Articles by Susan diRende

Making Eurail Train Reservations: How It Works and How it (Sometimes) Doesn’t

Making Eurail Train Reservations: How It Works and How it (Sometimes) Doesn’t If you want to use your Eurail Pass to travel between major European cities, you will need to use high-speed trains that require reservations. Of course, you could use the regular trains, but there are few regular trains that go long distances

Eurail Global Pass Puts Europe in Your Pocket

Eurail Global Pass Puts Europe in Your Pocket If you want to explore Europe, whether you’re on a tight schedule or have a long vacation to wander the continent, the Eurail Pass lets you cover a lot of territory and, unlike flying, absorb the intimate relationship of the land and the people

Getting the Most out of Your Eurail Regional Pass: Travel options to help get more for your money

Getting the Most out of Your Eurail Regional Pass: Travel options to help get more for your money If your European trip is focused on two countries, or maybe a few that make a single cultural group like Scandinavia or Benelux, then a Eurail Regional Pass is the best, most economical choice for you

Eurail Pass Travel Explained: How it works to choose the right one to buy, to make reservations, and to get the most of your pass

Eurail Pass Travel Explained: How it works to choose the right one to buy, to make reservations, and to get the most of your pass Once upon a time, there was only one Eurail Pass (unless you were a student). It gave you first class travel on any European train. Your only choice was how long the Pass would be good for. Now there are a host of Eurail Pass options

Hurtigruten Northern Lights Cruise Review - an arctic adventure cruise along Norway’s spectacular fjord coastline

Hurtigruten Northern Lights Cruise Review - an arctic adventure cruise along Norway’s spectacular fjord coastline Add a Hurtigruten cruise to your bucket list. Just do it. See the Northern Lights. Taste the Arctic air. Hurtigruten cruises are unlike any other cruise company, and the Norwegian coast is a treasure house of natural beauty like nowhere else

Four Star Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Review - The Best Iceland Stopover for Comfort and Warmth

Four Star Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Review - The Best Iceland Stopover for Comfort and Warmth The Hilton Reykjavik Nordica succeeds as few hotels do in providing contented comfort to its guests. Even a quick stopover visit to Iceland, no matter the season, transforms into an experience of warmth and ease thanks in large part to the staff

The Amtrak Coast Starlight Review - A Vacation in Itself from Seattle to Los Angeles

The Amtrak Coast Starlight Review - A Vacation in Itself from Seattle to Los Angeles The Amtrak Coast Starlight leaves from Seattle’s King Street Station every morning and carries you down the beautiful western coast of the United States in comfort

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle Review- A Five-Star Luxury Dream in the Emerald City

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle Review- A Five-Star Luxury Dream in the Emerald City Walking into Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic is like stepping into the dream of a dream. The city itself, nicknamed the “Emerald City” due to the brilliant greens of its vegetation, boasts a spacious and pleasant atmosphere reminiscent of the haven of Oz

Amtrak Empire Builder Sleeping Car Service from Chicago to Seattle Review

Amtrak Empire Builder Sleeping Car Service from Chicago to Seattle Review Taking the Amtrak Empire Builder train across the top of the continental US is to travel in the footsteps of American history. Much of the scenery and vistas are the same as they were over a hundred years ago

Palmer House Hilton in Chicago Review - Where the Destination Is Romance

Palmer House Hilton in Chicago Review - Where the Destination Is Romance If ever a hotel was a romantic destination in its own right, it is the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago

The Lockwood Restaurant at Palmer House Hilton Mother's Day Brunch

The Lockwood Restaurant at Palmer House Hilton Mother's Day Brunch The Lockwood Restaurant at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel lays out a sumptuous brunch for Mother's Day. Just reading the menu makes the mouth water

Amtrak Train Days 2015 Kickoff at Chicago Union Station Review - Great Free Event for Kids

 Amtrak Train Days 2015 Kickoff at Chicago Union Station Review - Great Free Event for Kids The Amtrak Train Days kickoff in Chicago was a great day for families and train aficionados both. Put trains and kids together, whether full size locomotives or model railways, and watch eyes get wide with wonder

The Amtrak Southwest Chief from LA to Chicago Review - Pleasure in Going the Distance

The Amtrak Southwest Chief  from LA to Chicago Review - Pleasure in Going the Distance There’s a reason why Amtrak can boast that once you go Amtrak, you never go back. Riding the long-distance Southwest Chief from Los Angeles to Chicago, I had plenty of time to talk to the other passengers and learn how much they enjoy the train

