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  • The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe

    The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe
    "George Whittell," the tour guide said, "was born with a silver spoon in his mouth." So wealthy was Whittell's family that as a young man in San Francisco he vowed he would never work a day in his life. He then set about vigorously pursuing that goal....
  • Carnival Sunshine makes Port Canaveral debut

    Carnival Sunshine makes Port Canaveral debut
    Port Canaveral may have lost a Dream, but now it has some Sunshine. The Carnival Sunshine arrived this week to replace the Carnival Dream, which had sailed out of Central Florida since its debut in 2009. The Sunshine, while smaller, is one of Carnival...
  • Shorter cruises are growing in popularity

    Shorter cruises are growing in popularity
    MIAMI - Just a few years ago, if you wanted to take a short cruise, you didn't have many choices of ships or destinations. However, the trend now is for people to take shorter vacations of all kinds - by land, sea or air - or to combine a short land...
  • Norwegian Spirit headed to Port Canaveral

    Norwegian Spirit headed to Port Canaveral
    MIAMI BEACH - While the big news from Norwegian Cruise Line today was about the homeport for the new Norwegian Escape and the reveal of its hull art by Guy Harvey, buried in the lead was the line's reveal of which of its older ships will be headed to Port...
  • Norwegian Cruise Line offers up more gee-whiz moments on new Breakaway

    Norwegian Cruise Line offers up more gee-whiz moments on new Breakaway
    What happens when you rediscover your fear of heights while standing on a six-inch-wide beam jutting 180 feet over the open ocean? You walk the six or so paces to the end and smile, wind-whipped and terrified, for the camera. And then, of course, you...
  • Theme cruises: Find the right atmosphere for your vacation by sea

    Theme cruises: Find the right atmosphere for your vacation by sea
    Love to cruise but your significant other is reluctant? Tempt him or her with a theme cruise highlighting a topic of interest to them that may entice them to sail with you. These special sailings -- showcasing everything from food and wine to music...
  • On the Spot: When to call the airline and when to call the OTA

    On the Spot: When to call the airline and when to call the OTA
    Horrendous storms. Political unrest. Sleep deprivation. Those are some of the issues that have tripped up travelers this summer. The travel@latimes.com inbox overflows with readers' complaints about various airlines, of course, but this year we've seen...
  • Food, family and faith in Galicia, Spain

    Food, family and faith in Galicia, Spain
    PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Galicia, the Atlantic-splashed left shoulder of Spain, grabbed my attention with photos of spectacular scenery and tempting cuisine. But truth be told, I wanted to see something more: the region's Sotomayor Castle, a medieval...
  • Cruise lines roll out holiday themes for merry travelers

    Cruise lines roll out holiday themes for merry travelers
    Arguably, it's the most wonderful time of the year to take a cruise: the holiday season. Ships are decorated to the nines (so you don’t have to struggle with tangled up knots of Christmas lights), festive feasts are prepared and served (so you can...
  • Voluntourism opportunities for a rewarding summer

    Voluntourism opportunities for a rewarding summer
    Want to do something to make a difference during your summer vacation? It is easy: try a service vacation. Here are some voluntourism opportunities to consider: Florida Keys – Visitors who want to add an enriching element to their...
  • Executives target first-time cruisers at convention

    Executives target first-time cruisers at convention
    It wasn't the millions of passengers or the billions of dollars of revenue that cruise industry leaders wanted to talk about Tuesday at Cruise Shipping Miami, the world's largest cruise industry convention. Their primary target? That vacationer who...