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Elaine Travels

Holidays are meant to be fun and carefree, and full of exploration, whether you're travelling to new places, or rediscovering old haunts, for just a few days or a few weeks. Like most discerning travellers, we want to make sure that wherever we go we are armed with the best advice, and usually the best source of information is the locals.

But you don't have to go trawling the streets of Los Angeles asking every man, woman, and child for their recommendations. California native Elaine has made it easy for you with her regular blog updates on all things food, travel, and shopping. At www.elaine-travels.blogspot.com Elaine regularly updates with the latest news and reviews for Los Angeles natives and visitors alike. Her speciality is finding great deals, whether it be for gourmet meals or men's suits.

For instance, in just a few weeks Elaine has enlightened us on where to go to get yourself a meal cooked by the protégés of Julia Childs; given us the low-down on a cheap airfare that will take you to 50 cities; found us some hot hotel deals in Los Angeles for those after a ‘staycation'; and laid out the details on sales, sales, and more sales on favourite fashion labels.

The site is updated daily with the latest in travel, food, and clothes deals, and Elaine has a penchant for picking some of the best eats in Los Angeles. It's a great resource for those looking for a great night out in their own city, or who want some last-minute holiday ideas.

The best part is that Elaine simply does it all for fun, and in the process helps the rest of us find great deals and good times! She's not paid in anyway for her reviews, so you know you're getting the true Los Angeles voice when you're reading her blog.

So now there's no need to consult the travel guide written by the guy who visited LA once 15 years ago, or to ask the random stranger on the street for advice. Elaine's blog has it all covered!