Fullerton Railroad Days 2015 Presented by Amtrak - A Family Day Full of Wonder

Fullerton Railroad Days 2015 Presented by Amtrak - A Family Day Full of Wonder Railroad Days 2015 in Fullerton is a lovely, free family outdoor event with a fascinating variety of model train displays, exhibits, train gifts and paraphernalia, food and even a ride or two

Rice Torta Recipe from Tavola di Valmozzola Rustic Northern Italian Cooking

Rice Torta Recipe from Tavola di Valmozzola Rustic Northern Italian Cooking Northern Italian cooking uses a lot of rice. Most people know about risotto, but very few have tasted the wonders of the rice torta. Think of risotto in a crust that you can eat as a snack, side dish, or even as a main course like a quiche

Candied Peel Recipe from Tavola di Valmozzola Rustic Northern Italian Cooking

Candied Peel Recipe from Tavola di Valmozzola Rustic Northern Italian Cooking Candied orange and lemon rind figure in many Italian recipes, from the well-known Christmas bread called "pannetone" to the less-known scrumptious "spungata" torta. It is also a favorite candy all by itself or coated with chocolate

Biscotti Recipe from Tavola di Valmozzola Rustic Northern Italian Cooking

Biscotti Recipe from Tavola di Valmozzola Rustic Northern Italian Cooking "Biscotti" is as general as the English word "cookie" and can refer to a wide variety of "twice-cooked" confections. These biscotti come from my grandmother's northern Italian village near Parma, the food center of Italy

Potato Torta Recipe from Tavola di Valmozzola Rustic Northern Italian Cooking

Potato Torta Recipe from Tavola di Valmozzola Rustic Northern Italian Cooking The potato torta is one of the most popular and delicious rustic dishes from northern Italy. Rich with butter and Parmesan cheese in a flaky crust, the potato torta is the perfect side dish or snack

BlizzCon 2013: A Real Life Experience for Online Gamers

BlizzCon 2013: A Real Life Experience for Online Gamers It’s easy to understand why the Blizzard Entertainment convention, BlizzCon, sells out as quickly as any hot concert ticket or Broadway show and why those who cannot go in person are willing to pay for a virtual pass

Lincoln's Impressive MKX Crossover SUV and MKZ Luxury Hybrid Show Off Their Stuff in LA

Lincoln's Impressive MKX Crossover SUV and MKZ Luxury Hybrid Show Off Their Stuff in LA Lincoln proudly showed off their completely revamped Luxury Lincoln MKX and MKZ Hybrid to a much-impressed group of journalists at the London Hotel this week. These two vehicles are part of a 7-car lineup that Lincoln plans to roll out over the next four years with the aim of dominating

Estérel Restaurant Los Angeles Review - Something Wonderful for Everyone in Your Party

Estérel Restaurant Los Angeles Review - Something Wonderful for Everyone in Your Party Estérel, the new restaurant at the Sofitel Los Angeles, hits the fine-dining “Goldilocks sweet spot” of just right, with dishes neither too elaborate nor too conventional

Utah and Disney Event: Tourism on the Trail of the Lone Ranger This Summer

Utah and Disney Event: Tourism on the Trail of the Lone Ranger This Summer Disney and Utah Tourism threw a bash for travel writers at the Sofitel Los Angeles aimed at promoting both the film, The Lone Ranger and the Mighty 5, five iconic national parks in Utah that provided the spectacular backdrop for the film

Eagle Point Ski Resort Review - A Great Deal for Great Skiing in Utah

Eagle Point Ski Resort Review - A Great Deal for Great Skiing in Utah Eagle Point Resort in Beaver, Utah, a perfect place to ski with friends and family,California residents ski for free all season in 2012-13

Girlfriend Getaway Vacation Review - Utah Rocks and Rafts!

Girlfriend Getaway Vacation Review - Utah Rocks and Rafts! If you want to vacation with friends and you want outdoor fun then you want to go to Utah. It is as if everything is built from the ground up with the idea that the best times are had in the company of others

The Broad Humor Film Festival Broadsides Screenplay Lab - Female Comedy Screenwriters Get to Hear Their Work Read

The Broad Humor Film Festival Broadsides Screenplay Lab - Female Comedy Screenwriters Get to Hear Their Work Read The Broad Humor Film Festival is not only the sole film fest to focus exclusively on women making comedies, it is also a rare festival in how much value it gives the screenwriters who submit to it

Clybourne Park at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles Review - Antic Nihilism

