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Jim Olson


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I travel for adventure (hiking, biking, camping, skiing, water sports), relaxation (wine, good food, outdoor settings), and music (jazz, funk, blues).

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Hermosa Beach

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AEurope: What's the best & most budget-friendly European city to spend New Years?

Sounds like a great trip. I've been in Berlin​ and Amsterdam​ for New Years and both proved to be amazing. I would also suggest Munich​, I was there for Oktoberfest and had a great time both sightseeing and... See More

AMaui: What are the best snorkel spots on Maui?

The best snorkeling is Molokini Island Preserve​accessible via Snorkel cruise. I highly recommend booking the morning trip. Most of the times the afternoon trade winds pick up and prevent the boats from making it to Molokini.  If you are not up for... See More

ASacramento: What is a must see between Sacramento, CA, and Bend, OR?

Hi Lisa, I'm originally from Bend and have made the drive from LA to Bend on numerous occasions. I prefer driving up Highway 97 and taking detours to the places on this list. Not sure how much time you have on your drive but here are some interesting things along... See More

QBeaver Creek: What are unique and authentic activities / dining option in Beaver Creek?

My wife and I are making our inaugural trip to Beaver Creek before closing weekend. We plan on staying 2 nights (Fri - Sat). Other than skiing, what are some must do activities and dining options that make Beaver Creek unique to other ski towns? See More

QMunich: What are some of the hidden gems of Munich?

My wife and I, along with several friends, are going to Oktoberfest this year. Outside of beer tents and the list of top activities, what are some 'off the beaten path' things to do and places to eat?  See More

QPlaya del Carmen: Looking for recommendations for authentic and quality food and attractions

My wife and I are taking a 5 day trip (not counting travel days) to Playa del Carmen with a group of friends. We are staying at an all inclusive resort and will be spa'ing and golfing for the most part. If you have been there and were to go back, what are the things... See More

QDenver: A good night-on-the-town experience for seeing a show @ Buell Theater?

We recently moved to Denver and my wife and I are going to the Buell Theater to see an 8pm mid week show. I'd like some insight on: Parking (best spot to get in and out quickly) What are some nearby restaurants for quality appetizers and cocktails pre show (specific... See More

AMaui: Romantic restaurants (plus some regular ones)

Try these 3 places... The Plantation House​ Hali'imaile General Store​ and Mama's Fish House Restaurant See More

QItaly: Need help planning Italy - France - Spain trip for 2014...

My wife and I are planning a trip for 2014 to Northen Italy, South of France and Northern Spain, arriving in Milan and departing from Barcelona. Ideally it include several days in Cinque Terre. We are planning on going for 11 to 14 days. Our Questions: 1. What towns, cities... See More

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