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Travel Tips: USA

Santa Ynez Valley:
"The 1807 adobe Mission Santa Ines (1760 Mission Dr., Solvang; 805/688-4815) is one of 21 Spanish missions in California. Stroll through the rose-and-oleander garden."
     ~Dean Kuipers (Travel + Leisure, July 2006)

Barrier Islands:
"Check out the golf cart-sized tree trunks and limbs scattered along the shores of Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island."
     ~Jaime Gross (Travel + Leisure, July 2006)

"If Hana is still too developed for your tastes, visit Piilanihale Heiau (1819 Hana Hwy.; 808/ 248-8912), a massive lava-rock structure that's the largest ancient place of worship in Polynesia."
     ~Alex Salkever (Travel + Leisure, July 2006)

Las Vegas:
"Walk through the wine store Marche Bacchus (2620 Reggata Dr., Suite 106; 710/804-8008; dinner for two $72) and you'll find a hidden French bistro on a lake: this is where all the chefs eat."
     ~Andrea Bennett (Travel + Leisure, July 2006)

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