Clybourne Park at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles Review - Antic Nihilism The Mark Taper Forum kicks off 2012 with a sparkling production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris featuring the original New York cast reunited for the Los Angeles premiere

BlizzCon 2011 in Anaheim WoWs Its Fans

BlizzCon 2011 in Anaheim WoWs Its Fans BlizzCon, an annual fan convention put on by Blizzard Entertainment for players of their World of Warcraft games, took over the Convention Center in Anaheim for the weekend of October 21-22, 2011

Broad Humor Film Festival Standup Soiree - All-Female Lineup Rocks in Venice Beach

Broad Humor Film Festival Standup Soiree - All-Female Lineup Rocks in Venice Beach The Broad Humor Film Festival celebrated its 6th season by opening the festivities with a live show of female comics that had the audience roaring with laughter

126 Mansion Guest House in Seoul Review - A Bed and Breakfast for a Great Korean Experience

126 Mansion Guest House in Seoul Review - A Bed and Breakfast for a Great Korean Experience If you want to enjoy the Korean style of travel and life, then you will love the 126 Mansion Guest House in Seoul

Eat Real Festival a Hit in Culver City

Eat Real Festival a Hit in Culver City The Eat Real Festival, founded in 2008 in the San Francisco area to showcase sustainable and artisanal foods, brought its fun for the palate to LA on July 16-17 and drew huge crowds to the pedestrian only area of Culver City

Blest Plastic to Oil System Demonstration

Blest Plastic to Oil System Demonstration The Electric Lodge hosted a fascinating demonstration of the Blest Plastic to Oil System for a group of environmental activists and concerned citizens. This revolutionary system addresses the enormous problem of plastic trash

Blest Plastic to Oil System Demonstration

Blest Plastic to Oil System Demonstration The Electric Lodge hosted a fascinating demonstration of the Blest Plastic to Oil System for a group of environmental activists and concerned citizens. This revolutionary system addresses the enormous problem of plastic trash

Michelin Guide Launches First Los Angeles Edition

Michelin Guide Launches First Los Angeles Edition The Michelin Guide has launched its long-awaited Los Angeles edition, giving foodies an introduction to the best fare in the city

Saddle Peak Lodge Restaurant Review - A Fabulous Feast

Saddle Peak Lodge Restaurant Review - A Fabulous Feast The Saddle Peak Lodge accomplishes such a marvelous fusion of the rustic and the sophisticated both for the palate and for the imagination that eating there is like stepping into a storybook

6th Annual West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference - Review

6th Annual West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference - Review The 6th Annual West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference on April 8-9, 2011 was one of the best events to propel businesswomen forward of any I have attended

Dermalogica MicroZone Treatments Review

Dermalogica MicroZone Treatments Review The MicroZone Treatments at Dermalogica are a new concept in facial skin care. Inspired by the popularity of 10- or 15-minute massages, MicroZone Treatments target a facial area

Le Palais des Thes - The Tea Palace of Beverly Hills

Le Palais des Thes - The Tea Palace of Beverly Hills Le Palais des Thes in Beverly Hills is a temple to the passion for tea

The Francis Marion Hotel Review - Charleston Historic Charm

The Francis Marion Hotel Review - Charleston Historic Charm The Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, provides travelers with old world charm inside while just outside the Upper King Street Design District offers shops and restaurants catering to the most contemporary of tastes

参观洛杉矶盖蒂博物馆 (Visiting the Getty Center Museum)

参观洛杉矶盖蒂博物馆 (Visiting the Getty Center Museum) 洛杉矶盖蒂博物馆(Getty Center Museum)位于美国加利福尼亚州圣塔莫尼(Santa Monica)山区。因为它的独特的地理位置,使它成为鸟瞰洛杉矶全景的最佳位置之一

Westin Maui Resort and Spa - Review

Westin Maui Resort and Spa - Review The phrase "tropical paradise" conjures in all of us dreams of idyllic days on gleaming sands and torch-lit nights full of good food and good company. All of those dreams are reality on the Hawaiian island of Maui at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa.

