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Find the Best Things to Do on Your Vacation, Including 5 Star Fine Dining and High Fashion Shopping

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I love Travel with Carnet because the website and travel guides make it easy to plan my luxury vacations!  When I use Carnet, I know that I’m staying at luxury hotels, eating the best cuisine, and shopping in the most fashionable areas of each city I visit.  Carnet helps me to get around some of the world’s most cultural cities and squeeze everything in to my itinerary that I want to do.  Traveling has never been so luxurious and so easy!  You can view Carnet mini guides here.

Where to Shop
Love to shop?  The mini guide lists a number of fashionable boutiques and even designer flagships in Paris.  For New York City, the mini guide honors Bloomingdale’s and other original New York department stores, calling them “Meccas.”  The Milan mini guide informs travelers of the best shopping areas in Milan, which is truly a shopper’s paradise.

Tourist Trapped
One of my favorite segments in the Carnet mini guide is called Tourist Trapped.  This segment includes quirky tips to help travelers decide for themselves if a famous tourist attraction is really just a tourist trap.  For example, in the Paris mini guide, Carnet offers travelers tips on how to get the best experience out of an Eiffel Tower visit, like how to avoid lines and where to find the best views of the city.  The London mini guide provides information about the reality of visiting Stonehenge.  I really appreciate Carnet’s honest approach.

Where to Eat
The mini guides also provide tips on where and what to eat in each city.  The guide recommends Soto for delicious Japanese cuisine in New York City.  Traveling to Paris?  The Carnet mini guide not only recommends a number of excellent Parisian restaurants, but also provides information on some popular Parisian specialties, including Salade gourmande, foie gras with a string bean salad.

I love the way the Travel with Carnet web site is organized.  The design reflects Carnet’s dedication to luxury and fashion, and there are many ways to browse, save, and store helpful travel information.  I can even save Carnet’s suggested itineraries to my TravelCarnet on my mobile phone.  Carnet’s guides are designed for culture seekers and foodies who like to walk the best neighborhoods in a city when they travel.

Whether I’m traveling in Europe or visiting one of my favorite American cities, Carnet is my favorite trip planner.  Carnet makes it easy to plan a luxurious trip filled with fine dining, culture rich entertainment, and fashionable shopping.

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Found a Great LA Guide while Dining in at LA Restaurant Week, Reviews for all types of Cuisine

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This month (Jan. 21 – Feb. 1), restaurants in LA are hosting dineLA.  Get this LAguide map to the best LA dishes. Foodies can travel to the four corners of the world by discovering the hidden delights of California’s cosmopolitan city. Great website for reviews to be certain your palate will be pleased through the last bite of appetizers, main courses and desserts offered during LA Restaurant Week. Here are their top picks:

Mr. Chow – Beverly Hills

If you want to try the top restaurants serving Asian cuisine, Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills should be your first stop. It combines the best flavors of Chinese food with a star-studded clientele and Hollywood ambience. Try the spicy 9 season prawns, try a Californian favorite, sweet and spicy crispy beef or lettuce wraps with garlic noodles and squab.

 

Bouchon Bistro

Michelin award winner Thomas Keller has brought his vision of French recipes to Beverly Hills with Bouchon, his elegant brasserie. For lunch, try the Confit de Canard featuring a subtle combination of duck leg confit, French green lentils and red wine duck jus. If you stop in for dinner, don’t miss the pan-roasted Idaho trout with lemon confit brioche, croûtons & beurre noisette.

 

Rivera
The Latin American cuisine at Rivera captures the wide range of flavors that encompass South America with dishes like tamale of Salmon Mousse and ground Nnxtamal with cilantro crème sauce for l unch or saddle of pork with chile piquin and yucca root for dinner. The menu will not disappoint!

For further information on Mr Chow, Fig & Olive, Koi, Tagine, Rivera, Asia de Cuba,   Bouchon Bistro and LA restaurant week, go here

 

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