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Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. As In, Aaaaaah

Faithful readers of this blog might be gobsmacked to learn of our stay at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.  I am renowned for frugality. And this is a 5- star destination with a decidedly pricey reputation. How our four-day visit came about was kismet; it allowed me the chance to tell YOU, dear readers, […]

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Santa Monica to Carmel ~ Foodie Road Trip!

Nine hours – home to destination. Drive, stop, eat, shop, sightsee, gas up again, go!  Print this post out. Tuck it in your “California road trip” file.  Good eats on the horizon.

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“Think Pink” ~ Where to Stay in Carmel By The Sea

The Hofsas House is a boutique family-owned inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, run by savvy proprietress Carrie, granddaughter of founder Donna. The inn is famously PINK, and a perfect destination for a girlfriend getaway.

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Why Girlfriend Getaways Are A Necessity

This is the first installment of a series inspired by a recent Girlfriend Getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea with fellow food and travel bloggers, Dorothy of Shockingly Delicious and Erika of In Erika’s Kitchen.

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Visit LA’s Idea of Country ~ Ojai

Let’s say you’re hitting the wall. You need to be somewhere quiet. Somewhere to think, breathe, sleep. Maybe you need to be alone, a solo traveler. Or, the two of you crave de-stressing. If you’re located somewhere between Orange County and Santa Barbara, choose Ojai.

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Ziplines, Bridges, Rappels–What To Gift A Guy Who Has Pretty Much Everything

Fly, Larry, fly… up up in the sky!  This day was gonna be a blast…  I was taking Larry to fly through treetops on ziplines, rappel down the sides of pines and traverse canyons via suspension bridges. All just 90 miles from our home in Westwood, CA, it’s Ziplines at Pacific Crest (formerly Navitat) in […]

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Armadillo Sighting in Beverly Hills

Angelinos (and frequent visitors)…  Does this armadillo look familiar? Surprise! It’s part of a Route 66 art installation on Santa Monica Blvd. between Century City and the 405 freeway. Technically NOT Beverly Hills, but a stone’s throw away.  Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California is Route 66.

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Historic Route 66 Trip ~ Days 7, 8, 9… OK, 10 & 11, too

It was Day 7 on our Historic Route 66 drive when we started to really hightail it. With a budget of 12 days, we were NOwhere near a half-way mark in terms of mileage. YIKES.

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OMG, There’s A Spa Within Walking Distance of Our Home

Our neighborhood is a wreck. Westwood and Brentwood area, Southern California. The 405 freeway widening project, now known the world over for “carmageddon,” is exhausting. Noise level, grit, gridlock and general construction chaos make it nearly impossible to feel peaceful anywhere outside of our own homes. Don’t bother walking with an iPod unless you crank […]

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Take My Mother, Please!

Whoa hooo, heeee heeee, got a laugh envisioning my mom seeing this headline and getting her ire up before reading the post. Hyuk hyuk. Take My Mother, Please is a custom tour company here in Los Angeles. If you want a highly personalized adventure, seeing exactly the LA you think you want to see, Anne […]

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Hollywood Bowl Picnic for Speed Demons

Sunday morning, I awoke thinking about Sunday dinner. We had tickets to Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks at the Hollywood Bowl.  Larry is Mr. Ticket; if a concert is coming to LA, he’s all over it. I’m not such a die-hard concert-goer; I love to picnic, however. He loves concerts but loathes the parking. Our […]

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Road Trip ~ Take A Long Weekend in Temecula

Travel posts are harder to write than you might think. They can easily come off with the air of a braggy Christmas letter cuz of the FUN. But my intention is to deliver useful info to you… here’s today’s recommend. If you like the idea of an affordable yet busy So. Cal. getaway, a Long […]

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Road Trip: Taste of San Diego Walking Tour

What you see here is what awaits you on a walking food tour of downtown San Diego. SD was my college town. Back then, the only reason to go downtown was… uh, well, there was no reason. The closest I may have gotten was my stint working in a Mexican restaurant in Old Towne, but […]

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