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Pink’s Hot Dogs

July 30th, 2008

Pink’s Hot Dogs

Founded in 1939, Pink’s Hot Dogs is one of the most famous hot dog stands in the country. Located on the corner of Melrose and La Bera Ave in Los Angeles, local hot dog lovers and celebrities gather a Pink’s regularly for their famous chili dogs.

Pink’s Hot Dog Menu

  • Chili Dog
  • 10″ Stretch Chili Dog
  • Chili Cheese Dog
  • Bacon Chili Cheese Dog
  • Guadalajara Dog
  • Chili Dog with Suaerkraut
  • Mild or Spicy Polish Dog
  • Chicago Polish Dog
  • New York Dog
  • Coleslaw Dog
  • Polish Pastrami - Swiss Cheese Dog
  • Nacho Cheese Dog
  • Turkey Dog

To see pictures of celebrities who have visited Pink’s Hot Dogs before click here to go to the Official Pink’s Hot Dogs website.

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Take an Adventure on a Caribbean Cruise Ship for an easy, fun and cheap getaway

July 28th, 2008

Caribbean

 

Cruising around the Caribbean Island is the easier, fun and cheaper getaway. My family and I love cruising in Paradise. We call it Paradise because at the moment we step down onto the Caribbean we enter a state of true bliss; over and above we can listen to the tropical breeze swinging the tall and skinny palms as if they were dancing along with.

We do recommend bringing with you sunscreen lotion because the bright sun gets really intense in anticipation of the stunning sunset.

Easier, Fun and Cheaper

It’s easier because a Cruise Ship provides:

  • Exciting Alternative Itineraries.
  • Selection of Food and Beverage 24/7.
  • Beauty salon, Shops and Spas.
  • Bilingual Staff and Knowledgeable Concierge expert.
  • Safety ambiance and Medical Assistance if needed.

It’s fun because:

  • You meet new people and no hassles of getting lost. (Depends how big is the cruise ship)
  • Activities and Entertainment inside the cruise and Shore Excursion outside the cruise ship.
  • Fun if you travel with kids or with a big group.
  • Great weather.

It’s Cheaper because:

  • All above are included in one time price per person.
  • Duty-Free Allowance: Ship itineraries that include any of U.S Virgin Islands: St. Thomas; St. Croix; St. John.

Tips

I recommend Carnival Cruise line for young crowd.

For honeymooners or in a romantic trip I recommend The Royal Caribbean Int’l.

Upon shipping make sure you wear a bathing suit and have the essential items, since the luggage wouldn’t be available for hours.

Be aware that “Hurricane Season” is defined as June 10th through November 10th.

And one last tip: At Departure time take your luggage with you instead of waiting for the bellman to bringing down and prevent waiting time waiting for your luggage.

francesr Cruises, Destinations

Venice

July 25th, 2008

Venice

Across 118 Capital of the Veneto region, stretches islands, is one of the most charming places I have ever visited. It took 2.5 hours on the Eurostar train from Milan to Venice - Santa Lucia.

Venice Hotels

I split my stay between two hotels, the Best Western Cavalletto and San Marco Palace. Both of them are located on San Dei Dogi in Marco Square 40 minutes by water boat from Santa Marco (6.5 Euros each way). Both hotels were absolutely great. San Marco Palace is a suite hotel with a small reception hotel team while Best Western very friendly Cavalletto Dei Dogi (which is located 1 minute away from San Marco Palace) has a larger welcoming lobby and the team is as well.

My favorite places in Venice

My favorite place in Venice Mainland is Bistrot De Venise. You will never forget watching the gondolas go by on the canals at this very charming restaurant. If you are looking for a romantic restaurant, you will like Al Chianti in the evening when the square is less crowded this restaurant is splendid. For good Italian food I recommend Mercanti.

Venice Shopping

For the shopping lovers, don’t expect to find bookstores and a lot of places to buy glassware, here in these small shops. There is a market located right by the Rialto bridge. A store I really liked there was the Rialto Handcraft store.

San Marco Square

( San Marco Square )

Also check out Green Pub near campo Santa Marherita or for some ice cream you can visit Torino@notte which is minutes from San Marco Square.

Ciao!

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The Last Minute Travel Club is now Tax Inclusive!

July 23rd, 2008

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Budapest – City of Dreams

July 21st, 2008

Budapest

Once you visit Budapest you will want to visit this city again and again. The city is split into 2 parts Buda and Pest and you can easily spend and entire week there.

