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  • On the Spot: A bedbug-free hotel stay in New York City

    On the Spot: A bedbug-free hotel stay in New York City
    Question: We are planning a trip to New York City next summer. Is there a list of bedbug-free hotels? How can we protect ourselves? S. Penza, Camarillo Answer: Bedbugs have become such an issue that several websites have sprung up to help travelers...
  • 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...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west

    A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west
    Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
  • In New Zealand, less is a lot more

    In New Zealand, less is a lot more
    The fact many people know about New Zealand is that it has 10 sheep for each person. But what does that really mean to this island nation the size of Colorado and its 4 million people? First, there are no crowds, or weren't during our spring visit. Not...
  • Planning your trip to the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, N.M.

    THE BEST WAY TO ROSWELL, N.M. From LAX, nonstop service to Albuquerque is offered on United, Southwest and American and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on US Airways, Delta, United, Frontier and Southwest. From LAX to Lubbock, Texas,...
  • Gasoline prices in western states

    Gasoline prices per gallon in the West* Arizona$3.58 California 3.93 Colorado 3.66 Hawaii 4.04 Idaho 3.71 Montana 3.77 Nevada 3.71 New Mexico 3.61 Oregon 3.84 Texas 3.57 Utah 3.61 Washington 3.88 Wyoming 3.66 *Source: AAA; prices (rounded)...
  • Good times for San Antonio's River Walk

    Good times for San Antonio's River Walk
    Dining alfresco on the famed River Walk has its risks. Trust me. I know. One pleasantly temperate afternoon not long ago, while gearing up to ravage a plate of chicken enchiladas slathered in verde sauce, I unrolled my cloth napkin to fetch the...
  • Planning your prison visit

    Missouri State Penitentiary, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Mo.; [866] 998-6998, http://www.missouripentours.com. Open March through November. The basic two-hour history tour is $12; ghost and overnight tours also offered for $25 and $100,...
  • Family travel five: Families unplug on ranch vacations

    Family travel five: Families unplug on ranch vacations
    Ranch getaways provide families the chance to blend rustic pleasures, outdoor pursuits and unplugged relaxation. Round up your clan and consider these five places. 1. Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Mont. Spend the night in a Trapper Tent, a half-...
  • Taking a census of Grammy nominees, winners

    Taking a census of Grammy nominees, winners
    Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they? Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...