IS IT JET LAG OR A SIMPLE LACK OF SLEEP?

Reader letters on jet lag and hidden fees.

A LITTLE E-BIKE CHEATING MAKES OREGON CASCADES BIKE TOUR A GEM OF A CYCLING TRIP

An electric-assist bike makes a 33-mile spin around Crater Lake and through the Oregon Cascades a pleasant experience rather than a...

 
 
 

SPAIN'S 'GAME OF THRONES' SITES DREW THEM. BARCELONA AND TOWNS BEYOND BEWITCHED THEM

Barcelona isn't just a great city; it's a hub for many great day trips

A SUMMER SQUASH SOUP WITH A PEDIGREE

Sweet, tender summer squash makes an ideal star in creamy chowder-style soup.

 
 
 

FOUR HOURS IN LEIMERT PARK

FOUR HOURS: CELEBRATING AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE IN LEIMERT PARK

The last Sunday of each month, the community turns out to celebrate black music, art, community and food at the Leimert Park Art Walk....

 
 
 

DISHING DIRT WITH 'CATWOMAN' JULIE NEWMAR: 'A GARDEN IS A REFLECTION OF YOU'

At 86, Julie Newmar, the curvy dancer/actress who made Catwoman an icon, has a simple plan for overcoming life's challenges: "Take...

TEST YOUR GRAPE-STOMPING SKILLS AT THESE FALL FESTIVALS

Move over, Lucy and Ethel. It's time for a new generation to stomp grapes in a barrel.

 
 
 

SKIN CAMP: WHERE YOUR FACE GOES TO GET REJUVENATED OVER SUMMER VACATION

There are no shortage of places in and around L.A. promising a workout for your face, a way to lift and tone naturally, and I chose...

AIRPORT FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY RUNS INTO PRIVACY FEARS

At airports across the U.S. and beyond, governments and airlines are using facial recognition and other biometrics. Meanwhile, privacy...

 
 
 

A SANTA MONICA BACKYARD IS REMADE FOR OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING

The Santa Monica backyard was sun-baked and unwelcoming. The parents wanted more room for grown-up gatherings. Now, it's a prime place...

SANTA MONICA BACKYARD RENOVATED

 
 
 

ONE-STEP MAKEOVER: HOW A NEW BACKSPLASH CAN DRAMATICALLY TRANSFORM THE LOOK OF YOUR KITCHEN

Whether you are gut-renovating, building a new home or simply want to upgrade the tired look of your current kitchen, putting in the...

VEGAS ESCAPES: A TIM BURTON TWIST AT THE NEON MUSEUM

Nothing director Tim Burton does is without surprise. So expect the unexpected and the bizarre when his Las Vegas exhibit opens Oct....

 
 
 

ESCAPES: ELEGANCE STILL REIGNS ON TRAINS. ALL ABOARD FOR CANADA!

This week, Escapes takes us on two different train trips across Canada, where elegance and romance still reign. In other travel news,...

STEP INTO A 'SECRET CITY' WHERE THE ATOMIC BOMB WAS CREATED IN LOS ALAMOS, N.M

A short trip to the once secret city Los Alamos, N.M., where scientists toiled to create the atomic bomb.

 
 
 

COOL WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT FOR YOU AND YOUR PETS, PLUS A BATTERY BOOST

Make packing simpler, keep your pet cool and boost your batteries.

I INVITED MARY ANN TO A GILLIGAN-THEMED TIKI PARTY - AND SHE SHOWED UP

A half century after Mary Ann got off the island, we're taking her back. Dawn Wells joins us for a Gilligan-themed tiki party in Echo...

 
 
 

'CATWOMAN' JULIE NEWMAR TAKES LANDSCAPING PERSONALLY: 'A GARDEN IS A REFLECTION OF YOU.'

At 86, Julie Newmar, the curvy dancer/actress who made Catwoman an icon, has a simple plan for gardening and overcoming life's challenges:...

CHARACTERS INVADE LAS VEGAS, FROM TIM BURTON TO HELLO KITTY

New shows - Tim Burton at the Neon Museum and Atomic Saloon at the Venetian - plus a Hello Kitty Cafe keep Vegas vibrant

 
 
 



Africa unique travel experiences

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Unique Travel Experiences Offered In Small Group Travels

For travelers looking for unique holiday experience, small group travels are one of the best to way to do so. They usually offer tourists an opportunity to interact with... Read more ...

Unique Travel Experiences Offered In Small Group Travels

For travelers looking for unique holiday experience, small group travels are one of the best to way to do so. They usually offer tourists an opportunity to interact with... Read more ...

Prince George's school ballet lessons laughed at by US TV host

Prince George's school ballet lessons laughed at by US TV host

The Good Morning America host apologised for her 'insensitive comment' about Prince George's curriculum. Read more ...

Alexander Wang reinterprets the iconic Serpenti Forever bag for Bulgari

Alexander Wang reinterprets the iconic Serpenti Forever bag for Bulgari

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Get the hell off my Netflix profile: How to fix your feed when someone's...

Get the hell off my Netflix profile: How to fix your feed when someone's stuffed it up

OPINION: Only one person is supposed to be rooting around in my Netflix profile. Read more ...

At home in theatre director Ben Crowder's miner's cottage

At home in theatre director Ben Crowder's miner's cottage

Theatre director Ben Crowder lives in a renovated miner's cottage in Grey Lynn. Read more ...

How do we get through 'lesbian bed death'?

How do we get through 'lesbian bed death'?

ADVICE: We love each other, but our sexual desire has died. Read more ...

Recipe: Potato, silverbeet and goat's cheese fritters

Recipe: Potato, silverbeet and goat's cheese fritters

Silverbeet isn't a go-to vegetable for many people, but it's a versatile green that pairs well with eggs. Read more ...

Why spots are hot this season

Why spots are hot this season

OPINION: The right dots can offer a playful vibe or add tone to a textile. Read more ...

The best podcasts about relationships

The best podcasts about relationships

OPINION: Dating etiquette, uplifting love stories and tales of sacrifice and obsession feature in a trio of terrific podcasts. Read more ...

Recipe: Baked eggs with silverbeet, harissa and beans

Recipe: Baked eggs with silverbeet, harissa and beans

Eggs and beans... a Sunday morning classic. Read more ...

Rubber gloves and rebellion: this is what it means to be tagged

Rubber gloves and rebellion: this is what it means to be tagged

A tagger left their initials with a flourish. It was up to me to explain it... and clean it all off. Read more ...