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UNITED STATES

 

Anchorage, AK

 

-          B&B’s: Diana’s Downtown B&B, Oscar Gill House

-          Dining: Glacier Brewhouse, Snow City Café, Humpy’s, Snow Goose

-          Nightlife: Bernie’s Bungalow Lounge

-          Fresh Fish: New Sagaya Fish Market

-          Uniquely Alaskan: Oomingmak Musk Ox Producer’s Coop, The Ulu Factory

-          Best Hikes: Flattop Mountain, Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

-          Not in Anchorage: Denali National Park, Homer, Seward

 

Austin, TX

 

-          Hotel San Jose

-          Dining: Matt’s El Rancho, Chuy’s, Shady Grove, Sonic Drive-in

-          Nightlife: The Continental Club, Antone’s Blues Club, Stubb’s BBQ

 

Boston, MA

 

-     Theatre: ImprovBoston (Inman Square, Cambridge); American Repertory Theater, (Harvard Square, Cambridge)

-     Dining: S&S Deli (Inman Square, Cambridge), Redbones (Davis Square, Somerville), Jae’s (Inman Square, Cambridge)

-     Sights: Faneuil Hall & Marketplace, Newbury Street, Copley Square, Freedom Trail, The Charles River & Esplanade, Beacon Hill, Harvard Square (Cambridge),

-          Transportation: The T

-          Hotels:

 

Chicago, IL

 

-     Theatre – The Second City

-          Sights: Michigan Avenue, Marshall Fields, Navy Pier, Water Tower Place, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Museum of Art, Bahai Temple (Wilmette), Wrigley Field, Lincoln Ave., Frank Lloyd Wright Homes (Oak Park)

-     Transportation – The “L”

 

Cleveland, OH

 

-          Sights: Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, The Flats, Terminal Tower, University Circle, Cleveland Museum of Art, Westside Market

-          Restaurants: Stouffer’s, Yours Truly, Gamekeeper’s Tavern (Chagrin Falls)

-          Useful site: http://www.cleveland.com/ 

 

Honolulu, HI

 

-          Hotel: Waikiki Parc Hotel (across from the Halekulani, luxury at great value)

-          Sights: Waikiki Beach, Aloha Tower, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay

-          Nightlife: Mai Tai Bar/Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Don Ho’s Revue, La Mariana Sailing Club & Tiki Bar, 50 Sand Island Access Rd. 808-848-2800

-          Unique Shop: Aunty Mary Lou’s Na Lima Mili Hulu No’eau Feather Products & Classes, 762 Kapahulu Ave. 808-732-0865

-          Consignment Shop: Pzazz, 3057 Waialae Ave. 808-732-5900

-          Hawaiian Quilts: http://kenuiquilts.com/

 

Las Vegas, NV

 

-          Hotel: Holiday Inn Emerald Springs 800-732-7889 (no casino, 4 blocks to Bellagio)

-          Hotel: The Aladdin 877-333-WISH

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

-          Sights: Sunset Blvd (from Pacific Coast Highway to Downtown LA), Greystone Manor (Beverly Hills), 3rd Street Promenade (Santa Monica), Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from Santa Monica to Malibu, Hollywood Blvd., Universal Studios, Venice Beach, The Getty Museum, Mulholland Drive, Melrose Ave. (between Fairfax & La Brea), Rodeo Drive (Beverly Hills), the Hollywood Sign (off Beachwood Drive), Griffith Park Observatory, Huntington Gallery & Gardens (Pasadena)

-          Theatre – The Groundlings

-          Hotels: Shangri-la (Santa Monica), Oceana (Santa Monica), Radisson LAX

-         Restaurants: Inn of the Seventh Ray (Topanga Canyon), Louise’s (everywhere)

 

Miami, FL

 

-          Sights: South Beach Art Deco District

-          Restaurants: Wolfie’s, Rascal House

 

 New York City, NY

 

-          Hotels: Westside YMCA, Empire Hotel, The Gershwin Hotel, Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’ and Airmen’s Club (requires veteran/military affiliation)

-          Theatre – Broadway Shows, Off-Broadway Shows, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Chicago City Limits, anything with Adam Felber

-          Stand-up Comedy: Caroline’s

-          Transportation: The Metro

 

San Francisco, CA

 

-          Transportation – BART, MUNI, CalTrans

-          Best Airport: Oakland

-          Hotels – Laurel Inn, corner Presidio and California, The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley

-          Restaurants – Chez Panisse (Berkeley)

-          Sights – Golden Gate Bridge, The Presidio, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, The Castro

-          Parks – Golden Gate Park, The Presidio, Tilden Park (Berkeley)

-          Bay Views – The Embarcadero, Crissy Field, Fort Point, Treasure Island, Grizzly Peak Road (Berkeley)

-          Ocean Views – Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, Lands End

-          Best Fish Tacos: Baja Taqueria (Piedmont Ave., Oakland)

-          Best Parades: Gay Pride Parade, How Berkeley Can You Be Parade

-          Useful Website: http://www.sfgate.com/

 

Washington, DC

 

-          Sights: The Capitol Building, The White House, Library of Congress, Smithsonian, National Gallery

-          Transportation: The Metro

 

CANADA

 

Montreal, Quebec

 

-          B&B: Lindsey’s B&B for Women, near St. Denis & Duluth, (888) 655-8655

 

MEXICO

 

Real de Catorce

 

-          Useful Website: Real de Catorce Homepage

 

San Miguel de Allende

 

-          Useful Website: Portal San Miguel

 

ASIA

 

Hong Kong

 

-          Hotel - The Salisbury - YMCA of Hong Kong – Kowloon, next door to the exclusive Peninsula Hotel

-          Transportation – The MTR

-          Food – the Night Market west of the Jordan metro station

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Machu Picchu, Peru

 

-          Useful Website: http://www.machupicchu.org/

 

 

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Athens, Greece

 

Auckland, New Zealand

 

Bangkok, Thailand

 

Barcelona, Spain

 

Berlin, Germany

 

Brussels, Belgium

 

Cairns, Austraila

 

Cancun, Mexico

 

Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Dublin, Ireland

 

Florence, Italy

 

Guatemala City, Guatemala

 

Heidelberg, Germany

 

Helsinki, Finland

 

Istanbul, Turkey

 

Kyoto, Japan

 

Lima, Peru

 

Lisbon, Portugal

 

London, England

 

Madrid, Spain

 

Melbourne, Australia

 

Mexico City, Mexico

 

Milan, Italy

 

Moscow, Russia

 

Mumbai, India

 

Munich, Germany

 

New Dehli, India

 

Paris, France

 

Prague, Czech Republic

 

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

 

Rome, Italy

 

San Jose, Costa Rica

 

Santa Fe, NM

 

Seattle, WA

 

St. Petersberg, Russia

 

Stockholm, Sweden

 

Sydney, Australia

 

Tokyo, Japan

 

Toronto, Ontario

 

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Venice, Italy

 

Wellington, New Zealand