Articles Tagged ‘Hiking’

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...

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...

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...

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...

Los Angeles Seen Through Electronic Maps

Los Angeles Seen Through Electronic Maps April 15, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Remember before the internet, smart phones and GPS, when we used to rely so much on maps? People still use paper maps to navigate the American freeway system. And those without iPhones use paper maps to navigate unfamiliar cities (although print-outs from google maps are popular in that context). Electronic...