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Travel recommendations from L.A. Times readers

  •'s wallet-sized currency conversion table very useful

    I find the wallet-sized currency conversion table from very useful. I print the page (just Page 1 of six), cut out the table and keep it in my wallet while I'm traveling.

  • Travelers to Indonesia can luxuriate in Swan Keramas Bali Villas

    I just spent a week at the Swan Keramas Bali Villas. It's wonderful: There are 26 villas, with two, three or four bedrooms, and all are air-conditioned with either ocean or rice-field views. It's a five-minute walk to the surfing beach at Keramas, and Ubud is about a 20-minute drive. Two-...

  • AKA Beverly Hills treats its guests well

    I highly recommend AKA Beverly Hills and love staying there when I need to go to L.A. for an extended period. It does Spago catering (instead of room service), which is a cool added touch. They treat me so well. Suites from $485 a night; minimum seven-night stay.

  • Readers Recommend: eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato in Omaha

    We found a fun place in Omaha called eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato. The area of town — the Dundee historic district — was charming, and the ice cream was delicious. You can create your own flavors, which was so much fun. It also has a website, but we enjoyed the store.

  • Canfora's custom sandals were fit for Jackie Kennedy — and now you

    One of my favorite places to recommend is Canfora Sandals, on Capri. They have been around for many years — they even created the sandals Jackie Kennedy wore. They will measure your foot and create custom sandals while you wait. Amazing. You can order online, but the personal service is...

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