Los Angeles Staycation

2022-03-06T22:32:51+00:00March 6, 2022|Los Angeles|

We enjoyed the beach house at The Tides Oceanview Inn & Cottages in Pismo Beach so much in December that we decided to return for Michael’s birthday. Ten days before the trip, I called the hotel to ask a question and had an unpleasant surprise. The staff said, ‘We were going to call you… Due [...]

Historic Filipino Town Street Art Alleys

2020-02-13T21:14:12+00:00February 13, 2020|Los Angeles|

I have wanted to check out the Gabba Alley Project for a while. So, on a cool sunny day, Michael, Indy, and I headed out to explore. We consulted the alley map, decided to park in a central location, and found free parking on Vendome Street just north of Beverly Boulevard. As we followed the [...]

Los Angeles Street Art: Melrose Avenue

2018-03-31T23:33:14+00:00March 31, 2018|Los Angeles|

Melrose Avenue is a popular shopping, eating, and drinking destination. It is also a great place to go on a street art walk about – especially between Fairfax and La Brea. Start near Fairfax Avenue and walk east. Keep your eyes out, as there is street art to be found all around. Look up toward [...]

LA Hike: Malibu Creek State Park

2016-10-30T22:00:29+00:00April 7, 2014|Los Angeles|

Easy, scenic hike to the former set of the TV show M*A*S*H Hike through green valleys, along a winding creek, past interesting rock formations amid TV and movie history in Malibu Creek State Park near Los Angeles. Last week, while chatting with a friend about places to hike in Los Angeles, he mentioned that there [...]

LA Hike: Murphy Ranch in Rustic Canyon

2020-08-03T00:09:00+00:00January 5, 2014|Los Angeles|

Forest paths, ocean views, Nazi compound, & street art on one LA hiking trail Like many Los Angeles hiking trails trails, Rustic Canyon has wooded areas, open fields, and a chance to enjoy nature. But one thing that makes this canyon unique is its interesting history.   One thing we looked forward to [...]

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