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  • Spanish Bay Golf Course at Beach path at Picnic Booth's at 17 Mile Drive

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    Roadtrip USA: 17 Mile Drive

    Between Carmel and Monterey there are two of the world’s most prestigious golf courses. You can drive along the 17 Mile Drive for $10. You get fabulous views of the golf courses and the coast. But if you were driving up the Highway 1, it’s not really worth the extra 10 bucks. You can only really see […]

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  • Popcorn shrimp

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp

    Right next to the Intercontinental The Clement Monterey was an outlet of the Bubba Gump Shrimp chain. They serve – you may have guessed it – shrimp. And some fish. And you can step into Forrest’s shoes. For us Europeans shrimp is mostly grilled or fried in garlic oil. They had that too, but I […]

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  • Highway 1 view of the Pacific Ocean

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    Roadtrip USA: Highway 1 Cruising

    Driving through the mountains with a constant gorgeous view is just great. When we left San Siemeon we refused to pay $4.79/gallon to fill up our nearly empty gas tank. Needing to save gas when the car in front of you is a nervous braker is nerve wrecking. I got a 97% eco driving rating by the […]

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  • View from the balcony

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    Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

    Our next stop on the Pacific coast was San Simeon to visit Hearst Castle. We stayed in the Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Resort…uff that’s a long name… I matched my Hilton Diamond Status to Best Western Diamond before the stay and we got a great room on the second floor overlooking the garden and the […]

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  • La Casa Grande

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    Roadtrip USA: Hearst Castle

    William Randolph Hearst built Hearst Castle on a 51 ha piece of land directly at the Pacific Ocean. The mansion sits on the hilltop with stunning vistas of the mountains and the ocean. He used to invite Hollywood stars and important people like Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, Walt Disney and even Winston Churchill to party weekends. They […]

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