Travel Tip of the Day: Visit Catalina Island on Your Birthday

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Visit Catalina Island on Your Birthday Do you have plans to visit Catalina Island in California? If you do, you might want to consider going on your birthday since the Catalina Express (the boat that takes you to and from) is offering passengers free travel on their birthdays, effective now through December 31, 2015! The […]

Travel Video of the Week: Los Angeles Supermoon Timelapse

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I’ve been back in Los Angeles for the past 10 days and already I’ve been reminded why it’s one of my favorite cities in the world, and why I call it home. Here’s a new Los Angeles timelapse of the city and the recent supermoon from the TimeLAX team of RalphGM & RandyFX that might […]

10 Reasons to Stay at Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California

Thirty minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast lies arguably the most beautiful piece of land in the United States. I know this because I spent my sophomore year (pic below) at then Marymount College Palos Verdes (now Marymount California University), living in an apartment complex next door […]

Mayhem for All Ages at Universal Studios Hollywood

Hangin' with the Minions

I was recently asked to cover the new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. With my nine-year-old daughter in tow, I set off for a day of film-inspired magic and that’s what I got. The new ride fits right into the movie-enchantment precedent set by Universal Studios—putting the rider smack in the […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 10, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a luxurious trip to San Francisco from Travel Channel Win a trip to Las Vegas from Potato Goodness (on Facebook) Win a trip for two to Barcelona from Lucky Win a stay at a spa resort in […]

15 Reasons to Stay in Long Beach When Visiting Southern California

Aquarium of the Pacific

Approximately 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, CA has spent a lot of time in LA’s shadow—but it has a whole lot to offer in its own right. Here are 15 reasons to stay in Long Beach—instead of LA proper—on your next visit to the area: 1. Long Beach has its own airport and is […]

Hakkasan Beverly Hills

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Restaurant: Hakkasan Beverly Hills Where: 233 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310-888-8661 The concept: Originally opened in London in 2001, Hakkasan is now known the world over, from Miami to Mumbai, from San Francisco to Shanghai. And recently, Hakassan threw open its doors in Los Angeles. At Hakkasan Beverly Hills, modern Cantonese cuisine […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 25, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel includes: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win two tickets to Rio de Janeiro from TAM Airlines Win a trip for two to Los Angeles from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to Montreal from Tourisme Montreal Win a 6-night Kenya safari from The Explorateur […]