Entertainment & Life

Northern California road trip has plenty to offer

California tourists know big city names such as Sacramento, but a visit to Northern California offers more than one opportunity to enjoy the area. It's a great place for a road trip. Camino, Coloma, Columbia, Jamestown, Placerville, Sonora and Tuolumne County are full of attractions just around the next bend in the road – gas up the car and see what the area has to offer.


Aquaman debuts at Madame Tussauds Orlando

Aquaman now has a home on dry land in Central Florida. A figure of the DC Comics superhero, portrayed on the big screen by Jason Momoa, now stands in Madame Tussauds Orlando, the wax-figure attraction on International Drive.


The best Las Vegas tours and experiences

Glitzy and open 24/7, Las Vegas promises all the fun and indulgence its nearly 40 million visitors a year can handle. But figuring out what to do – especially if rolling the dice till the wee hours isn't your jam – can be overwhelming. Luckily, you have plenty of options. In fact, this world-class city is spoiled for choice with high-adrenaline activities, big-budget stage shows, nightlife, pool parties and awe-inspiring nature tours. If you want a leg up on exploring everything Sin City has to offer, consider booking these tours and attractions right now.


Charting our own course on a sailing adventure in the British Virgin Islands

It was like something out of an action movie. Silently and with a sense of urgency I didn't yet understand, I jumped off a dinghy and swam through cold waves up to the beach, squeezed through narrow openings between granite boulders, waded across shallow pools, ducked into caves and gingerly descended a series of makeshift ladders, many of the driftwood steps lost to the surrounding sea a long time ago.


Travel dilemmas: Stamp of approval for pros

Question: I'm trying to maneuver my way through the world of visas and realize I need help. Three of us are traveling to Cambodia and Vietnam. Is it better to get the visa yourself or have a visa service do it? Also, what about getting a visa on arrival? Another question: The flight to Cambodia will require two lengthy layovers, one in Seoul and the other in Shanghai. Is it safe to drink the water? What about food?

Watch the start of ‘Accidental Climber,’ a new documentary about a Sacramentan’s Everest attempt

“Accidental Climber” is a new documentary about on Sacramento resident Jim Geiger’s attempt to climb Mount Everest at age 68. It will debut Nov. 8, 2018 at the Napa Valley Film Festival.