California: Hip hotel
Farmer’s Daughter, 115 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles 90036; (800) 334-1658 or (323) 937-3930, fax (323) 932-1608, www.farmersdaughterhotel.com. “I was in L.A. on an impromptu business trip; my cousin recommended this hotel because of the prime location, reasonable prices and new look. It is indeed a gem, small and hip and with many amenities. But what I really appreciated was the free Internet access available in each room.” Doubles from $99.
Morocco: Study abroad
Center for Cross-Cultural Learning, BP 6291, Rabat 10000, Morocco: 011-212-37-20-23-65, www.cccl-ma.com. “This language school -- with terrific directors and teachers -- does an excellent job of integrating students into Moroccan society. Courses are offered in modern standard Arabic and the Moroccan dialect; the school also hosts several college study-abroad programs and an Elderhostel program.” Group courses $10 per hour, private courses $20 per hour.
La Canada Flintridge
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