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  • Have cake, will travel — but take care

     Have cake, will travel — but take care
    You plan to travel. You plan to travel with cake. Why not? It's good company, and unlikely to snag the window seat. First, you contact the Transportation Security Administration. These days, transportation security is administered with rigor, and you...
  • Strategies for a gap year

    Strategies for a gap year
    Students who would like to put their college career on hold to travel around the world a gap year can enjoy a life-changing experience particularly if some of the time is used to volunteer abroad. Here are some tips to consider from Projects Abroad, an...
  • Retailers target singles with wine tastings, apartment furnishings

    NEW YORK — Whole Foods is holding wine tastings. Ikea is pitching apartment furniture to divorced dads. Applebee's turns into a nightclub after dinner. These companies are all targeting an increasingly coveted demographic: single Americans. More...
  • Gas prices to average less than $3 next year

    Gas prices to average less than $3 next year
    Good news for motorists: Gasoline prices will less than $3 per gallon nationwide next year for the first time since 2010, a federal agency says. The U.S. Energy Information Administration slashed its estimate by 44 cents to $2.94 per gallon for next...
  • Don't Let Kids' Brains Go on Vacation This Holiday Season

    Don't Let Kids' Brains Go on Vacation This Holiday Season
    You may have heard of “summer slide” – when those summer months cause kids to lose all that glorious information and knowledge they acquired during the school year. But even shorter breaks can cause education rifts for students, too....
  • Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar

    Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar
    "Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years" Rizzoli, $100 It seems only right that a book celebrating Beverly Hills' centennial anniversary costs $100. The price matches the heft and ambition of Robert S. Anderson's massive and heavily illustrated tome. In...
  • StarFlyer, Vue at 360 set for Orlando

    StarFlyer, Vue at 360 set for Orlando
    A new 420-foot-tall spinning attraction, the StarFlyer, will be part of Vue at 360 off International Drive, the new name for the Gooding's Plaza. The StarFlyer, a product of Australia-based Funtime Group, will open in 12-18 months, said Chuck Whittall of...
  • Go Away With ... Sarah Piampiano

    Go Away With ... Sarah Piampiano
    As a child, Sarah Piampiano dreamed of being an Olympian. But, as an adult, she figured her life as an investment banker would prevent her from becoming a full-time athlete. Five years ago, she made a lifestyle switch, quitting her job, moving to the West...
  • Porto: Portugal without the tourists

    Porto: Portugal without the tourists
    Porto ages happily on the Douro River, along with most of the world's port wine, near where the river meets the Atlantic. Porto comes with a steady sea breeze and a seagull soundtrack. Discount airlines like Ryanair now fly straight to the city, putting...
  • Thanksgiving crowds happening year-round at airports, study finds

    Thanksgiving crowds happening year-round at airports, study finds
    By next year, congestion at Los Angeles International Airport one day out of each week could be as bad as it is on the day before Thanksgiving, according to a new study. And, if travel demand continues to grow, by 2018 at least two days of the week will...
  • Home tour to benefit Mesa middle, high schools

    The Costa Mesa Middle and High Schools Foundation is hosting its first-ever holiday home tour next month. The Home for the Holidays event Dec. 4 will showcase four houses representing different neighborhoods in Costa Mesa. Tour attendees will also...