You on YouTube: Making a Living as a Partner Starts With Passion

You on YouTube: Making a Living as a Partner Starts With Passion YouTube. The site means so many different things to different people. Some love it. Some think it’s a garbage dump. But unless you are a Luddite who has kept your typewriter and only send mail that takes a stamp, you watch it

2010 VidCon Los Angeles

2010 VidCon Los Angeles The first VidCon in Los Angeles was a fan event where audience members could meet their YouTube favorites in person. For the most part the crowd was under twenty-one

St. George Hotel Rome Review - A 5-Star Luxury Oasis in the Historic Center of Rome

St. George Hotel Rome Review - A 5-Star Luxury Oasis in the Historic Center of Rome The St. George Hotel in Rome, a sleek and stylish 5-star oasis, offers travelers who value privacy and quiet comfort a haven in the heart of the Eternal City. With a discrete entrance on the historic Via Giulia

Hilton Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel Paris - Review

Hilton Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel Paris - Review When you fly in an out of Paris, whether for business or pleasure, you should put the Hilton Charles De Gaulle Airport Hotel at the top of your 4-star list

The Grand Hotel de la Minerve Review - 5 Star Rome Hotel Goddess

The Grand Hotel de la Minerve Review - 5 Star Rome Hotel Goddess The Grand Hotel de la Minerve is one of the oldest luxury hotels in Rome, the grande dame of the Centro Storico, or ancient quarter. The hotel is nestled behind the Pantheon

The St. Regis Grand Hotel - Review - Five-Star Luxury in Rome, Italy

The St. Regis Grand Hotel - Review - Five-Star Luxury in Rome, Italy The St. Regis Grand Hotel in Rome, with its lovingly restored opulence, takes you back to the glories of the golden era of grand hotels

The Westin Excelsior Rome - Review - Modern Hotel Luxury Defined

The Westin Excelsior Rome - Review - Modern Hotel Luxury Defined The Westin Excelsior Rome is one of four Excelsior hotels in Italy, jewels of stately style and classic elegance in Venice, Florence, Naples, and Rome. The Westin Excelsior Rome presides over the grand curve in the Via Veneto

The Favorite Film Pitch Contest at the 2009 American Film Market

The Favorite Film Pitch Contest at the 2009 American Film Market The 2009 American Film Market in Los Angeles added a public event this year called The Favorite Film Pitch Contest. AFM in conjunction with the People's Choice Awards will record movie pitches in the Filmmaker's Lounge

Manhattan Beach Project Longevity Summit Review

Manhattan Beach Project Longevity Summit Review The Manhattan Beach Project Longevity Summit on aging brought together the leading researchers on human aging and longevity for a discussion on the state of their research, the implications of their discoveries, and for round table discussions

Katamari Forever Review

Katamari Forever Review Katamari Forever is a trip down memory lane for Katamari lovers, both literally and figuratively. The game was conceived as an homage to the two earlier versions

Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon Review

Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon Review The 3rd annual Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon is basically a convention hall filled with fine, rich, artisanal chocolates in an unbelievable range of flavors and textures where you can eat as much as you want

Namco Bandai Unrolls Holiday Lineup of Games

Namco Bandai Unrolls Holiday Lineup of Games Namco Bandai Games America hosted a preview of its 2009 holiday game releases at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles to a steady stream of press eager to try them out.

Upright Cabaret Presents Jen & Jake at Vermont-Review

Upright Cabaret Presents Jen & Jake at Vermont-Review The Upright Cabaret inaugurated its new venue with a double bill featuring Jennifer Leigh Warren and Jake Simpson in a show that rocked the room and delivered that electric charge that only a live performance can spark

Akasaka Sushi Restaurant Review - Sushi Addicts' Heaven

Akasaka Sushi Restaurant Review - Sushi Addicts' Heaven Chances are you will probably never stumble upon Akasaka. I was taken there by a friend, but I had to earn it. After discussing my love for food and especially sushi with my friend David, he decided I was worthy

Dream Island Review - Moorea Cabin Escape to Paradise

Dream Island Review - Moorea Cabin Escape to Paradise Have you ever dreamed of a South Seas getaway, a Gilligan’s Island sort of escape, you know, beautiful, rustic and isolated? Dream Island in French Polynesia offers exactly this

Cafe Pesto Review - Hilo Hawaii Island Fusion Restaurant Worth the Extra Plane Ride

Cafe Pesto Review - Hilo Hawaii Island Fusion Restaurant Worth the Extra Plane Ride On my recent trip to The Big Island of Hawai'i, where everywhere I ate was just really delicious, easily the best meal I had while there, was at Cafe Pesto in downtown Hilo

Rune Factory Frontier Review - Wii RPG Fun for All

Rune Factory Frontier Review - Wii RPG Fun for All Rune Factory Frontier, the latest game for the Rune Factory series and the first for the Wii platform, is really two great games in one: a simulation farming game and a role-playing fighting game

Air Tahiti Nui Review - Fly the Best Airline from Los Angeles (LAX) to French Polynesia