Sightseeing – At Pest I will recommend to visit parliament building, to take yellow metro line to Hosok tere ( Heros square , Zoo and Szesany Spa center are few minutes walk away )

Buda side has a lot of history and museums . You can spend one day at Buda Hills, visiting Fisherman bastion and Matias Church.

Other attractions in the city: Margit islande located on danube river , Vaci Utca famous walking street of the city with many shops and restaurants.

Restaurants : I will recommend Lugash –located in the city centre opposite Basilica , the place with best Goulash for sure.

For meat lovers there is a paradise place called Sir Lancelot (2 min away from Nyugati metro station ), except great atmosphere and design you really get nice piece of beef for reasonable rate.

Shopping ( famous female hobby ) - don’t waste your time and money on Vaci Utca, take a metro to Nyugati station and spend your day at Westend shopping centre. If its still not enough take another 4 metro stops and visit Duna Plaza – biggest mall of the city ( credit card companies will be proud of you )

Hotels – I will recommend Hilton WestEnd, as of location, shopping, atmosphere and of course SERVICE, something that they are specialized in.

Best regards,

Greg

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Cleveland Rocks!!!!

July 18th, 2008

Welcome to Cleveland!!!

My name is Ligy E. Alarcon, I am one of the new Product Development Managers. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio brought me to appreciate this very industrial city! There are many great attributes to Cleveland but I want to highlight one of my many favorites. Being a lover of rock and roll it fits perfect to talk about one of the most visited museums in Cleveland and also worldwide,The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries on through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library of rock lavish information. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Cleveland, you will feel at home, I certainly do…Cleveland is a great city, a place of connections - an evolving community, vibrant and viable, where we can all belong.

Today is a very special day…why because..Today in Rock and Roll History…….

1951
Joe Turner hits #2 on the R&B chart and #30 on the pop chart with “Chains of Love” and hits #3 on the R&B chart with “Chill Is On”. Both singles are released on Atlantic records.

1967
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass hit #27 with “Casino Royale”.

1969
Only five months after his debut album, Neil Young releases ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,’ the first of many with Crazy Horse.

1972
The Chi-Lites hit #1 with “Oh Girl”.

1972
Cat Steves hits #6 with “Morning Has Broken.”

1973
My Love (Paul McCartney & Wings) was a hit.

1979
Hot Stuff (Donna Summer) was a hit.

1988
The Rascals re-form, minus Eddie Brigati, for a “Good Lovin’ ‘88″ tour and perform at Atlantic Records’ 40th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.

1991
MTV Europe announces Monaco as its 27th country.

1996
MTV unveils the 1996 MTV Beach House on Memorial Day with 12 hours of non-stop live programming. Celebrity guest are on hand as well as a live performance from rap artists Coolio who sings his new single “It’s All the Way Live (Now)”.

1996
‘Broken Arrow,’ which reunites Neil Young with Crazy Horse, is released.

1997
‘Flaming Pie’, Paul McCartney’s first studio album in four years, is released.

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Trip To Ecuador

July 16th, 2008

When I started planning to go to Ecuador, I was very excited because Ecuador was close to Colombia, my home country. I have not been back in my country for more than eight years.

The beginning of the trip to Ecuador:

The first city was Guayaquil. It was a great city but very hot. While riding the taxi from the airport, the taxi driver decided to check if our bags were still in the open-trunk every time we stopped at a traffic light. What I great start, ah??? Any way…we arrived to our hotel at the Best Western, checked in and ran downstairs to a great tour of the city in the afternoon. The tour guy was very knowledgeable of the history and culture of the city.

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Año Viejo

The best thing I liked about this city was the toys hanging on the street for the Año Viejo (This toys are only in the street when December gets close by since it’s a tradition to burn a character that you pick to welcome the New Year) and the iguanas at the different parks. I liked the toys because they reminded me of my childhood, and the iguanas because I had never seen then before. Also I like Malecon 2000, which has great restaurants overlooking at the sea and a fantastic view (just recommend to go in the day time).

Our second stay in Ecuador was Cuenca. It made a big impact on me. At the airport, there were lots of children asking for money and also looking for food in the trash cans. It was really sad, but aside from this the people look warm, nice and very honest. When we arrived to the hotel, we felt in love. It was a really great place. In the entire stay in Ecuador, we received the best service in this place. The hotel is really not a hotel, is a hostal but the best hostal you have ever seen. Its called Hostal Posada del Angel; great people, great service. It felt like I was with family.

Cuenca is a little cute town that you can feel really safe. There are great bar, amazing restaurants like La Mansion Del Belalcazar-what a great place!!! It is beautiful and perfect. That night we had great fun. Cuenca was really the best city for me in all the three big cities that we went to. It is such a great place with great people.

