Posts Tagged ‘California’

America’s Top 8 Pizzas

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If you were anywhere else in the world, a pizza would just be a pizza. That is, of course, unless you’re actually in Italy, which is the pizza capital of the world. Away from its motherland, though, the pizza has also gained quite a following in the United States. If you want more than just another slice of pizza, here is a list of the best pizza places you can find in America.

New York: Co.

If you want authentic pizza, you should visit Jim Lahey’s eatery in Chelsea. The restaurant itself if sparingly decorated, which would lead you to believe that it’s not much of a pizza parlor. That is, of course, you smell their dough. Lahey, who owns the Sullivan Street Bakery as well, cooks his pizza over EarthStone oven. A whole pie might cost a lot, but nothing beats the taste of the pizza’s artisanal (if not scorched) dough.

Monterey – One of California’s Hidden Treasures

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Visiting California can be a frustrating adventure simply because there are so many options for travelers to choose from. Should you go to San Francisco, home of many stories both good and bad? Los Angeles, home of the stars and the entertainment capital of the world? Or maybe a trip to San Diego for the beautiful weather, beaches, and landscape? Those are just the major options too – there are many “botique” locations in California to fit all different sorts of niches, and Monterey is one of the best.

Ranked #3 in Yahoo’s list of “prettiest towns”, Monterey is a beautiful coastal community located in Northern California, just over 100 miles south of San Francisco. Visitors come to witness Monterey’s unparalleled beauty, such as the beautiful oceanfront or the lush forests. One of Monterey’s most popular attractions is the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Top 5 Most Impressive Dude Ranches in the US

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While honeymoon sites are attractive, real men usually look for high quality-guy-time. What better way to spend these moments than in one of America’s homiest dude ranches? Imagine riding on horseback through the damp Colorado meadow. It’s just a little past sunrise and you’re looking at the purple shades of distant mountains. Soon enough, you see the Continental Divide and the vast Western wilderness sits right in front of you.

Later, you ride back to your lodgings and you dismount your steed to a sizzling, wholesome breakfast cooked over charcoal fire. For city slickers such as yourself and the rest of the gang, nothing spells “icon Western” better than that.

The Dude Rancher’s Association lists the best manly-man ranches you can visit across the country. Go ahead and line up fly-fishing, horseback riding, and spa activities to your liking with these top-notch relaxation sites. They’re for real city cowboys, of course.

The Life of an Industry King: Welcome to Hearst Castle

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It takes a special kind of person to command an industry – William Randolph Hearst was that kind of man. Credited with transforming the publishing world, William Hearst not only owned a newspaper publishing empire, he owned one of the most ridiculous homes known to man. Today, his home is a historic house museum and attracts over a million visitors every year.

Located about 250 miles between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Hearst Castle lies in beautiful San Simeon, California. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Hearst Castle is truly fit for a king. The property encompasses some 127 acres (500m, squared), and has 56 bedrooms, 41 fireplaces, 61 bathrooms, and 19 sitting rooms. If you feel like swimming, there’s a giant 104ft x 58 foot pool, and a huge 1,665 sq foot indoors pool. If that’s not enough to convince you of his massive wealth and clout, how about the movie theater, airfield, and the world’s largest private zoo? Hearst was a man of excess, and nowhere is this more evident than his castle.

Adventure Travel: 5 Exotic summer destinations

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Hotel pools might offer a great view but no one will argue that there is nothing better that swimming in natural bodies of water that nature has to offer. You might have done some laps around the pool but you might want to explore some of the most exotic destinations across te globe where you can take a dip, relax, and splash around:

Jellyfish Lake in Palau

It is not recommended but who will not take the opportunity of swimming with jellyfish, tens of thousands of them. The Jellyfish Lake is home to one kind of jellyfish that has lost its sting because it does not have to deal with predators. They float around and try to find food and you can swim with them without having to worry about getting hurt at all.

Dead Sea in Israel

San Diego Restaurants

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Are you looking for the best restaurants in San Diego ? Maybe you’re planning a special dinner or a big business dinner. Maybe you just have expensive taste. :) Of course, good doesn’t necessarily mean expensive or vice versa.

You can find good San Diego restaurants no matter what you are in the mood for. Like Mediterranean? What about mouth watering spicy Mexican food? Or maybe you feel like something romantic, maybe Italian? Some of the favored San Diego restaurants include EXY, Candelas on the Bay and Baci Ristoranti. They sound pretty expensive. What do you think? As far as some of the other San Diego restaurants go, the first one is fairly average in price while the other two are up there.

San Diego tours

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If you’re planning a trip to sun-soaked San Diego, one thing you have to check out are some of the San Diego tours that are available. Sure, you can probably think of tons of things to do on your own like go to the zoo, or head down the highway and hit Universal Studios and even Walt Disney Land, so why bother checking out the San Diego tours? Because there’s so much that you’re missing out on when you don’t check out the San Diego tours right under your nose.

Best Attractions In San Francisco

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San Francisco, one of the most popular travel destinations in the Western United States. Not only does it have fantastic weather, a glamorous celebrity life, and an active community for Gay Pride, but it is also ripe with entertainment venues, and things to see. There are so many attractions in San Francisco, that it is hard to know where to begin when compiling a list of the best.


But I did my best, and while anyone who has been to this fantastic city in California will have their own locations that they label ‘must see’s’, here are a few of my own all time favorite attractions in San Francisco, and each one is, in my opinion, crucial to any tourist’s itinerary.