| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel “The Signature of All Things” is a finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize for the best book on a medical topic, along with five nonfiction books, including Oliver Sacks’ “Hallucinations.”
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Peter Gick was just trying to get an edge on his knife-sharpening business when he started carving tikis. It wasn’t his first project.
He built his own hang glider from pipes he bought from the hardware store when he was 19. Once building was...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth.
Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:28 PM
BORA BORA, French Polynesia — It was just after 6 a.m. when the sound of a ship's horn awakened us. My husband, Jeff, and I looked at each other sleepily, then scrambled to our knees so we could look out the window above our bed. There it was in all...
| 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,...