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I know Iowa City better, but there's a Comfort Inn in Dyersville that says it's pet-friendly: https://www.choicehotels.com/iowa/dyersville/comfort-inn-hotels/ia072 You should call and check if there are fees for dogs. Otherwise, another option might be to find an... See More
Yes it happens, but only if you aren't smart about it! I avoid carrying a wallet (if possible), split your cash in different pockets. Backpacks are big targets. Bring a side bag and keep it in the front of you or bring a money belt where you can store your cash and... See More
I'll be spending a weekend in Vancouver with my mom and we're having a hard time finding a hotel. Budget isn't an issue and we want to be within walking distance from restaurants, shops, etc.. See More
Au Bourguignon du Marais serves pretty much exactly what you're talking about, although it's obviously the French versions of that. Lovely place although somewhat newer in feel than most classic Parisian restaurants. Slightly west of... See More
I'm going to NYC for the first time and I want to see classic tourist spots like Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, etc. Are these places really tourist traps or are they worth visiting? Any tips on how to do them the "right way"? See More