Articles Tagged ‘Adventure’

Hollywood Hills Horseback Ride

Hollywood Hills Horseback Ride November 7, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Trotting on a beautiful horse, up and down deserted wildlife-filled hills on a crisp autumn evening as a colorful pink and orange sun retreats into the horizon. Sounds like somewhere in the middle of Utah or Colorado, doesn’t it? Gallop no further than LA’s own Sunset Ranch Hollywood, established...

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...

Old Trapper’s Lodge Statues

Old Trapper’s Lodge Statues May 18, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
In 1941, John Ehn opened his motel the “Old Trapper’s Lodge” at Arvilla Avenue and San Fernando Road near the Burbank Airport. The story goes that in order to advertise the motel he hired Claude Bell (famous for the Cabazon dinosaurs) to build a roadside sculpture and simply through...

“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...

Tiburcio Vasquez and His Rocks

Tiburcio Vasquez and His Rocks March 16, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The Vasquez Rocks Natural Area is located about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, just off of the Antelope Valley Freeway (CA 14) near Agua Dulce. This site is located on the Elkhorn branch of the San Andreas fault; 15 million years of tectonic activity have created the up-thrust sandstone, shale, and basalt...

Los Angeles on Two Wheels

Los Angeles on Two Wheels March 5, 2011 | What's New | Read More
A couple months ago the New York Times Frugal Traveler wrote an article about his experience exploring Los Angeles on a bicycle. This piece came to the somewhat unexpected conclusion that getting around on a bike is actually a great way to see the L.A. basin. My own experience living here has led me...

The Los Angeles River

The Los Angeles River February 27, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Los Angeles River flows with water and contradiction. This waterway is the reason that Los Angeles was settled in the first place, yet it is now hidden beneath so many overpasses and bridges. Unlike most rivers the L.A. river is now a man-made river, as most of its year round flow is the outflow...

The Sunken City — Point Fermin

The Sunken City — Point Fermin February 21, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Just to the east of Point Fermin in San Pedro, California, are the remains of a neighborhood that has been sliding into the sea since 1929. This “slump” is attributed to wave action and the presence of bentonite clay here, a material which has a propensity to become very slippery. A broken...

Murphy Ranch – Ruins of a Nazi Compound

Murphy Ranch – Ruins of a Nazi Compound February 1, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Between 1933 to 1945 there was evidently a Nazi compound in Rustic Canyon near Brentwood. The property in question is now owned by the city of L.A. and is located within Topanga State Park. It makes for a great hike, like a real-life Lost adventure right here next to the city. Most of the wooden structures...