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Courtesy Inn, San Simeon, Ca

On my way to visit the beautiful Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Ca., I wanted to find an affordable, yet quaint Inn where I could see the ocean from my room, knowing that a lot of our baby boom readers, want just that same thing! Driving through San Simeon, Ca., I found about 11 decent choices and chose to do my review on this Courtesy Inn, managed by Kris Gupta. You never know what you get while reading trip advisor reviews; are they reliable? are they true? So I checked in to an affordable room with a nice ocean view and found the staff friendly, helpful and courteous. Not to mention, my room was very clean, had a good smell, lovely comforter and comfortable bed on the large king size bed and a great spa and pool area as you will note my pictures. Situated midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco along the California coastline, the Hearst Castle San Simeon Historical Monument attracts visitors from around the world. If you are planning a visit to the Castle or just coming to the Ce
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The Joseph House Inn (Bed and Breakfast) Bishop, Ca.

What do you think of when a ‘Bed and Breakfast’ comes to mind? For me, it’s the essence of hospitality, comfort, beauty, delicious food, beautiful decor, lovely rooms and ambiance that pleases your senses, so you want to come back. Also a great location! I recently found this at THE JOSEPH HOUSE INN in Bishop, Ca. By the way, this is the ONLY ‘Bed and Breakfast’ in Bishop. This is a rare jewel, that reminded me of an ‘oasis in the desert’. It’s a beautiful place that welcomes you; especially the hosts, Myriam, Hilde and Max. I felt like I knew them for years. Myriam, the daughter of Hilde and Max, runs the operation and is an outstanding host. You don’t want to miss her gourmet breakfast that is included in your stay. You will be graced with all of the comforts of home; a welcoming glass of wine or beer when you arrive, fresh flowers that adorn your bedroom, fine linens, thick cotton towels, hairdryers, plush robes, TV’s with
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Summer and Winter vacation in Lake Tahoe~~ Where to play, stay and dine – Part 1

FEATURED STORY – Summer vacation in Lake Tahoe, California; Where to play, stay and dine! by Joseph Chandler Some interesting history about Lake Tahoe…Lake Tahoe is the largest and most beautiful alpine lake in North America, as well as the second deepest lake in the U.S. The maximum depth is 1,645ft. Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction for both Nevada and California. It’s home to numerous ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and is a major tourist attraction. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. Surrounding highways provide year-round access from Reno, Carson City, and Sacramento. During the first half of the 20th century, development around the lake consisted of a few vacation homes. The post-World War II population and building boom, followed by construction of gambling casinos in the Nevada part of the basin during the mid-1950s, and completion of the interstate highway links for the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley, resulted in a dramatic increase in
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