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Monterey auto auction features Steve McQueen cars

The 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight racing car

(Credit: RMAuctions / Pawel Litwinski)

OK, it's fantasy time. But, really, isn't that what travel is all about? I'm sticking with that, because right now I'm dreaming about going to Monterey, Calif., for the RM Auctions on Friday and Saturday.

RM offers automobile auctions around the globe, and, as usual, the one in Monterey is stocked with collectibles that would be pretty great to see in person. A number even have celebrity connections,...

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California retreat with surfers Pat O'Connell and Jon Rose

Pro surfer Jon Rose.

(Credit: Handout)

Surfers and wannabes alike, brush off your beach-speak and get ready: The Surf with a Legend package at California's Montage Laguna Beach includes plenty of wave time with two greats.

Participants will hit the waves with Pat O'Connell, a competitive surfer who was featured in “The Endless Summer,” and Jon Rose, a professional surfer and the founder of the eco-minded Waves for Water; the two...

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