| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Enchanted Tales with Belle, an expanded character interaction that opens with Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland last December, won one of the Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Tuesday.
The recognition by the Themed Entertainment Association was...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Born in Canada, raised in New Zealand and now living in the United States, Daniel Gillies has roles on two current series. He co-stars as Dr. Joel Goran on "Saving Hope" and as Elijah -- a character who has been killed and resurrected no less than four...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Several decades ago, a high-powered Madison Avenue ad man I know was heading to an important client meeting in Frankfurt. He had a reservation for a flight on Lufthansa, but when he got to JFK, he realized that his passport had just expired. Being a...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:25 PM
First discovered by Captain James Cook in 1773, the tiny Kingdom of Tonga sits amid crystal blue waters in the southern Pacific Ocean. Much closer to home in North Hollywood, the Tonga Hut is a welcoming island in its own right amid the Valley's summer-...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:29 PM
About halfway through the second heat of the Women's competition at the Vans US Open of Surfing on Tuesday, Courtney Conlogue said a thought crossed her mind as she waited out the surf at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
"I had caught a...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:26 PM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — The heats are heating up and action sports will go full throttle this weekend at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing.
The nine-day event which features surfing, skating and BMX competitions, art and music plus an interactive village,...
| Sep 20, 2012
The best surfers in the world are going at it this week in the Hurley Pro at Trestles, a rare chance for many in Orange County to see these guys competing for a world championship.
The Hurley Pro is one of 10 contests in the Assn. of Surfing Professional...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Fight Club OC will have a historic ladies night inside the ring on Thursday.
The nine-bout card will feature a women's mixed martial arts fight and a women's boxing fight at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa at 7:30 p.m. The ladies battling...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Papeete, Tahiti’s capital and gateway to many South Pacific voyages, has a cosmopolitan French/Polynesian ambiance and many natural and cultural attractions. And chances are good that travelers who go to Papeete to embark on a cruise to the...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Remote, exotic, mysterious, mystical, Easter Island is also known as Isla de Pascua –meaning Easter Island in Spanish, as it was annexed by Chile – and as Rapa Nui in its Polynesian culture. It is, well, a Holy Grail type of place among the...
| May 26, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO BORA BORA
From LAX, Air Tahiti Nui and Air France offer nonstop service to Papeete, Tahiti, with Air Tahiti offering connecting service to Bora Bora. Restricted round-trip airfare begins at $1,780, including taxes and fees.