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)

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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:


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:


Washington, DC


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

-          Transportation: The Metro




Montreal, Quebec


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




Real de Catorce


-          Useful Website: Real de Catorce Homepage


San Miguel de Allende


-          Useful Website: Portal San Miguel




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




Machu Picchu, Peru


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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