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New York City

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  • Times Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Things to Do

    the other southern part of times square, where the famous TKTS booths for buying cheap and half priced theater tickets is acutally named Father Duffy Square.Located between 45th and 47th Streets, Broadway and Seventh Avenue.Father Duffy was the Roman Catholic Chaplain of the famed Fighting Irish 69th Regiment of the New York National Guard, Father...

  • Casablanca Hotel

    New York City Hotels

    This is a Hotel /Bed and Breakfast. It is a oasis in the middle of Times Square. It is quiet inside...

  • Serendipity

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    New York City Restaurants

    The food is very over rated especially considering the prices. However the surroundings are really nice and that is what makes the experience. There booking system is shocking, they don't seem to be aware of modern technology your choices are either ring them or stand outstand the restuarant an 1-2hours before hand and hope you can get in. God...


Las Vegas

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New Orleans

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  • Bourbon Street

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    New Orleans Things to Do

    Bourbon Street is the core of New Orleans' nightlife. It is a street that runs the length of the historic French Quarter, and is lined with bars, nightclubs, and souvenir shops. For parents traveling with children - beware - there are also a number of strip clubs along Bourbon Street that are not discreet in their advertising. Bourbon Street has...

  • Omni Royal Orleans

    New Orleans Hotels

    the omni royal orleans is located between royal and chartres streets in the heart of the french...

  • Cafe du Monde

    4 out of 5 stars

    New Orleans Restaurants

    Everybody wants to try a beignet here and rightly so. Café Du Monde is large and open 24 hrs so there really is no excuse. But be warned - three beignets are enough for two - we bought three more to take home and eat later. Still good, but not the same. In April 2013, two café au laits and six beignets cost under $12. Great place to people watch...


San Francisco

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  • Universal Studios

    Orlando Things to Do

    I am not a Furry Potter--I mean Harry Potter-- fan in the slightest, but I still thought the Harry Potter World at Universal was pretty cool, other than the the throngs of people it attracts. The town is so authentic the wood is real wood, the stone is real stone, no plastic junk here. Even the butterbeer is real butterbeer, but only if you pay $5...

  • The Villas of Grand Cypress

    Orlando Hotels

    As an alternative to Orlando's many hotels, the villas on offer make an excellent base for an...

  • Seafood

    4 out of 5 stars

    Orlando Restaurants

    This is a great place for seafood, the decor is bright and cheery colors and the service is great. My favorite is the dungeness crab legs! I get the 1 1/2 pound platter, it comes with boiled potatoes and cole slaw. Very good!



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  • Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Things to Do

    Visit the observation platform at Sears Tower/ now Willis Tower (starting with July 16, 2009). The building is 110 storeys above ground. There is a wonderful view of the city and neighborhood from the observation platform here. We were surprised by the quick and effective elevator and the wonderful views from the observation platform. We only had...

  • The Peninsula Chicago

    Chicago Hotels

    The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago is an absolutely wonderful hotel! Every detail is thought through and...

  • Berghoff Bar & Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    The main restaurant of Berghoffs is closed. The bar will reopen under another name and the cafe will remain open, but the old panelled dining room will become a space for private catered parties. ------------------ You miss German food and beer? You want to get service on the grumpy side? This is the place. The pictured salmon dish was typically...


Los Angeles

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  • Universal Studios

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Los Angeles Things to Do

    I'm sure most people, at least in the US, are aware of what Universal Studios is. So, I'm not going to go into great detail, but I will say that the amount of detail and effort put into the attractions is impressive and, for many people this is quite a trip. I'm not a huge fan of expensive tickets, tourist activities and long lines. That said, I...

  • Magic Castle Hotel

    Los Angeles Hotels

    The Magic castle hotel is a great place to stay. It looks small at first view but its rooms are on...

  • In-n-Out Burger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Los Angeles Restaurants

    Last visit November, 2012 Californians are passionate about their In-N-Out Burger's, the drive thru is always stacked with cars, there is always a line inside with people waiting patiently for their orders. I usually find myself at In-N-Out at least once when I'm in So Cal and this trip was no exception, there was one just up the street from my...


Key West

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  • Duval Street

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Key West Things to Do

    Duval Street in Key West is known for its ***colorful*** nightlife. You can see a little bit of all kinds of attire, including some men who like to dress in unusual and/or women's clothing. There is even one bar called Garden of Eden where clothing is optional. I've never figured out how the patrons go from off the street obviously wearing clothes...

  • Eden House

    Key West Hotels

    I am currently experiencing the happy hour on a deck above the pool. It is the designated smoker's...

  • Blue Heaven

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Key West Restaurants

    This is just the kind of funky local place Boyd and I love to find! The outside seating area is covered by sails to protect from sun and rain, and there is a small stage for music. We went for breakfast, and it was great - chickens running between the tables (chickens seem to roam free all over KW). Loved the gift shop - t-shirts and postcards, but...


Myrtle Beach

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  • In The Ocean

    Myrtle Beach Warnings and Dangers

    You need to be cautious of the ocean. If you don't want to risk getting cut by Zebra Muscles, wear water shoes, i didn't but its a suggestion. Also when the tides become stronger make sure to always e on the look out for your swim partner, the current usually pulls you down the beach. And in my opinion, the jelly fish are what you need to be...

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach...

    Myrtle Beach Hotels

    This hotel is new, clean, is right on the beach and is a good value, however in all my years of...

  • The Only Place That really Rocks

    Myrtle Beach Nightlife

    The Sound Hole is the place you go when you love loud, original, live music. From the moment you walk into this converted house, you can feel the atmosphere of a funky rock club pour over you. The stage is adjacent to the bar so the action is always right there. The staff is friendly and funny and make the most original shots in Myrtle Beach (Try a...



