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Twelve Top USA Art Museums

Many of the world’s finest art museums are in the USA and here are my twelve top USA art museums, from a list that could easily be twice as long.

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Hook & Plow Hermosa Beach

Too many visitors turn resolutely left out of LAX, heading north for Los Angeles, Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, oblivious to the delights which lie to the south. Yet within a half-hour’s drive of the airport sit LA’s delightful beach towns, a great place to kick back and enjoy good food in rustic surroundings. Hermosa Beach is one of the prettiest of these coastal villages, and The Hook & Plow has been its star turn since 2014.

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Do you know the way to San Jose?

San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley is the airline’s newest California destination, making the best international jumping-off point to date for the many attractions of central California.

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Burning Man Festival. Nevada

As aficionados will tell you, Burning Man Festival is more than a festival: it’s a jaw-dropping cultural experiment in the Nevada desert celebrating art, sculpture and its unique ‘gifting’ culture, in which no money changes hands. It’s also one heck of a party that famously leaves no trace, packing up every structure it doesn’t burn […]

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Ingleside Inn

Clouds of star dust hover over the deliciously eccentric Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, one of the most authentic boutique hotels on the planet that dates back to the Golden days of Hollywood. Chilling out on the swing veranda seat, exploring grounds whose romantic villas hide behind lush vegetation or lounging at the secluded poolside you are more of a cherished private house guest than a hotel customer.

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The strangest golf courses in the World

Golf is a global sport these days, and golfers are constantly searching for new challenges. Here at TripReporter we are all passionate golfers and the challenge for us was could we, from experience, list the strangest golf courses we have ever played. So we did. And so we are delighted to present the strangest golf courses in the World.

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