Travel Contests: Week of May 14, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win one of ten dream vacations from AARP (one each week) Win a trip to hike Mount Kilimanjaro plus a five-day safari from Grape-Nuts Win airfare plus $20,000 to spend in to Paris from Epitymas Win a $25,000 trip […]

Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood – A Walk or Metro to All the Spots

The Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood

The updated Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood is right on Highland Avenue, just a block from Hollywood Blvd and within walking distance of all the tourist hot spots in Hollywood. It’s a short walk from the Hollywood Bowl. You can easily walk to the metro to get downtown right at the fancy outdoor shopping plaza at Hollywood […]

2012 Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

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Last night I attended the opening night of the second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival (LAFW) thanks to my good friend Mike Freed.

My LA Road Trip Escape – Just A Few Hours North

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Sometimes you just want to get in the car and drive with no destination in mind. I had a little business in San Louis Obispo, about 3 hours north of Los Angeles, so I decided to stop whenever the mood struck on my journey north. What I found is there are so many  spectacular must-see […]

A Home Run: From London To N.Y.C To L.A.

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Greetings from the good ol’ U.S. of A! This week, we fly across the pond from London to New York to catch a Yankees game, then head home to California to attend a Twitter Conference and spend some quality time with my dad — including going to a Dodgers game! We also have my sister […]