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Tuesday Travel Ticker: Gas down, snow up

Gas prices in the United States have fallen more than 5 cents over the last two weeks, the Lundberg Survey finds. Prices are down a total of 24 cents over the last six weeks. The city with the lowest average price in the latest survey was Albuquerque, N.M., at $2.83. The highest average? San Francisco, at $3.57 . . . . Snow is anticipated from New Mexico into Kansas through Tuesday, with blizzard conditions possible. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings across portions of northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, and northern Texas . . . . Southern California mountains are expecting clear skies and typical temps for this time of year, through Christmas Day . . . . The sailing schooner America is offering a “No Seasickness Guarantee” for whale watching trips from the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The four-month viewing season runs through April 15.  For details, click here or call (800) 644-3454 . . . Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel hosts its 27th annual Chefs’ Holidays series from Jan. 8 to Feb. 2, with  25 prominent American chefs and culinary pros over eight sessions. For info, call (801) 559-4903 or click here  . . . . The second annual Napa Truffle Festival takes place Jan. 13-16,  focusing primarily on black truffles. For info, call (888) 753-9378, or click here . . . . The Food Wine Festival – Palm Desert kicks off March 23 for three days. For tickets, click here  . . . . Travel quote of the day: “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white.’” (Bing Crosby)

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