| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Africa safaris aren't unusual, but a package from Tom Harper River Journeys has an interesting twist by including a three-night cruise on the Chobe River aboard the luxurious 14-cabin Zambezi Queen. The 13-day/12-night land and water expedition starts...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Never heard of Trona Pinnacles or Fossil Falls? It's time to put these desert hot spots on your bucket list.
The lesser-known wildlands are as much a part of California's landscape as Yosemite's granite walls, but they haven't gotten much attention...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently:
Explore! has a weeklong walking trip in Spain's Andalusia as low as $700 per person double occupancy. For dates in 2015 the price...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Universal Orlando Resort has announced new discounts exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military.
They can get two free days at Universal parks with the purchase of a one-day, park-to-park ticket. Tickets are available until Nov. 30...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Cruises on the Great Lakes aren't terribly common, but Pearl Seas Cruises, which is in its inaugural season, has ambitious plans for 2015. Pearl Mist, the line's 210-passenger ship, will be sailing a variety of seven-, 10-, 11- and 14-night cruises, the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:09 AM
No question, last-minute travelers can grab great deals. When hotels, resorts, cruise lines and even airlines have unused inventory, they often offer it at deep discounts — sometimes as much as 50 percent and more off original prices.
To be a...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:24 PM
As assistant managing editor for features, Alice Short oversees Health, Food, Home, Travel and Fashion content for the Los Angeles Times. She has worked at the paper for more than 20 years and has edited a number of Times publications, including the Life...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Dominique Callimanopulos thinks it's time to level the travel playing field, and she thinks it's simple to do. The founder of Boston-based Elevate Destinations is bringing the buy-one-give-one model to the luxury travel world.
"For every trip booked...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers turn out every year to plant trees and clean up trash for National Public Lands Day. Their (and our) reward for lending a hand: free admission to national parklands on the day, which falls on Sept. 27 this year.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
There are two places for visitors to stay inside Death Valley National Park: the fancy inn or the laid-back ranch with cabins and rooms that are good for families. Both are cutting room prices 30% for those who come to visit the desert park midweek...
| Sep 7, 2014
Here's a bargain travel tip: Plan to head to your vacation destination when most folks are heading home.
In other words, schedule your trip as close as possible to when the season changes and you'll pay a lot less than what others were paying just a few...