Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

A guide for visiting the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park in Aliso Viejo, CA. This is also a test of 4K video from my new Sony FDR-AX33 camcorder and ECM-W1M wireless microphone.

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Plachutta Restaurant in Vienna Austria

A review of the Plachutta Restaurant in Vienna Austria. Plachutta is known for having some of the best Wiener Schnitzel and Tafelspitz in Vienna. Wiener Schnitzel is very thin Veal that has been breaded and deep fried. Tafelspitz is boiled beef in broth served with horseradish. Tafelspitz is considered to be the national dish of Austria.

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Space Jesus in Salt Lake City

A travel guide for visiting the Space Jesus statue in Salt Lake City Utah. Space Jesus is located in the North Visitor’s Center in Temple Square. The status is known as Space Jesus because of the space painting adorning the walls of the atrium where this Jesus statue is displayed.

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Park City Marriott Review

I stayed at the Park City Marriott in Park City Utah for 2 nights and did a video review of the hotel grounds and a two queen bed room.

If you’d like to see what the what the hotel and room looks like then check out the video here:

The hotel is located in the Prospector Square in Park City, approximately two miles from Park City Main Street and the Park City Mountain Resort. There are a couple of shops and restaurants in walking distance, but you’d be best served with a car if you’re staying here. The hotel is served by the free Park City Winter Bus, which stops directly in front of the hotel.

The hotel has 4 floors with 192 guestrooms. It is built around a indoor pool atrium — half the rooms have outside, and half the rooms face inside to the pool. If you’re looking for a room that you can get some fresh air, ask for a room that faces outside.

The hotel lobby has a cozy feel to it with a few couches place in front of a large fireplace. Guests are provided with complimentary cookies, hot chocolate, and apple-cider in the afternoon (around 4pm). There’s a coffee shop selling Starbucks coffee, two restaurants, and a ski-shop also on the lobby level.

Breakfast for Gold and Platinum members is provided in the Concierge Lounge 7 days a week from 6:30am – 9am. The concierge lounge is quite small, and can get crowded at the “peak” 8:30am breakfast time.

The room itself was a pretty standard comfy Marriott room. My only complaint is that the air conditioning didn’t really work in my room at all — so it was quite hot. I tried opening the balcony door to get some fresh air, but those free Park City buses drove by every 15 minutes, which made my sleeping not so easy.

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Hyatt Escala Lodge Park City Review

I stayed at the Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City Utah for 1 night and did a video review of the hotel grounds and a two queen bed room.

If you’d like to see what the what the hotel and room looks like then check out the video here:

The Hyatt Escala Lodge is located at the top of the Canyons Park City Resort. There’s a small ski lift right next door the hotel. It’s just a short five minute walk to the Canyons main “village” and main lifts.

The Hyatt Escala Lodge is composed of three buildings. Two of the buildings are connected via inside corridor. The main lobby is in the Wasatch Building. Valet Parking and Free Underground Self Parking are available.

The lobby has a nice seating area in front of a fireplace. Also in the lobby is a quick-serve restaurant and the hotel’s sit down restaurant. There is a small “business center” with one computer. Next to the elevators is a “DVD-Now” kiosk where you can pick-up free DVDs to watch in-room.

The gym is on the smallish side, but it is very clean and well equipped with windows facing out to the pool area. There is a very nice heated pool and two heated spas. Sitting in the big round hot spa was one of the highlights of my stay. The gym area also includes a Sauna and a Steam Room.

We stayed in room 338A, of the middle building. It was on the top floor, with loft style ceilings. The room itself was a nice large size. Two comfortable beds. A pretty lame excuse of a desk, but I assume most people aren’t here for a work. There was a “mini-kitchen” area with a Sub-Zero mini-fridge, microwave, and sink. The bathroom was large with a separate tub and glassed in shower. Overall a very nice room.

I’d definitely consider staying here again on a trip to Park City.

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Park City Canyons Resort Village

A travel guide for visiting the Park City Canyons Resort Village in Park City Utah. The Park City Canyons Resort Village is a neat base area with restaurants, shops, and a really fun Cabriolet lift to bring you up from the parking area to the Village.

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Park City Alpine Coaster and Flying Eagle Zip Line

A travel guide for riding the Alpine Coaster and the Flying Eagle Zip Line at the Park City Mountain Resort in Park City Utah. The Alpine Coaster is a wonderfully “low-tech” coaster that takes riders on a wild ride through the ski-slopes. With a combo ticket you can ride the Flying Eagle Zip Line as well!

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Taipei Zoo

A travel guide for visiting the Taipei Zoo in Taipei Taiwan. The Tapiei Zoo is a fun attraction to see in Taipei. Taipei Zoo’s most visited attraction is the Giant Panda House.

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Dogo Onsen

A travel guide for visiting the Dogo Onsen Public Bath House in Matsuyama Japan. At over 3000 years old, Dogo Onsen is one of Japan’s most historic hot springs. Admission to the Dogo Onsen bath is very inexpensive, starting at 400 Yen.

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The Best of Taipei Taiwan in 36 Hours

A guide for visiting the best attractions in Taipei Taiwan in a weekend. Included in this video: Night Markets, Chang-Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Din Tai Fung, Smoothie House, Taipei 101, Ximen, Elephant Mountain.

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