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Travel Betty’s 30-Second Vacation: Making Fortune Cookies In Chinatown

December 9th, 2007 · 4 Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!In a tiny Chinatown shop in San Francisco, no bigger than a one-car garage, in an alley barely wider than an airplane aisle, there lives a very special cookie company, The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company. Every day they pump [...]

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · California · Food and Drink · Northern California · Pop Culture · Shopping · USA

Travel Betty 30-Second Vacation: A Walk Down Bourbon Street

October 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Grab some beads and get ready for your debut performance on Girls Gone Wild. Bourbon Street is where you make your parents proud and your ex-girl and boyfriends jealous.

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · New Orleans · USA

Travel Betty 30-Second Vacation: Mike Hood At Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

August 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Drag a bar stool up to the piano and soak in the atmosphere of the oldest building in the French Quarter. It’s been standing since around 1772. And with Mike Hood on the keys you’re be sure to remain entertained until well past when you fall off said stool. Travel Betty Basics Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop [...]

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · Food and Drink · Music · New Orleans · USA

Travel Betty’s 30-Second Vacation: Santa Cruz Still Weird

July 29th, 2007 · No Comments

The motto for this fine surf city is “Keep Santa Cruz Weird.” A quick stroll along Pacific Avenue finds that citizens (as well as transient characters) are more than happy to oblige. Other Betties blogging about Santa Cruz: Bastard of Art and Commerce Clearly Enlight Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · California · Northern California

Travel Betty’s 30-Second Vacation: Nile Sunset In Aswan, Egypt

July 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Ease yourself into a seat on the terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, Egypt (as famous for its views as its relation to Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile). Musicians seranade you as feluccas drift lazily by and the sun slips down behind Saharan sands. Orbitz: Don’t you deserve a little TLC when you travel?

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · Egypt

Travel Betty’s 30-Second Vacation: Rababa Concert In Luxor, Egypt

July 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment

We came upon this gentleman playing his rababa for us outside the temple of Medinet Habu in Luxor, Egypt. Go ahead and enjoy half a minute of his musical stylings. You just might feel compelled to give him some baksheesh. Orbitz: Don’t you deserve a little TLC when you travel?

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · Egypt · Music

Travel Betty’s 30-Second Vacation: The Burning Bush

July 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Even though I don’t consider myself a religious person, I am fascinated by the history and origins of different religions. Therefore, I was quite excited to catch a glimpse of the Burning Bush. But after squeezing with 1,000 other people both entering and exiting through a single door best suited for a Keebler elf, I [...]

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · Egypt