Girl friend and I are heading to Palm Springs over Labor Day weekend. Looking for a decent night club in the area that isn't gay dominated. We will be staying in the general downtown area. Looking for some dancing, moderate drinking, and good people watching. Suggestions ??
My other half will be in Cerritos for training, and since I have no auto during the day, I was wondering what is within walking distance/close to Sheraton @ Towne Center to do during the day Any hints are appreciated! :)
I'm a Spanish citizen currently staying as a tourist in Dominican Republic. Before I get into my question, let me list my recent moves, as they are relevant to the case:
- Lived in California for 5 years on a Student Visa.
- Visa ended so went to Spain for 3 months.
- Flew back to the US on the Visa Waiver Program for 3 months.
- VWP ended so been in the Dominican Republic for 3 months.
Now, during my student stay in the US I made a film, which I am now finishing. I need to get back to California so I can complete work on the film, submit to festivals, have meetings, etc. Also want to see my friends and spend time there with my filmmaking peers. I guess I can go back on the VWP again, but I would like to get 6 months to have time to complete all these things. I will not be working, I have money saved up.
That said, I'm thinking of applying for the B1 or B2 6-month Visa here, at the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic, but I am afraid this may be useless... Here are my concerns:
- B1 or B2? Should I explain my situation with the film to justify the need for 6 months or would it make them suspicious that I would want to stay in the US indefinitely? Maybe I should omit the B1 (business) and go for the B2 (tourist); telling them that I want to travel along the West Coast, which I didn't get a chance to while I was studying and didn't have money.
- I assume the fact that I am a Spanish citizen applying in the Dominican Republic will raise some flags. Specially since I haven't been to Spain in between my trips US-DR-US. Am I correct?
- If I decide to pass on the B1/B2, will I have trouble with a new Visa Waiver trip? I have been out of the US for 3 months, and I never overstayed my trip, but Dominican Republic is considered adjacent territory and doesn't reset the 90-days within the VWP; so they may suspect I just went to an adjacent territory for a couple of months of vacation and now want to return to the US to continue living there.
I know this is a rather complex question, so thanks a lot in advance for taking the time to read and hopefully respond. Any ideas will be very helpful.
I am considering taking a job in Red Bluff for 1 year...I am a 30s single female and am not looking to spend the rest of my days there but will there be enough to do to keep me occupied outside of work? I'm a little hesitant based on all the mediocre reviews...I'm pretty outdoors-y so I figure if nothing else, I can hike my way through a one year job commitment, eh?
I'm travelling to California with my girlfriend this winter.
We land in Los Angeles Dec 26th 2014 and fly home to Denmark Jan 9th 2015, also from Los Angeles.
The only thing we have booked so far, is hotel from Dec 30th to Jan 3rd in Las Vegas, where we will spend new years eve.
I visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and San Diego a couple of years ago, so I know the "known" sights (Universal, Alcatraz, Highway 1 etc.)
I am looking for some advice regarding places to go, things to see, which suits the time of year we are travelling.
Is it e.g. a bad idea to go to San Francisco? Because of cold weather. We prefer the warmest weather ;-)
We like all sorts of things, but we are not interested in art or architechture. And probably some other things.
We like cars, nature, famous places, shopping, fun activities (driving fast cars, helicopter ride), cozy old towns/streets, harbour environments etc.
Also - where are good places to shop Hilfiger/Ralph Lauren etc. in Los Angeles?
There are some temporary road and campground closures in the Yosemite area due to the El Portal fire. If you are traveling in the area, please reference the park alert page:
I've posted this in the comment section of the Yosemite Travel Guide as well.
My partner and I will be driving from Yosemite to Death Valley in February next year and have no days to stop in between. I was just wondering about how long to expect in driving time and where would be good places to stop along the way?
Does the San Francisco ferry allow suitcases?
What is the name of the B&B that is across street from Buena Vista Café. Someone recommended it but can't remember the name. I don't want to stay at a chain hotel.
I have booked a place in the Marina area starting August 26 but need a place for August 25th.
It is our anniversary - booked our travel for arrival Aug 26 then had the opportunity to come one day earlier - but our place is not available for the 25th.
Another problem we booked a tour that leaves out of Union Square at 10am August 26th - what do we do with our luggage??
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