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Road Trip Ideas: Five Great Routes in the U.S.

by Annemarie Dooling. Posted Feb 17th 2011 03:00 PM
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Before you've packed your bags and grabbed your essential car items, you need to figure out where you'll go on your road trip. The U.S. has several direct routes leading to and from major cities, and whether you're heading out with a buddy, a partner or the whole family, you'll find something to do. Below, find our recommendations for five great U.S. road trip ideas.
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Three-Day Cruises: Choosing the Right One

by Shawn Douglas. Posted Feb 14th 2011 01:00 PM
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Are you thinking about taking a cruise but only have a small time frame to travel? Then the three-day cruise may be the perfect option for you.
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Top 5 Los Angeles Food Trucks

by Julie Wolfson. Posted Feb 9th 2011 12:05 PM
Los Angeles food trucks

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When planning a trip to LA, consider checking out the Los Angeles street food scene including the very popular food truck community. Millions watched The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network. Two Los Angeles food trucks battled it out in the final challenge. Nom Nom Truck served up copious amounts of Vietnemese banh mi while Grill 'Em All captured the hearts of burger lovers taking home the title and the prize money. Food trucks in Los Angeles serve everything from fusion tacos to sweet treats. To find their locations keep your eyes open, check their websites, or follow them on Twitter. These 5 trucks offer a taste of the best of LA:
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Los Angeles: Hotels Near LAX

by Shawn Douglas. Posted Feb 4th 2011 04:39 PM
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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of the top ten busiest airports in the world. With so many people coming and going, having a wide variety of hotels near LAX is essential. But what are some of the better LAX hotels and how do you find more about them?
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Inside the Magic Castle

by Julie Wolfson. Posted Jan 21st 2011 12:05 PM
Magic Castle

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Few experiences in Los Angeles are more iconic that a visit to the world famous members-only Magic Castle. This Victorian Mansion above Hollywood Boulevard houses the Academy of Magic Arts, an organization devoted to the advancement of magic. For an evening of evening of entertainment and magic, members and their guests must follow the strict dress code: coat and ties for the men, eveningwear for the women. No casual clothing. The castle is 21 and over, with the exception of Sunday brunch which is open to families. The magicians and members believe that following the rules as well classy and respectful behavior helps make an evening at the Magic Castle truly special.
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