Travel Contests: Week of August 7, 2013

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills pool

This week’s travel contests include: Win two nights, dinner and two spa treatments at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Win a trip around the world

Travel Contests: Week of July 31, 2013

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills pool

This week’s travel contests include: Win two nights, dinner and two spa treatments at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Win an EatWith experience in New York (and be flown there for free) Win a trip to Australia Win a three-night road trip and $3,000 Win a five-night stay from Myths & […]

Website of the Week: Smart Destinations

Smart Destinations

Everyone wants to save money when they travel—including me! If you plan on traveling to a U.S. city and doing a lot of sightseeing (alone or with the family), then you should seriously consider getting a Smart Destinations Go Card, because it’ll save you up to 55% on top attractions. For example, those traveling to […]

Los Angeles to Honolulu Starting at $99 Each Way on Allegiant

Allegiant

Allegiant just announced new, nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Honolulu (HNL) beginning October 30, 2013 with fares as low as $99* one way. The new flights will operate twice weekly Seats are limited. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by July 14, 2013 for travel by February […]

The New Legoland Hotel in Carlsbad, California

Our Kingdom themed room.

That familiar sound of plastic Lego pieces hitting each other is what you’ll hear when entering the new Legoland Hotel. The newest San Diego County hotel has brilliantly placed a big sandbox filled with thousands of lego pieces in the middle of the lobby for young guests to hop in and enjoy.  As a parent, […]

Artful Surprise in Small Town California

Art installment at Dockweiller Beach

There are few beach towns left in Southern California in their original incarnation. El Segundo is one of them. It saddles up against a refinery, but is also walking distance to Dockweiller State Beach and is neighbors with the more upscale Manhattan Beach. You can get a great meal in any of its many restaurants in […]

The Best Taxi Driver in the World?

Kenny The Rock N Roll Taxi South Bay Los Angeles -004

When my usual taxi driver didn’t answer his phone, I called Kenny the Cab Driver at my cousin Joey’s recommendation. He’s a local legend in the South Bay because he’s so friendly, decorates the interior and exterior of his cab during the holidays and plays rock ‘n’ roll music. I’ve seen his taxi many times but […]

Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica

Farmers Market

Natalie and I were recently invited to experience The Artful Lodger package at Santa Monica’s Hotel Shangri-La; the package is available now through December 2013. Hotel Shangri-La is an independently owned and managed property and has no corporate affiliation to the well-known Asian chain. It’s confusing because they have the same name; the reason they […]