Our next city was Quito. It was very cold. Our hotel had the worst service but it was really fancy. At least our beds were very comfortable. A phone call there was $2.00 a minute, while in Cuenca it was $0.10. I don’t even want to remember how much I paid there in phone calls. We did a lot of touring and shopping, especially in Octavalo market. One of the things that I most liked when I went to Quito was the bike-ride tour. When we rode the bikes, it was very scary. I really thought I was going to fall. We rode from the volcano to the main park. One of the greatest attractions in Quito is La Mitad del Mundo. This place was amazing!!! Here you can buy your souvenirs as in Octavalo Market. See the video below for an example of one of the experiments that they perform at La Mitad del Mundo.

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Experiments in Mitad del Mundo Quito Ecuador

Hope you guys like my ideas.

take care and happy trip!

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Copenhagen - The Little Mermaid

July 14th, 2008

“The Little Mermaid” from the fairytale with the same name, by HC Andersen, is probably the best known tourist attraction in Copenhagen.

Here are a few things that I bet you didn’t know:

1961 - September 1
Bra & panties were painted on her, and her hair was ‘dyed’ red

1963 - April 28
She was covered in red paint

1964 - April 24
She was decapitated

1976 - July 15
She was covered in paint

1984 - July 22
Her right arm was cut off

1990 - August 5
Another attempt to decapitate her was made

1998 - January 6
She was decapitated

2003 - September 11
She was removed from her stone and pushed into the water

… but she’s a tough lady - she has survived!

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Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort and Spa

July 9th, 2008

JW Marriott Palm Desert Resort was amazing. My room was huge and spotless. The Layout had bed on an angle so I had a sitting area with sofa and desk, flat screen TV that actually received High Def channels, as well as a very large bathroom (walk in shower as well as a tub) - room also included balcony overlooking the putting course and the north valley with picturesque mountain views on either side. The bed was comfortable, mini-bar well stocked, and the staff was extremely friendly wherever I went. I didn’t use the pools because I was there on business but they looked amazing as well. The only downside of this hotel is that the resort is very large, so even the closest elevator was a pretty good hike away. I played the Palms Golf Course and it was amazing. The grounds were well kept and the staff was extremely friendly, cleaned our clubs after our round for a nominal gratuity and provided us with excellent services. Their were cool electric carts with GPS on them that provides hole distances and locations of other carts nearby - high tech stuff for this casual golfer! Lobby bar was always crowded however last call was usually around 11:30 pm. A Starbucks is also in the lobby, however a snack shop of some sort would’ve been nice. I had breakfast at the LakeView restuarant on site on morning, and the food was fresh. They had a made-to-order omelette station. .

Overall, I was pleased with the location, cleanliness, and overall services of the JW Marriott. The staff was great - always smiling and always helpful & friendly. I was most impressed with how well kept the grounds are. Look out for the flamingos in the small lake near the entrance. Try out the JW Marriott - you won’t be disappointed.

jasonede Hotels, Travel

The Hempel Hotel, London

July 7th, 2008

The Hempel - outside

Having seen hundreds of hotels over the years, it’s always nice to find one that stands out. The Hempel does just that. Located in the heart of Bayswater a few minutes walk to Queensway and Bayswater tube stations, a few mintues walk to the famous Hyde Park and only 10 minutes walk to Paddington station. This hotel is inconspicuous - you hardly know that it is there as you walk down this quiet Georgian terrace street in central London.

For those that like deluxe design with a very hip and contemporary feel, this hotel is for you - providing you have the cash! Also fortunate to own the typical London garden square that it is located on means that you can feel like you are not actually in central London - especially on a sunny day!

An iconic hotel, that is home to such events as the Brit Awards after show parties it really is the hotel to be seen in.

The Hempel Hotel Bedroom

Rooms, suites and apartments are luxuriuosly decorated in a minimalist style with neutral tones and top quality furnishings and finishings. However, this is London so don’t expect too much space! Each and every one of the hotels bedrooms are individually designed by Anouska Hempel.

Even though this is a designer hotel many of the bedrooms actually have a very homely feel and some of the bathrooms are just amazing!

The Hempel Hotel Bathroom

The hotel also has the H-Bar, I-thai restaurant and a few meeting rooms.

So if you have something to celebrate - or even if you don’t, treat yourself to a weekend break at The Hempel - you won’t be disappointed (and you may get to meet some celebrities!).

The Hempel Hotel is available to book on www.lastminutetravel.com

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