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Redwood National and State Parks – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Yosemite National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood: If walls could talk, the rooms of this luxury Hollywood hotel would tell some unbelievable tales. The Chateau Marmont, built in 1920, is based on a French castle in the Loire Valley. There are 63 rooms, 23 suites and 4 bungalows. A night in the cheapest will set you back over $400. A small price to pay for a taste of the history of misadventure that Hollywood A-listers and Rock n Rollers such as James Dean, Led Zeppelin and The Doors have enjoyed in this celebrity haven. Read Greg Simmons article about the hotel on the Guardian Travel Website.
Stayon Beverly Hostel, 4619 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004: Finding a bed on Beverly Boulevard for $50 is challenging, that is until Danish Photographer Bo Lorentzen opened Stayon Beverly. Stayon is a clean, well equipped affordable accommodation in Korea Town. Read Annie’s (from waywardtraveller.com) review of her visit to Stayon Bervely.
Canter’s Delicatessen & Restaurant, 419 North Fairfax Avenue, LA, 90036: A famous Jewish delicatessen that became a hangout for show business personalities and musicians. Canter’s is widely celebrated for its traditional deli favorites, such as pastrami, matzoh ball soup and corned beef.
Napa Valley’s Best Breakfast Picks by Marybeth Bond on gutsytraveler.com.
San Francisco Food Trucks – One thing is for sure, the US love food. A craze of city food trucks is sweeping the nation, whereby tasty grub is served out the side of a cart. We are not just talking Hot Dogs but delicious tacos, dumplings and even desserts! Read Annie’s (from waywardtraveller.com) post about her tasting trip to the food trucks of San Fran, delicious!
The Amateur Traveler: Chris chats to Bethany of the Nevada Tourism Bureau about all things Lake Tahoe including Frank Sinatra’s tunnel, casinos and a skiing Elvis day!
Listen to Travel to Catalina Island off California – Episode 316 with Carrie from cruisebuzz.net on amateurtraveler.com.
Listen to Travel to the Eastern Slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains – Episode 178 with Doug McConnell of OpenRoad.tv on amateurtraveler.com.
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