Hotel and Hotel Bar Survey (Fall 2010)

HOTEL AND HOTEL BAR SURVEY We reached out to many members for the Hotel and Hotel Bar Survey and here is a compilation of our results.  You can find most of these already individually blogged in their Destination: World Traveler Diamond Contributor Suggests: – Hotel Del Coranado, San Diego-wine bar, great sunsets – Hotel Ruissie, Rome-drinks [...]

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Hotel and Hotel Bar Survey-Diamond Member Talks “Funky-Boutique”

World Traveler Ash, From Down Under recommends the following hotels and hotel bars as part of the August 2010 Hotel Survey: I like to stay in funky, boutique hotels when I travel: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ In Sydney, Australia: The Diamant Boutique Hotel …for the great service; modern decor; wonderful bed/pillow combinations; and central location to Darlinghurst [...]

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Turrell’s Roden’s Crater: Exotic Vacation and Trek Survey-If You Can Find IT!

It took my German conceptual artist friend to turn me on to Jonathan Turrell, an American artist working in light and natural materials to turn me on to Roden’s Crater. Roden’s Crater is Turrell’s massive and yet not so well known project where he has bought an old volcanic crater from a private party in [...]

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The Big List-Korean BBQ in LA-Global BBQ and Grill Survey Tips

A new friend responded to my request for top BBQ with 6 or 7 Korean BBQ restaurants, from joints to higher end, recommendations. And she also recommended Chosun Galbee, as a number of others have. So see below Honey Pig 3400 W 8th St Los Angeles, CA 90005 Neighborhood: Koreatown (213) 380-0256 Park’s BBQ 955 [...]

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Palma Mallorca Cycling: Exotic Vacation and Trek Survey

Seems like everyone I know is busy getting in shape and cycling. Some friends have taken to extreme mountain biking, others wear those spandex outfits and wake up at 4am and drive on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles and then there are the high bike trips thru France, where a truck follows with a bike [...]

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Global BBQ and Grill Survey-Kansas City Recommendation

This recommendation comes from John H who is a BBQ aficianado- My pick for best BBQ is Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ in Kansas City, KS.  I lived in Kansas City for 9 years and sampled virtually every BBQ restaurant in town as well as other restaurants all over the country and Oklahoma Joe’s has the best [...]

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Global Grill and BBQ Survery-Asadors, Burgers and some “2nds”

A long time ex-pat in Madrid responded to our Grill and BBQ Survey by reinforcing the previous selections  with a second vote of confidence for  Asador Donostiarra (If you only had one to go to!) and El Fronton and contributing some additions that look great, one with Argentinian meats and the other-a good old American [...]

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The Place Restaurant-Yankee Clam Bake-Global BBQ and Grill Survey

The Place is basic outdoor BBQ and grilling at its finest. Located in a woody area along the Post Road, US #1, it’s simple and you feel like you’re at a Yankee clam bake put on by the Fire Department. “Put Your Rump on a Stump” is its marketing tag line and it delivers on [...]

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Lexington BBQ #1 in Carolinas-Global BBQ and Grill Survey

Nothing fancy, just amazing Carolina bbq. Great pulled pork, slaw to die for and amazing peach cobbler. I visited Lexington, NC, just outside of Charlotte and was given specific instructions to only go to THE Lexington Barbeque restaurant. Easier said than done because every BBQ place mentions Lexington BBQ in its name-to get the unknowing [...]

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Global BBQ and Grill Survey: Blacks BBQ-Texas

When 5 Texans,  from different walks of life and from different cities and backgrounds, all tell you that their favorite BBQ place in Texas is BLACKS BBQ-well you listen. And then you look at the below picture…and you salivate….. And because you can’t be part, at least not for awhile, there digging in, you buy [...]

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