’Tis the season for holiday travel. A record 5.6 million Californians will travel 50 miles or more during the four-day weekend, the highest number of people since 2007, according to AAA. While a snowstorm threatens the Northeast, California’s sunny skies and warm weather will mean smooth sailing for most travelers today and Thursday. Still, transportation experts are urging people to head out early to avoid the crowds.
David Lutz, 38, is a product manager for Collette (www.gocollette.com), an international guided-tour company. Lutz, originally from Houston, has lived or worked on six continents. For the last four years, he has lived in Slovakia.
For ski vacations, I often make a beeline for British Columbia where lots of ski resorts have exactly what I want. Resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb, Sun Peaks and Big White are within a day's drive of Seattle and offer fun ski villages; ski-in, ski-out lodging; and lots of varied terrain.
LONE PINE, Calif. - These days, sad to say, movie location scouts are so eager to flee California for cushy tax enticements that they don't even deign to shoot films supposed to be set in the Golden State on the terra bella.