Los Angeles is a city where dreams are made and sometimes broken – filled with surfers, glam, and skyscrapers, right? I spent a significant amount of time in my early life in Los Angeles. My grandparents lived outside of the city while I was growing up, and I’d visit a minimum of 3 times per […]
During a recent trip to Los Angeles, we decided to spend a day exploring Catalina Island. This was the most welcome break from the hectic city pace offered by the island’s mainland neighbor. Stepping on this island, in the city of Avalon, was like stepping into a European village. Avalon is an ideal place to […]
I cannot believe another year is over and we’re already well on our way through January! I’m really excited to share this last quarter’s travel roundup as we had some great experiences in the last quarter of 2017! These posts highlight our travel activities by offering glimpses of things that haven’t made it onto the […]
In the spirit of a new year, I’ve decided to start doing quarterly “roundups” of our travel activities. Oftentimes, there are things going on behind the scenes and sometimes our actual experiences don’t make it into an official blog post for many months due to the nature of my schedule. These posts will offer glimpses of our travel happenings […]
Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula is an upper class area just west of Newport Beach that is worth spending a day exploring. Depending on your location, you can easily walk here from many Newport hotels. The scariest part of the walk is crossing the Pacific Coast Highway! But, once you cross over this busy […]
If you’re willing to pound the pavement from dusk-till-dawn, and do a little planning, it’s possible to cover a lot of ground and see a lot of big city sights in an extended weekend. Here’s our top eight places to check out in San Francisco if you’re short on time.