Air Tahiti Nui Review - Fly the Best Airline from Los Angeles (LAX) to French Polynesia If you are flying to Tahiti and the islands of French Polynesia, there is only one airline to even consider: Air Tahiti Nui

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti review - 4-Star Ultra-Modern Hotel with Traditional Tahiti Values

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti review - 4-Star Ultra-Modern Hotel with Traditional Tahiti Values The new Manava Suite Resort Tahiti is the perfect tropic cocktail for an intoxicating Polynesian vacation. The resort has ultra-modern amenities and design and yet roots all of them in a deep respect and affection for traditional Polynesian culture

Moorea Pearl Resort Review - Deluxe Tahiti Hotel Value with Overwater Bungalows

Moorea Pearl Resort Review - Deluxe Tahiti Hotel Value with Overwater Bungalows The Moorea Pearl Resort is more than a beautiful place to stay. What you get at the Moorea Pearl is an feel of easy and friendly graciousness, what the French call "sympa"

Air Tahiti Nui Short Break Review - Vacation Packages to Tahiti Under $900

Air Tahiti Nui Short Break Review - Vacation Packages to Tahiti Under $900 Tahiti. Just say the word and most people get a faraway glaze as they imagine paradise. Well, if you are one of those who dream of a South Pacific idyll, you can live your dream for under $900 thanks to Air Tahiti Nui

Tomb Raider Underworld Review - A beautiful world

Tomb Raider Underworld Review - A beautiful world Tomb Raider: Underworld from Eidos Interactive is a huge game, graphically beautiful and full of challenging puzzles just like you would expect from a Tomb Raider game.

Antimatter iPhone Game Review - Stranded in Space

Antimatter iPhone Game Review - Stranded in Space I am a casual game player. My standard: Did I have fun? Did my heart race as I tried (mostly in vain) to fulfill the mission? Would I play this game over and over again to the chagrin of my friends and family?

Zenses Game Review - Nintendo DS Puzzle Games Aimed at Women

Zenses Game Review - Nintendo DS Puzzle Games Aimed at Women The new Zenses games are a refreshing change in the design of casual video games. Instead of juvenile or aggressive sounds and images, the Zenses game packs offer soothing music and lovely graphics that make playing as an adult more pleasant

Zucchini and Tomato Frittata Recipe - Rustic Italian Cooking by Feel

Zucchini and Tomato Frittata Recipe - Rustic Italian Cooking by Feel In my family, the frittata was a favorite breakfast or brunch dish made with yummy leftover dishes. So the first rule of cooking one is to make a side dish, like sautéed zucchini and tomatoes

Soul Trapper iPhone Game Review

Soul Trapper iPhone Game Review Catching ghosts who refuse to leave this plane is difficult, often dangerous work. Kane Price, 27, ruggedly handsome (I imagine) uber hip and ironic is the man for the job with his "soul trap "

Call of Duty 5 World at War PS3 Game Review

Call of Duty 5 World at War PS3 Game Review Call of Duty 5: World at War is the 5th game in the venerated series of "real war" shooters. Treyarch decided to take a step back in time, back to W.W.II and doing so, abandoned the momentum of the previous COD release

Brain Quest Game Review - On Nintendo DS for Ages 8-10

Brain Quest Game Review - On Nintendo DS for Ages 8-10 Brain Quest on the Nintendo DS for grades 3 & 4 is designed for elementary school kids age 8 - 10 to make learning more game than chore. In Brain Quest, EA Games has applied what video game makers have learned to do better than most educators

Brain Quest - Game Review - Nintendo DS for Ages 10-12

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Korg DS-10 for Nintendo DS Review - A Synthesizer in Your Pocket

Korg DS-10 for Nintendo DS Review - A Synthesizer in Your Pocket Korg has released an honest-to-god functioning synth for the Nintendo DS that straddles the divide between game and pro app, though by doing so suffers from the typical sort of limitations found in other pro-sumer electronics

Boogie Superstar Game Review for the Wii - Every Girl a Star

Boogie Superstar Game Review for the Wii - Every Girl a Star Boogie SuperStar is a boxfull of dancing and singing fun. Aimed at girls, the characters, the choice of songs and the structure of the game elements all make for a teen performance game that is both fun and a good workout

Boom Blox Game Review for the Wii - Fun for the Whole Family

Boom Blox Game Review for the Wii - Fun for the Whole Family Boom Blox is all Wii. You throw, drag, shoot and explode blocks by moving your arm in moves that are reproduced on screen. This not a game where you learn button combinations. Here you learn to aim well, throw hard, keep steady, and be fast

