Adventure, Travel & Tours

Kayak the LA River. It’s True, Los Angeles Has A River!

We heard about this well-kept secret two years ago, during the off season. Between Memorial Day and the end of September, you can kayak the LA River… cowabunga, we got the last booking of the season!

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LAX to Louisville is a Direct Flight Now on American

TALLY HO!  If Kentucky isn’t on your radar for a getaway, Angelenos… it’s simpler now. American Airlines just launched direct flights – LAX <-> SDF – to open up a lotta fun in as short or long a trip as imaginable. Two years ago, Larry and I hit a few spots in Kentucky on a […]

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California’s Super Bloom ~ Visit The Best Way

  Go ahead, ask. After weeks of poorly behaved flower lovers overrunning the super bloom poppy fields of Southern California, how did I get this photo with no one around? I drove to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. And didn’t even arrive by helicopter, like the skofflaws who landed there illegally that very afternoon.

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Joy Rich Leather Weekender with Wheels ~ Product Review

Women travelers fall into a few categories (adventure, leisure, business, I Wanna Look Rich…). Most of us want to be perceived a certain way when we step up to our destination. This Joy Rich Leather Weekender with Wheels DELIVERS what I want – the I Wanna Look Rich category. 

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Visit Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel by the Sea and Take Your Mind Off Global Warming

It’s been hot, baby. One town on our road trip from LA clocked 113 degrees. What was the temp when friend, Sue and I rolled into Carmel by the Sea and the Hofsas House Hotel on a recent July afternoon? A remarkable 68 degrees.

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Wanna Whale Watch? Be Dramamine-Wise and You Ought to Be Fine

This is a POSITIVE review of whale watching with Discovery, in Monterey, CA… but you might not get that at first glance because I’m going to warn you… You NEED Dramamine.

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One-Tank Trips from Los Angeles ~ Staycations: Whacky to Whoa Cool

Kids or no kids, couples or solos, siblings or pals… every Angelino could use fresh ideas for short trips. Don’t overlook staycations! Pile on a bunch of these experiences in the coming warm weather months.

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Dominos in Cuba, The Game, Not The Pizza ~ Rules & Strategies

Don’t worry, American fast food pizza has not yet arrived in Cuba. But “Dominos” is well known throughout the island. Dominos, the tile game, is a ritual, probably nightly for many passionate players.

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Postcards from Cuba–We Visited a Second Time. Why? I Love The People.

Cuba, I love the people. Busy with things that matter. Music, haircut, pottery, breadbaking, fishing, dance, painting, sewing, a rancher with a chicken on his head, ration butchers, cemetery manager, music teacher, taxi.

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Skyspace Slide in LA ~ Anticipation is MUCH Scarier Than The Experience

If something comes with a ticket, Larry wants to do it. So, he booked the Skyspace Slide in downtown LA, PRONTO. Nothing like being a “first.” I’m not afraid of heights, nor of flying through the sky, having bungee jumped, hot air ballooned, helicoptered, parasailed, slid down a glacier on my butt, flown tiny planes […]

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Road Trip! Fresh Cherry Picking in Leona Valley, California is Closer To LA Than You Think

Here is a city-slicker adventure in Southern California: drive to a mouthwatering cherry farm in Leona Valley, called Villa del Sol, and pick cherries! This has been on my bucket list (cuz you use a bucket!).Time to set the alarm clock, slather on sunscreen and pick us some fresh cherries.

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I’m No Cowgirl, But THIS Ranch Suits Me Fine ~ Road Trip to Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley

Picking up our hotel keys at a wine tasting room was an intriguing first glimpse into the Holman style. Recently invited to visit the Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, California, to give it a blogger’s review, I had zero expectations beyond the fact that I like wine and I like to travel. And while I’m […]

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Under the Paso Robles Sun… is Tuscany! Road Trip to Allegretto Vineyard Resort

We rolled into the experience from LA on a four-day road trip. The Allegretto Vineyard Resort quite literally makes you forget you’re in Paso Robles, California —  this Italian villa style resort is more than a nice surprise, it’s remarkable.

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