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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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  • King sized bed with a gift .. no wait it's $17.99...

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    Intercontinental The Clement Monterey

    We first had booked a Best Western Motel in Carmel, but found a really good rate of around $200 through the Family & Friends discount for Intercontinental Hotels. The hotel was fairly new and was built right in the middle of historic Cannery Row. We didn’t want to use valet parking for $25/night, as street […]

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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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