Olvera St : What to do in El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument

Olvera Street in Downtown LA is an awesome beacon of Mexican-American culture that is always lively and fun to explore. The entire area is called El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, and it takes up multiple city blocks in Downtown Los Angeles. Since it is right across the street from Union Station, it is a […]

Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles

The Chinese American Museum near Olvera St in Downtown LA is an interesting, free spot to explore when you are in the area. The three floors of exhibits only require about 30 minutes to see, and they are surprisingly well put together. Here is all the information so you can check it out yourself. Details […]

Grand Central Market: Where to Eat, Drink & Park in Downtown LA

Downtown LA is a spot that has been experiencing a massive revival over the last few decades. One of the places this is most evident is at Grand Central Market, Downtown LA’s 100-year-old staple. This market has dozens of food vendors with some of the area’s most popular restaurants. On the weekend you should be […]

Smorgasburg LA: Weekly Food Event in Los Angeles

In LA there is no shortage of great food or fun events to go to on a weekly basis; however, Smorgasburg which happens every Sunday, is one of my favorites. This gathering of food, drink and shopping vendors takes over the five-acre site used for a weekday produce market and provides a fun atmosphere for […]

Exploring Downtown Los Angeles in 24 Hours with InterContinental

I’ve partnered with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts through ShopShare Network for this post. All opinions are my own. Over the last few decades, downtown Los Angeles has gone through a significant shift. Places like The Broad, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Arts District are leading this charge with new places to eat, drink and […]

Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles

While Los Angeles is undoubtedly full of unique museums, the Museum of Broken Relationships on Hollywood Boulevard is certainly one of the most interesting. This museum is in the shadow of famous tourist spots like the wax museum, Ripleys Believe It or Not and even Mann’s Chinese Theater. It focuses on the issues that affect […]

Lukens Lake on Tioga Pass in Yosemite National Park

Lukens Lake is one of the easiest high altitude lakes to access in the high country of Yosemite. This lake is less than a mile hike each direction, and it is one of the most peaceful and relaxing areas you can access on Tioga Pass Road. Here is all the information on this spot. Details […]

Napa Valley Guide: Exploring Yountville, St Helena, Calistoga & Napa

For over a century, the Napa Valley region of Northern California has been a popular attraction, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors a year from all over the world. The wine region is one of the most famous in the United States and the small cities that make up the Napa Valley have a lot […]

Napa City Guide: Restaurants, Wineries, Art & Bike Rides

The city of Napa is the gatekeeper to the famous Napa Valley, that people travel from all over the world to visit. The downtown area of Napa city itself has gone through a massive revival over the last decade though and has become its own destination for people to see. I got a chance to […]

9/11 Memorial Garden in Downtown Napa

While exploring Downtown Napa, one of the places I was surprised to find in the heart of the city was a beautifully crafted 9/11 Memorial Garden that featured actual steel from the Twin Towers. Established in 2013, and created by the Napa-based artist Gordon Huether, this is a peaceful place in the city to visit and […]