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May 22, 2015 - Hotel Rates Comparison Websites

Hotel Rate Comparison Websites are terrific methods to make your holiday much more affordable Accommodation's expenditure share is big when you are traveling. However, the time you invest to discover hotel offers will certainly be certainly fruitful. The quantity of money you save this way can be utilized for shopping or in the next trip. Else, smartly you can compare hotel rates to secure your tough earned money. Hotel contrast sites are getting popular Staying in a hotel will be miserable if it is not geared up with basic facilities....

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May 6, 2015 - Sydney, Phoenix, Berlin etc etc

In the American Airline Lounge in Los Angeles waiting for the connecting flight to Phoenix where I am visiting my friend Terry for a week. Terry lives in Scottsdale which is a very nice part of Phoenix. She and I met when we were both working in Shanghai. Not sure what we will be doing yet other than a pedicure and lounging around the pool! For those of you who are new to my journal I want to introduce Chili. She was given to me by my wonderful goddaughter Ruby and she has been on quite a few adventures including Antarctica and the Sydney...

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Apr 29, 2015 - Whatsapp Status Ideas

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Mar 18, 2015 - Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, to Los Angeles

Driving south again this morning to Santa Barbara, first we passed through areas popular with the rich and famous. Ronald Regean, Michael Jackson (Neverland), Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Whooping Goldberg, and Kevin Costner are all supposed to own ranches or houses here. Horse farms and vegetable growing, particularly avocados, are common. We stopped at the Old Mission in Santa Barbara, it is the best of 21 missions founded along the Californian coastline by the Spanish in the late 18th century. Hugging the coastline, our journey...

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Mar 5, 2015 - Movie Land

Greetings LFOBTs (Loyal Followers of Bill's Travels), I am now in Los Angeles, CA, or perhaps better known as the City of Angels or Movie Land. You luck out on this posting because there is no photo of the LA airport area or the Holiday Inn Express hotel in which I am staying! Tonight (5 March) I leave for Auckland, NZ on Air New Zealand, which will be a long flight, but the end, I'm sure, will be worth the effort. Oh, just a reminder. As I post stuff please keep in mind that the date I use will differ from that where all of you are due to...

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Mar 5, 2015 - Los Angeles

This was a free day to explore Los Angeles. We were offered a surprise day organised by Thelma and her friends Larry, Holly and Anne. They picked us up from our hotel and Larry drove us south to Long Beach to the permanent home, since 1967, of the cruise line The Queen Mary. She is a spectacular site now offering a glimpse of ocean cruising in her hey day of the 1930s and 40s, with over 50 types of wood used in the panelling. After lunch together in the Promenade Cafe, we had a very animated tour guide to show us the opulence of first...

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Mar 3, 2015 - Our Itinerary

Day 1 Flight BA 1371 Manchester to London 06.50 - 07.55 Flight BA 283 London to Los Angeles 10.25 - 13.40 We were met at the LAX Terminal by a courier who took us to our hotel - The Crowne Plaza - which is on the airport perimeter. Having had time for a wash & brush-up, we were collected from the hotel by Thelma Rector, an old friend, in her small runabout American car!! She took us for a walk along the jetty of Playa del Ray where Thelma lives; which is only six miles from the hotel. There was lots of activity with rowers on the water...

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Feb 1, 2015 - Day 1

So we were both awake at 3 am today I guess the anticipation of a 18 hour flight is just too much. Even Bella was awake, she knows something is up . Robbie brought us to the airport and we are off. We had first class seats to LAX. So nice to have that extra room and now we are relaxing in the Admirals lounge until it is time to go for the long flight. Rob is watching the game and I am just catching up on things. Now the game is over congratulations to the New England Patriots. Good night

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Jan 8, 2015 - L.A. Day Two

Day Two of touring Los Angeles. This time we hopped in the rental car and went in a different direction to hit the sights of downtown, Beverly Hills and Hollywood mostly, another of the 'Hop On Hop Off bus' routes. Today we parked the rental car at the Farmer's Market, a historic and permanent market for everything, from groceries to souvenirs and fast food. First we had lunch in the market, and then caught the double decker tour bus. We squeezed our way through the fashion district around Hollywood and Vine, including Rodeo Drive again,...

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Winter West

Jan 8, 2015 - Hollywood!

We departed earlier this time for our day of exciting sightseeing, you know doing the tourist thingy! We took a long drive on the freeway past downtown Los Angeles. We parked the car at a Farmers Market were we grabbed a quick bite to eat and then jumped on our tour bus and off to Hollywood we went. The bus brought us past the CBS studios where the Price is right was filmed unfortunately I didn't get to guess the actual retail price. We arrived on Hollywood Blvd were we got our first up-close look of many iconic sights such as the...

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Jan 7, 2015 - The Kids Have Arrived, We're All In LA

We had headed back to Palm Springs to have the technicians finish off the suspension work they had started before Christmas. The bus is much more stable now, not bouncing quite so much when trucks go by and we don't even notice the wind. And the weather has warmed up, even better! We left PS on Tuesday and drove into Long Beach, the RV park is close to LAX so we could pick up Niki and Mitch that night, at 11pm. Mike has managed the LA freeways without any problems so far. We got parked at the RV park and had the car rental company come pick...

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Winter West

Jan 7, 2015 - First Day in L.A.

As we lay in bed on the morning of our first full day in LA, we lay there not quite realizing where we are. Then it comes to us, we are in California, NO SNOW!! We slowly make our way out into the main part of the RV where Mike and Michelle are already awake and have the coffee on. We quickly figure out what the plan is for the day and off we go. Mike had it all planned out for us. We were going to take the Star Line tours through LA and see all the sights. Not a bad idea. After we drove to a random parking lot in the Del Rea area we...

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