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  • Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'

    Taking the Kids -- to Norway, the land of fjords and 'Frozen'
    Listen to Splash Mountain! No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we're actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is bigger and more awesome than the next. In less than an hour...
  • Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor

    Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor
    It was raining when I landed at Bordeaux's airport, and I couldn't find the shuttle bus. Claudia, from Santa Barbara and studying at the University of Bordeaux, came to my rescue. How did she like living here? "I love it," she said. "I think it...
  • Bordeaux history notes

    Bordeaux history notes
    Bits and pieces about Bordeaux: •It sits on the Garonne River and has been an important port at least since Romans came here, about 56 BC. Before long, viticulture took root. •In 1154, England took control when Henry II ascended to the...
  • The paranoids are back

    "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." So begins "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a classic work that the historian Richard Hofstadter wrote in 1964, another time of deep division and mutual suspicion. In that essay, he...
  • Foreign correspondence: Giant statues lure visitors to Easter Island

    Foreign correspondence: Giant statues lure visitors to Easter Island
    What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit. Rene Rubio, 43, is manager of the Hanga Roa Eco Village & Spa (www.hangaroa.cl), a...
  • Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site
    UNESCO's World Heritage list hit a milestone of sorts last week when it proclaimed the Okavango Delta in northwest Botswana as its 1,000th site. The African delta was among 26 new places on the globe singled out for recognition, including a first one in...
  • Travel books: History of Galapagos, tips for traveling women

    Travel books: History of Galapagos, tips for traveling women
    "The Galapagos: A Natural History" Basic Books, $27.99 The 13 islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago lie off the west coast of South America. Author Henry Nicholls, an ambassador for the Galapagos Conservation Trust and the editor of its...
  • U.N. climate agency reports carbon dioxide growing at alarming rate

    Carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere reached a record high last year and grew at the fastest rate in 30 years, the United Nations' climate agency reported Tuesday. The World Meteorological Organization's latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin "injected...
  • Off the grid in Taos, N.M.

    Off the grid in Taos, N.M.
    With today's information onslaught, smartphone appendages and retail profiling, getting off the grid may seem like a uniquely 21st century desire. But the northern New Mexico town of Taos has been a go-to physical and spiritual oasis for people looking to...
  • Films and events

    EUROPE Workshop Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for those interested in exploring Europe by rail. Topics include types of Eurail passes and classes of service. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa...
  • Lingering in Laos: Mind and spirit in harmony

    I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination. For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...