How to make it through the inauguration and march in Washington, D.C.

Housing, easy transportation and creature comforts will be in short supply over inauguration weekend in the nation’s capital, with the inaugural and Women’s March expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people.


In the footsteps of Harry and Sally

You’re reading a travel article that revisits locations used to shoot a well-known holiday movie set in New York City, so of course you assume you’ll see the phrase “Miracle on 34th Street.” Well, there it was, but don’t expect to encounter it again because that film is too obvious a choice for our theme. Macy’s is still there. Gimbels isn’t; end of story.


CES 2017 innovation awards: Hottest tech coming this year

CES 2017 showed off the latest and hottest tech toys, smart phones and high-definition televisions in the business - as well as new products never before seen. The 2017 innovation awards, described by the Consumer Electronics Show as "honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products," highlight the top tech in various fields, which are voted on by a three-member team of industry members. Here are 31 items that won an innovation award for the 2017 show and may find there way into your home this year.


Paisley Park vs. Graceland: How do these royal museums compare?

Graceland and Paisley Park. They're as different as Memphis and Minneapolis, as rock and funk, as the 6-foot King and the 5-foot-2 Prince. Elvis had his stud-decorated jumpsuits, an endless supply of silk scarves and a big necklace with his lightning "TCB" (taking care of business) logo. Prince had his colorful custom-designed outfits, an endless collection of shoes with 4-inch heels and a big necklace with his unpronounceable glyph.


Reno: Biggest little city is growing up

Hunched on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada, Reno has long suffered a reputation as a poor man's Las Vegas with snow. Its casinos are more modest than the flashing palaces on the Strip, and even its motto - "The Biggest Little City in the World" - feels strangely self-deprecating.


Travel deal: Teach your honey to ski in Vermont

The deal: The Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vermont, has over 100 acres of skiing for total beginners to complete pros, plus a cozy facility with fireplaces, restaurants and proximity to the quaint town of Woodstock. Want to teach your snow sport hobby to your sweetheart? This package is a perfect mix of slope time and relaxation and valid now through mid-March. Great for Valentine's Day getaways.


Travel dilemmas: Save on your vacay stay

We've already looked ahead to 2017. The Los Angeles Times' alphabetical list of places to go included Bordeaux and Yosemite ( Events that got us excited: Canada's 150th birthday party and the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's summer of love ( And things to know ( included continued - we hope - low airfares, especially to Asia and Europe, and myriad ways to get around the airline bag fee, none of them involving lame excuses that the traveler "didn't know it wouldn't fit in the overhead bin."


Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming

A new sport called packrafting is transforming backcountry travel, allowing adventurers to carry compact inflatable rafts on the trail.
Brad Branan
Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming 1:44

Packrafting the rivers and trails of Wyoming

Beat the crowds at Yosemite 1:16

Beat the crowds at Yosemite

Immersed in beauty in the Japanese Tea Garden 1:02

Immersed in beauty in the Japanese Tea Garden

It's time to play in Golden Gate Park 0:59

It's time to play in Golden Gate Park