For years, I have received a Christmas card from a friend dating back to my university days.not a close friend in the sense I see him frequently, but someone with whom I have maintained contact over the years.
While a student at university, I received an invitation to my friends family home one Thanksgiving, since my Mother and Father were out of the country on a business trip.
Having no inclinations to endure a round trip trans Atlantic
Having some business to do just outside Nashville, we decided to spend the weekend....but not downtown.
We prefer the West End, so the Loews Vanderbilt was our choice for three nights (no weekend conventions, so we got upgraded to a lovely two room suite on the eleventh floor....that's living in sytle
on the top floor).
The Concierge Lounge is a great place to have a light breakfast (eggs benedict one morning) and a cup or two of freshly brewed
Recently during a business trip to Santa Monica, I reading an article in Los Angeles Magazine [/i]entitled WEEKEND GETAWAYS 2008, which focused on a list of ideas for weekend escapes..one in particular caught my eye:
SUGGESTION[/b]# 11 Eating Apple Pie in Julian
Settled in 1869 by a former slave who struck gold, with a Main Street thats precious without being mushy, the mountain hamlet of Julian (about an hour northeast of San Diego) resists the clichs of a tourist town. Skip the omnipresent
CRITICAL POINTS:THE KEATING HOTEL
IS NOT for everyone!
IS PERECT for those who know what they want!
This was a BLEISURE add-on event,
three unbelievable evenings at The Keatingthanks to a great LL auction.
Several on-line reviews (a couple came up on tripadvisor.com), created a cautious approachafter all when seasoned travelers complain about no shower doors & water on the floor, not enjoying quiet evenings,
Why not head to Pisa and start your Italian holiday there?
I recently returned from a very relaxing vacation in Italy. I decided to have a nearly unstructured holiday, very few bookings, very few plans, no car, no frustrations on Italian roads. Of course, it helps that I have many friends to stay with throughout Italy, and that I have better than passable Italian, but I approached this adventure as a light nomad traveller, something that I havent done for many years.
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