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  • Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Boston Things to Do

    the historic Faneuil Hall was once at the edge of Boston's Land as before the sea reclamations of the 18th century, it was busiest market area, together with Quinct Market and Dock Square. This Hall is also known as the place where famous Patriots like Samuel Adams (not the Beer Brand!) and James Otis held speeches and orations to people to promote...

  • Hotel Commonwealth

    Boston Hotels

    This looks like the old Kenmore Hotel of the 1970's Grahm Jr College used this as a dorm and...

  • Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Boston Restaurants

    My wife and I were shopping in the Farmer's Market and the Faneuil Market when we decide to grab a bite to eat. I didn't feel like eating at one of the food hall stands so we decided to try this place out. I liked that the restaurant was upstairs and not on the main level where the crowds tend to mull. We were seated at a nice table for two...


San Diego

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  • Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    San Diego Things to Do

    Oh a zoo, a paradox of conservation and captivity, of living things in a decent environment or squalor, of the marvels of the natural world or the boredom of looking at another exhibit fast asleep? Here are my tips for San Diego Zoo which is one of the best - If you want to see the Pandas go there first. The queues later on in the day were a tad...

  • Residence Inn San Diego Scripps Poway...

    San Diego Hotels

    If you want to stay at a place that's not right on the beach, but still close enough to get anywhere...

  • Anthony's Fish Grotto

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Diego Restaurants

    Anthony's has been a favorite in San Diego for many years. It is conveniently located on Harbor Drive, along the San Diego Bay near the Star of India, the Cruise Ship Terminals and the Habor Cruise kiosks. There are three restaurants rolled into one at this spot. The Star of the Sea Room is "casually elegant," the Fish Grotto is casual, family...



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  • Space Needle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seattle Things to Do

    One of the first places we wanted to see in Seattle was the "Space Needle", of course. When I think of Seattle, the Space Needle immediately comes to mind and as it has been the symbol of Seattle since opening for the 1962 World's Fair. Riding the elevator up to the top might just make you a little weak in the knees if heights bother you. But it...

  • Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton...

    Seattle Hotels

    We stayed at this hotel from July 5 - 9th, 2010 as a family of four with 2 adults and 2 children...

  • Space Needle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seattle Restaurants

    SkyCity is open for lunch, dinner, and Saturday and Sunday brunch. Since I couldn't go for lunch and didn't want to waste a Saturday or Sunday on the Space Needle, I had dinner. The main draw for me was: "As always, your elevator ride and Observation Deck access are complimentary when dining at SkyCity." At that time the ride up was $6.00. Now it...



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  • Pearl Harbor

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Honolulu Things to Do

    Pearl Harbour and especially its WWII plight is so famous that once in Honolulu there is practically no chance of skipping it. The area where the unsalvageable sunken ships were laying was turned into a memorial to the dead, still buried under the wreckage with an option for survivors to join their comrades at time of death. The whole complex...

  • Outrigger Reef On The Beach

    Honolulu Hotels

    We stayed at this hotel with a 3 month old in December of 2011. We were the last one to check in...

  • Shorebird

    4 out of 5 stars

    Honolulu Restaurants

    The Shorebird in Waikiki is a huge restaurant right on the beach, perfect for dinner and drinks in a true Hawaiian atmosphere. We arrived one weekday evening, and the restaurant and bar were packed. We ordered a round of local draft beers (around $7 each), then we got our table right along the water. The menu is pretty extensive and expensive. We...



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  • Stone Mountain

    Atlanta Things to Do

    A really big rock of granite east of the city, Stone Mountain has good and bad past references.....They used to have KKK meetings at the top back in the bad old days, and lots of Civil War stuff happened around there, but it is a gorgeous hunk of rock for climbing, boating in the lake, fishing, sightseeing, a train ride and a laser show in the...

  • Four Seasons Atlanta

    Atlanta Hotels

    The Four Seasons rates 5 stars in almost all surveys and for great reasons. Location, amenities,...

  • The Varsity

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Restaurants

    OK, everyone has their favorite meal from the big V, but this is the real deal----- for meat eaters, get a chili steak, a slaw dog, order of rings, and an orange drink or an FO (frosted orange) Veggies can get rings, cole slaw and some ketchup. :>>> I live closer to the Kennesaw location which has all the same stuff as downtown except the...


San Antonio

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    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    As I read a book about America's 6th President, John Quincy Adams, it is interesting to read about his travels at an early age with his father, John Adams, the 2nd President, and by himself. A few quotes and observations from a book by Harlow Giles Unger.

    "Foreign travel would also enhance John Quincy's education and accelerate his evolution into the wise and great man his parents expected him to become."
    At age 10 he and his father made their first crossing across the Atlantic where they were chased by 3 British frigates who were out to capture the senior John Adams.
    On his second voyage at age 12 "savage storms split the ships seams, water seeped aboard and the captain ordered all adults (10 and over) to take turns working the pumps in 4 hour shifts." They did this over the course of many days. When they finally reached land and "after the men stopped pumping 7 feet of water had filled the hull of the ship."

    At Age 16 because of his language skills be went to Russia as a secretary/translator with Francis Dana, U.S. minister to the court of Empress Catherine II (who spoke no French). French was then the language of diplomacy. To get from where he and his father were in Holland to St Petersburg he travelled 2000 miles through various countries and kept a daily diary. After his duties there ended he made his way back to Holland via Scandanavia and Germany. He especially enjoyed Sweden where he "plunged into Swedish life for early six rapture-filled weeks." His thoughts about the Swedes at the time were "I believe there is no country in Europe where the people are more hospitable and affable to strangers."

    Here's to America's first European travelller, John Quincy Adams.

    He would have been a great VT member. Don't you think?

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