Valley wineries with stays at these winery bed and breakfasts
Gerry Frank's picks: Explore Willamette Valley wineries with stays at these winery bed and breakfasts

It comes as no surprise that Wine Enthusiast named our very own Willamette Valley as the 2016 "Wine Region of the Year." With several wineries offering overnight accommodations, we sought out to celebrate this win at the wineries where the fun doesn't...

Nothing Mickey Mouse about Adventures by Disney's culinary crash course on Rhine River cruise
Nothing Mickey Mouse about Adventures by Disney's culinary crash course on Rhine River cruise
New mini-cinema will show free movies at Portland International Airport
New mini-cinema will show free movies at Portland International Airport
Oregon Zoo announces celebration of Packy's life
Oregon Zoo announces celebration of Packy's life
Now you can have a boutique hotel experience at a big Waikiki Beach resort
Now you can have a boutique hotel experience at a big Waikiki Beach resort

Want to stay at a Waikiki Beach mega-hotel without all the crowds and noise? Now you can. Hilton Hawaiian Village recently opened a new hotel-within-a-hotel at its 2005 Kalia Road resort.The Honolulu hotel’s Alii Tower...

Free entry to national parks and forests on Presidents Day
Free entry to national parks and forests on Presidents Day

If you don’t have plans for Presidents Day, maybe it’s time to make some. National parks and national forests that charge entrance fees will be free to all on the Monday holiday.That means you save $25 at Joshua Tree National Park and $30 at Yosemite...

Revised orca shows, new virtual-reality swim with whales and new rides coming to SeaWorld San Diego
Revised orca shows, new virtual-reality swim with whales and new rides coming to SeaWorld San Diego
How is a blade born in N.C.? Find out, with A. Sharpe knife
How is a blade born in N.C.? Find out, with A. Sharpe knife
Oregon cities top list of rapidly-changing communities
Oregon cities top list of rapidly-changing communities
Live your fairy-tale dream by winning five nights in this Scottish castle
Live your fairy-tale dream by winning five nights in this Scottish castle

Who doesn't fantasize about staying in a fabulous castle with their besties? Duns Castle in Scotland would fit the bill nicely. It has been "family owned since 1696" (though the impressive fortress dates to the 14th century), and you...

Hang out where Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein did on a literary tour of Paris
Hang out where Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein did on a literary tour of Paris

Explore Ernest Hemingway’s Paris on a literary tour that goes “In Search of the Lost Generation,” the vibrant counterculture of students, artists, intellectuals and writers who migrated to the City of Light after World War I.“The tour will be our...

After a pause, Trump White House says tours to open March 7
After a pause, Trump White House says tours to open March 7
Antelope Valley poppy blooms expected to be moderate, but 'surprise' wildflowers may save the day
Antelope Valley poppy blooms expected to be moderate, but 'surprise' wildflowers may save the day
You say it's your birthday? Take a free boat ride to Catalina Island
You say it's your birthday? Take a free boat ride to Catalina Island
How to make your Valentine's heart spin (and it's not expensive, either)
How to make your Valentine's heart spin (and it's not expensive, either)

Do you know Valentine’s Day coincides with National Ferris Wheel Day? OK, the latter is an unofficial holiday, but wheels are romantic — and a good place to celebrate the day devoted to love. The first wheel was created in 1893 to...

How’s this for romantic? Take your sweetie to Vegas’ Mob Museum to see bullets from the Valentine’s Day bloodbath
How’s this for romantic? Take your sweetie to Vegas’ Mob Museum to see bullets from the Valentine’s Day bloodbath

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929 had nothing to do with love. A prominent gangster sent machine guns instead of flowers to rival Chicago gang members in an ongoing battle over who would control the city’s gambling, prostitution and bootlegging...

Those hotel ratings don't always tell the whole story. In fact, sometimes you need to research the rest of the story
Those hotel ratings don't always tell the whole story. In fact, sometimes you need to research the rest of the story
You may not be getting the lowest airfare. But don't blame the website. At least, not for that
You may not be getting the lowest airfare. But don't blame the website. At least, not for that
Romantic getaways almost guaranteed to make your love's heart sing
Romantic getaways almost guaranteed to make your love's heart sing