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Active Adventures in L.A.

Active Adventures in L.A. January 22, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Year round sunshine makes Los Angeles a perfect getaway for the outdoor adventurer. Slap on some sunscreen and get active! Bike World Famous Beaches There’s no better way to explore Los Angeles beaches than by renting a bike and riding up and down some of the most famed coastlines in the world. Santa...

L.A. Bound? What to Pack for Winter

L.A. Bound? What to Pack for Winter December 18, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Layers, layers, layers! It’s all about layering in Los Angeles because the sun’ll come out in the morning, brunch-time calls for slight showers, evening welcomes afternoon heat, and night calls forth a frigid breeze. Who says L.A. doesn’t have seasons, when we experience four seasons in 24 hours! Do...

Best Views in Los Angeles

Best Views in Los Angeles October 25, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Los Angeles boasts some of the best views in the world when it comes to location and landscape. Break out your smartphone and pop over to these sweet spots for amazing sights sure to please the picture frame. Santa Monica Pier Pull on your hoodie and head over to the Santa Monica Pier for one of the...

Free Things to Do in LA

Free Things to Do in LA September 27, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Forget cracking open the piggy bank to experience the best of LA. Check out these gratis activities to make your stay memorable and still have some dough left over to try a Pink’s hot dog. 1. Hike Due to LA’s predominantly “plastic” reputation, visitors tend to forget the magnificent natural...

“Hollywood Escapes” – A Guidebook Full of Movie Lore

“Hollywood Escapes” – A Guidebook Full of Movie Lore April 20, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s a funny thing when a book that you really like gets remaindered. It’s hard to tell, is this a good thing or a bad thing? From the buyers perspective, suddenly the book becomes very affordable which is great. I am not so sure that the writer and publisher are equally pleased with this...

Useful iPad Travel Apps for LA

Useful iPad Travel Apps for LA April 18, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Some touchscreen time was in the cards for me evidently, as I recently ended up getting an iPad. It’s just the most basic iPad and it actually belongs to my workplace not me, but heck, why complain. Incidentally, I have also been trying to figure out what to do with an iTunes gift card balance...

Celebrity Photo Extravaganza

Celebrity Photo Extravaganza February 13, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
To get in the proper celebrity spotting state of mind, I have collected below some photos from Alan Light’s fabulous and star-studded flickr page. These snapshots span decades and, for a full disclaimer, some the shots were taken in Hawaii. Thanks for indulging my poetic license to showcase these...

Famous Los Angeles Cemeteries

Famous Los Angeles Cemeteries January 10, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
For a century now, Los Angeles has been well-known for its celebrity residents. In the natural course of things, this has meant a substantial number of famous corpses. Below is a listing of the illustrious cemeteries where these famous bodies have found their final resting place: Pierce Brothers Westwood...

Six Neat Books about Los Angeles

Six Neat Books about Los Angeles December 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The following list is not meant to identify the most grandest and greatest Los Angeles books ever. A list like that would include tomes like Kenneth Anger’s  muck-racking masterpiece Hollywood Babylon and Mike Davis’ slightly dated but still indispensable City of Quartz. Instead, the task...

Art Deco Downtown

Art Deco Downtown November 10, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
What a great boon it was to us all when the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes showcased the style moderne, known these days as Art Deco. With roots in artistic movements of the day (like Cubism, Constructivism, and Futurism), industrial design, and a wide range...