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  • Ready, aim, fire!

    Ready, aim, fire!
    One of the most appealing things about open kitchens — and the trend of letting the rest of us see into the inner machinery, the smoke and clash and vaguely militaristic operation of a restaurant — is the occasional flare and whoosh of fire....
  • Planning a vacation in 2011? Expect to pay more

    Planning a vacation in 2011? Expect to pay more
    Americans are venturing out again as they start to shake off the recession. That may be good for their spirits, but it's bad for their bank accounts. As more people travel, flights, cruises and hotel rooms get more expensive. Expect to pay more for your...
  • Disney cruise captures the wonder of Alaska

    Disney cruise captures the wonder of Alaska
    If you can judge the worth of a vacation by the number of times you get goose bumps, then my family's Disney cruise to Alaska in June ranks among the best. My first shiver came our first day at sea, when our ship glided between two large mountains,...
  • 2011 vacation dreams and realities: What readers said

    We asked readers where they would go if money and time were no object, and where they were likely to go in 2011. Thailand for dental work, one said. A trip with a friend to France, another said. Here are some of the other responses. Bon voyage! Waking in...
  • Planning your trip to Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah

    THE BEST WAY TO SOLITUDE Many airlines (including American, Alaska, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, United, US Airways and Southwest fly nonstop from LAX to Salt Lake City. Also, Southwest and Delta fly from Burbank. Solitude lies in Big...
  • Summer family travel from A to T

    Summer family travel from A to T
    Summertime and traveling can be easy -- but for families there are special considerations. Are itineraries and lodgings comfortable? Before we started a family, many of us hiked and backpacked through Europe or Asia, eating on the go and sleeping in...
  • Disney launches cruise ship

    Disney launches cruise ship
    For 2011, Disney's Imagineers have turned their creative attention from theme parks to cruise ships and resort hotels. The tech-filled Disney Dream 4,000-passenger cruise ship is to set sail for the Bahamas in January, and the tropical Aulani resort in...
  • Snuba makes underwater diving a cinch

    Snuba makes underwater diving a cinch
    As I plod toward the surf, I'm trying to channel a bit of orca because nothing in the ocean messes with Shamu. I just hope some do-gooder doesn't try to free me or toss me a mackerel. I plan to be underwater for 25 minutes, and I'm told the artificial...
  • A closer look at cashing in frequent-flier miles

    Frequent-flier miles are both a boon (to the vacationer who scores the award ticket) and a bane (to the person who has the miles but can't seem to score the ticket). That's where the commonality ends. Each program is different, with its own elite...
  • If you go: Maui

    The best way to Maui From LAX, Delta, United and American offer nonstop service, and Alaska, US Airways, United and Hawaiian offer connecting service (change of plane) to Kahului Airport. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $528. Shoreline Snuba, http:...
  • Navigating 2011's cruise offerings

    Navigating 2011's cruise offerings
    Just when you thought cruise lines had done it all — Central Park at sea (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas) and Cirque du Soleil afloat (on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic) — here comes Disney with a roller coaster aboard the...