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Settling For Branson? Then You Might Enjoy Lambert’s.

December 7th, 2009 · No Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Duck! (You might want to shield your mouth too while you’re at it). You’re at Lambert’s: The Official Home of Throwed Rolls [sic] and the Unofficial Sponsor of the Pannus. That’s right, seeing a flock of morbidly obese consumers waddling [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · Missouri · USA

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

December 9th, 2007 · 4 Comments

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 out bags and bags of your favorite post-kung-pao-chicken treat. Some are even flavored with chocolate. [...]

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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

Two Unique Places To Stay In New Orleans That You Can’t Find On Sites Like Travelocity, Orbitz or Expedia

October 4th, 2007 · 16 Comments

On our recent trip to New Orleans, Travel Boyfriend surprised me by choosing three different places to stay. One, the Sheraton, was dictated by the fact that mid-way through the week, he had a few days of business meetings. Snore. But the other two were fully furnished apartments available to rent by the night. We’d [...]

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Tags: Lodging · New Orleans · USA

Travel Betty Fans Rule!

September 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Yes, it’s better to give than to receive. But, that doesn’t mean receiving is a total hit to the chin. Case in point: My extreme delight to find this awesome lau zoo t-shirt sitting thoughtfully in my mailbox, sent in by Travel Betty fan, friend and fledgling fashion icon, Linus Lau. Linus and I met [...]

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Tags: California · Shopping · Southern California · USA

The Travel Bride Series: Finding A Talented Wedding Dress Seamstress Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

September 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I don’t like calling people on the phone. It causes me great anxiety. When I write, I can decide when I want to sound like an idiot. On the phone, this decision is left to the fates (who often intervene). Way back last week when we thought we were getting married in good old Gold [...]

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Tags: California · Northern California · USA · Weddings

Travel Betty Makes Universal Discovery In Los Angeles

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Unless you are blind, or Corey Hart, wearing sunglasses while dining in a restaurant in the evening does not make you cool. It makes you a total douchebag.

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Tags: Food and Drink · Pop Culture · Southern California · Travel Insights · USA

Good Beach Reading. Impeach! Reason: Treason.

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

A few years ago I read an article about a progressive-minded taxi driver from San Francisco named Brad Newsham. His quest was simple. Through an organization that he founded called Backpack Nation, he desired “To transform the West’s 2-3 million independent travelers into an army of global ambassadors, emissaries of peace, a roving force for [...]

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Tags: California · Northern California · Pop Culture · USA

8 Tasty New Orleans Restaurants That Will Make You Fat And Happy

September 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Finding yourself hungry in New Orleans? Then you’re not doing it right!Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.Cafe Du Monde800 Decatur St.Touristy? Yes. But the beignets (or Benet, as Travel Boyfriend calls them. As in, JonBenet-Ramsey.) are fresh, hot and delicious. Plus, the place is open 24 hours, so if it’s too crowded for you during the day, [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · New Orleans · USA

Planning A Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part IV of IV

September 16th, 2007 · 3 Comments

To read about our three on-site wedding location experiences with the Monte Verde Inn, Forest House Lodge and Newcastle Wedding Gardens, see “Planning A Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part I of IV” and “Planning A Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part II of IV” and “Planning a Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part III [...]

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Tags: California · Northern California · USA · Weddings