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Ballard, Seattle, WA, USA
Whether as a visitor or a resident, the Ballard neighborhood in Northwest Seattle is a one-stop-shop for those who love to eat. One can easily walk a only few short blocks within the “downtown” Ballard core to find most anything your stomach...
Tokerau Tapere, Arorangi District, Cook Islands
Paradise in the South Pacific. This was my first stop in a trip around the world and what a way to begin! Less touristy than other south seas islands like Fiji and Tahiti, the Cook Islands is a bit of a throwback. Known for it black pearls and...
Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel, 1 Sky City Rd E, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
As always, the SkyCity Marriott is a surprisingly sophisticated property for being an airport hotel (read: captive audience with little choice). The decor is modern and the service impeccable (they once allowed me use the spa to shower for a late...
130 Marine Corps Dr, Hagåtña, 96910, Guam
For upscale versions of Chamorro classics, head to Meskla, a Chamorro fusion bistro located in downtown Hagatna. Newbies to Chamorro food can get a taste of everything with Meskla's Chamoru Platter, which includes fried reef fish, tinala katni...
1296 Pale San Vitores Rd, Tumon, 96913, Guam
The sprawling DFS Galleria in Tumon is best known for selling brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Tiffany & Co. But DFS is also one of the only places on Guam to find high quality crafts from local artisans...
Star Bldg, 888 N S Marine Corps Dr, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
Though only a few years old, Pika’s Café has quickly risen to the ranks of one of Guam’s most popular restaurants, thanks to a winning blend of friendly service, local ingredients, and inventive Chamorro fusion food. Owners Lenny and Pika Fejeran...
Tumon Lane, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
Take the flavors of local Guam barbecue, add a little Jamaican jerk seasoning, and you have the recipe for one of Guam’s most popular restaurants. Jamaican Grill has been serving up its particular style of locally-influenced Jamaican food from the...
429 Pale San Vitores Rd, Tumon, 96913, Guam
With dishes like Pan Roasted Prawns with Red Rice Risotto Cakes and Hawaiian Rock Salt Ribeye Steak with Li Hing Mui Butter, Proa excels at blending traditional Chamorro cuisine with influences from around the globe. Its Tumon flagship is a...
2210 Y-Sensong Rd, Dededo, 96929, Guam
Farming on Guam isn't common, but the few who do raise crops sell them at the Dededo Flea Market, held every Saturday and Sunday in the northern village of Dededo. There, you can find tropical produce like taro, yams, breadfruit, and various types...
962 Pale San Vitores Road, Suite A3 Tumon, Guam, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
The portions are generous and the service quick at this popular Japanese restaurant in downtown Tumon. The bento box lunch special is a bargain at $9.95, but my personal go-to is the shrimp tempura udon.
Gun Beach Rd, Tamuning, Guam
Spot vibrant fish, bright coral, and the odd reef shark in the waters off Gun Beach, a secluded cove at the far end of Tumon Bay. The beach has grown in popularity with the opening of a new beachfront bar, but it still offers some of the most...
590 S Marine Corps Dr #137, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
Catch the best of Guam’s live music scene at House of Brutus, a sultry lounge and restaurant located at the ITC Building in Tamuning. Jazz rules the roost on Fridays, with Mad Men and a Lady, a trio led by local piano legend Patrick Palomo. On...
Tamuning, 96913, Guam
Red-lit and graffiti-strewn, Livehouse is home to Guam’s small but vibrant alternative rock scene. There's live music every night of the week, with bands performing songs both old and new. The monthly Sunday Band Showcase is known for launching...
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