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The Burlington, Iowa, Challenge

arkwright Platinum 2 Reviews
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To all Insiders (but particularly those from the USA),

 

Let me issue a challenge to you: please put on your thinking caps, activate your memory banks and identify for me, and I hope other actual and potential visitors, some "hidden gems" in the US - places of the same ilk as Burlington Iowa as unearthed by Jerry Coin earlier this year - that is to say, locations that are relatively unknown (off the typical tourists' radar), but possessing intrinsic interest and perhaps providing an insight into the mind-sets of the USA.

 

The rationale: well,.let's start with simple, factual fascination; then enhancing awareness; and lastly enriching travel itineraries?

 

My thanks - in anticipation.

 

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(For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

Location Brand Hotel
Chiavenna, Italy
Sancerre, France
  • Re: The Burlington, Iowa, Challenge
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    Arkwright,

     

    That is a great challenge!

     

    It is very personal, in terms of places that are very special to each of us.  While I have spent too much time at the FF in Burlington, Iowa, I appreciate the place but here are some I like better:

     

    Chiavenno, Italy, No Marriott, but this 45 minute drive from St. Moritz, to Lake Como, is especially a gem for a great place at a great price.  I am not much of a pasta eater, but the pasta here is so good.  For two $25 will get you more than you can both eat, plus a large portion of local wine.  Here are some pictures:

     

    This Hotel Conradi serves great pasta, and the whole town is very special!

     

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    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

    Location Brand Hotel
    Chiavenna, Italy
  • Re: The Burlington, Iowa, Challenge
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    #2,

     

    Would be Sancerre, France.

     

    What a great walled city that has great food and rest.  (No Marriott), but the Euro Disney Marriott is an hour a way.

     

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    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

    Location Brand Hotel
    Sancerre, France

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