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  • Letters: Always best to use a travel agent

    Always best to use a travel agent Regarding On the Spot ["Waves of Doubt," Dec. 5] by Catharine Hamm: The simple answer for the traveler who had booking problems with her Carnival cruise should have been to use a travel agent. As an agent who specializes...
  • More for your money: Bargain airfare tips

    More for your money: Bargain airfare tips
    Tired of all these winter airfare sales? Of course you're not. The head-spinning flurry of sales in November and December has become as addictive as caramel lattes. Although recent deals, such as $19 fares each way between Long Beach and Las Vegas and...
  • 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...
  • Trailer accommodations in Joshua Tree

    Trailer accommodations in Joshua Tree
    I had my doubts as I turned off the isolated highway onto the sandy open desert. "Drive three miles, then make a left?" I wondered out loud while reading the directions, as my car bounced over mounds of sand, mimicking one of those souped-up cars in a...
  • Exploring Mitchell Caverns in Providence Mountains State Recreation Area

    Exploring Mitchell Caverns in Providence Mountains State Recreation Area
    Reporting from the Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, Calif. There's Down Under, like the story on New Zealand on the left side of this page, and then there's down under. I chose the latter. Like that journey, my trip to the Providence...
  • Gay market on the radar

    Gay market on the radar
    A San Francisco-based market-research firm has released its annual gay and lesbian travel survey, and what caught my eye wasn't the leisure travel rankings, in which New York nudged past San Francisco for the top spot. It was the last category: top...
  • John Hawkes wants to get impersonal

    John Hawkes wants to get impersonal
    John Hawkes would prefer that you, dear reader, not get to know him too well. Nothing personal, you understand. It's just that Hawkes, known for playing Sol Star in HBO's "Deadwood" and Bugsy in "The Perfect Storm" opposite George Clooney, believes...
  • 22 cool and unusual hostels

    Hostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and...
  • Planning your hostel stay

    Planning your hostel stay
    What to know Do your homework before you check in. Go to Hostelworld.com or Hostels.com to read reviews by other travelers and see current rankings, which tend to be reliable. Smaller hostels tend to have a stronger communal feel, though you're in closer...
  • California hostels offer budget-luxury accommodations

    California hostels offer budget-luxury accommodations
    With 30 bucks and an open mind, you can stay in some prime spots in California — on the Pacific Beach boardwalk in San Diego, for example, or a block from Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica or overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge in San...
  • Holiday shopping in Greenland

    Holiday shopping in Greenland
    Christmas was coming, and I was headed north to the Arctic Circle on Santa's direct route. I was at the beginning of a 12-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Fram around the southern tip of Greenland, the largest noncontinental island on Earth. Friends...