The Milan International Film Festival Presents Its New Format at AFM 2008

The Milan International Film Festival Presents Its New Format at AFM 2008 The main business of the American Film Market is movie sales. But the Market is also a place where the players and press who cover them converge. The Milan International Film Festival is one such organization

Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe Game Review - Kombat at Its Best

Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe Game Review - Kombat at Its Best Mortal Kombat returns with a vengeance in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. Mortal Kombat has always been the leader when it comes to the fight game genre and this new installation is no exception

Nerf N-Strike Game Review for the Wii - Blast Off!

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The Quebec Film & Television Council Promotes the Region at AFM

The Quebec Film & Television Council Promotes the Region at AFM The Québec Film and Television Council goes to AFM to promote its high quality services to producers. They set up a cosy space at the AFM to greet filmmakers

The American Film Market 2008 and the Business of Moviemaking

The American Film Market 2008 and the Business of Moviemaking Most people imagine the film industry as primarily a movie making business. And that is true so far as the fact that movies do get made. But the reality is that it is at the core a movie distributing business

Soulcalibur IV: Game Review: Bring on the Big Swords and Bikini Warriors!

Soulcalibur IV: Game Review: Bring on the Big Swords and Bikini Warriors! I must admit that I have never played fighting games. I've always known about them but it was never my thing. I have always played racing and platform games. So when I was presented with Soulcalibur IV, I honestly didn't know what to expect

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Game Review - Running, Jumping and More Ramen Please!

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Game Review -  Running, Jumping and More Ramen Please! I got a chance to play Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm over the weekend, and boy am I hungry! See, Ninjas love Ramen and will run all over Hidden Leaf Village, jumping, climbing, flying and searching for the Ultimate Ramen Ingredients

在洛杉矶的中国超市- Chinese Markets in LA

在洛杉矶的中国超市- Chinese Markets in LA 洛杉矶位于美国的西海岸加利福尼亚州南部,并且是仅次于纽约的美国第二大城市。所以在这里会有不同国家的餐馆和超市。特别是中国餐馆和中国超市在洛杉矶特别多。

SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals:Confrontation - Review - Essentially a Coaster

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When Gamers Cheat Online - Commentary - Circuit Interrupters

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Nintendo Wii - Review - Games for the Whole Family

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Feast of San Gennaro - Come for the Cannoli, Stay for the Camaraderie

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Il Trittico at the LA Opera Review – Triple-Terrific

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The Fly at the LA Opera Review - Unexpected Consequences

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Mariage Frères - The Best Tea in the World

Mariage Frères - The Best Tea in the World If you asked me where to find the best tea in the world, I would know where to send you. I wouldn't tell you to go to China, or Japan, or England. I would send you to Paris, to a company by the name of Mariage Frères.

Le Méridien Montparnasse Hotel Review - Sleek Left Bank Paris 4-Star Hotel and Conference Center

Le Méridien Montparnasse Hotel Review - Sleek Left Bank Paris 4-Star Hotel and Conference Center The hotel, Le Méridien Montparnasse, rises sleek and modern on the Left Bank of Paris

Mariage Frères Tea Room Review - Paris' Best Restaurants

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Velib - Bike Freedom in Paris

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Broad Humor Film Festival No-Budget Shorts Review

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Alt Build Expo - A Day of Good Green Fun

Alt Build Expo - A Day of Good Green Fun Even if you don't have a home improvement project, the Alt Build Expo is a great event that will inspire you with all the ways people have devised for making our lives more healthy and more earth-friendly without sacrificing beauty or comfort

Justine Restaurant Review - A Beautiful Buffet in Paris

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Starhotels Castille Paris Review - Deluxe Hotel de Charme in the 1st Arrondissement

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The Restaurant at the Hotel Bel Air Review - Metro Magic in Los Angeles

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Hilton Evian-les-Bains Hotel Review - 4-star Spa Resort

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Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center Review - Left Bank 4-Star Style

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Air Tahiti Nui Nonstop to Paris Simply the Best

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Air Tahiti Nui Business Class to Paris Review

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Le Meridien Etoile Review - 4-Star Paris Luxury Hotel

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AFM Profiles: A Visceral Experience

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The Sounds of Silence Moving - Review

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The American Film Market 2007 in Santa Monica

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Indie Season in LA with AFM and AFI Fest

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LA Opera Luxury Bus Service from Westwood

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