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When we have guests in town who appreciate upscale food, we usually default to Ristorante Avanti.    But Oswald Restaurant could be argued to take that place, so we booked a table for our 30th anniversary dinner in October 2016. Reservations …

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Many San Francisco hotels near the financial district are hit or miss, unless you spring for a top chain like the Hilton or the Hyatt. A few weeks ago I took a chance on CQ Club Quarters Hotel hoping for …

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To truly experience Santa Cruz–especially the Santa Cruz Harbor, The Chardonnay II Tour is a must. Enjoying a trip on the Chardonnay was on my Fiancé’s bucket list; both being Santa Cruzians, we decided to check that off the list …

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When the weather turns cold, nothing beats a cozy cabin surrounded by evergreen forest and a scenic lake. If you’re looking for a rustic setting in California that hasn’t been overrun by the Tahoe sprawl, check out Bass Lake about …

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Pixie Deli – Aptos, CA

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Home town disappointment at Pixie Deli in Aptos. Pixie Environment: limited seating, beach-view, wooden tables, and little umbrellas. Usually a busy location and moderately high wait time. Pixie Staff : I rarely comment that service was poor or bad but …

 

Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant – San Jose, CA

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Have you tried Injera, wat, gomen, or kitfo? Then you need to try authentic Ethiopian food at– Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant. Zeni Environment: Inside there’s two seating options: regular table/chairs or traditional. Our suggestion, if you’re having Ethiopian food for the …

 

The Point – Chophouse & Lounge – Santa Cruz, CA

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When I heard ‘Chophouse and Lounge’ I didn’t exactly assume The Point Chophouse and Lounge would have a killer breakfast menu–but I was wonderfully wrong. The Point Environment – Comfortable, warm, relaxing, clean, spacious, and modern. The Point Staff – easy-going, responsive, kind, …

 

Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel Paradise Towers

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If you’ve attended more than one rock concert, you’ll feel right at home in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas . Besides a full casino, you’ll find plenty of restaurants (6), shops and pubs both indoor and …

 

Hotel in Rome? Triplomat stays at Hotel Quirinale

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Deciding on a central location for touring Rome can be confusing. Vatican? Spanish Steps? Colloseum? Roman Forum? St. Peter’s Basilica? All are within walking distance from a comfortable room at Rome’s Hotel Quirinale We used booking.com to choose Quiranale at …

 

Hotels in Sorrento? Try near Sorrento in Vico Equense – Cubo Apartment Hotels

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Any tour of Italy must include the Amalfi coast, a day trip to Capri, and a room with a view of the amazing coastline.  We used bookings.com to find our hotel just North of Sorrento.  Cubo Apartment Resort keeps beautiful …