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Making the Most of Your Trip to California

A cruise around the Golden State, whether you decide to opt for its sunny beaches, celeb-filled LA, or its more rural areas out in nature, will undoubtedly be a trip that you remember for the rest of your life. There are plenty of activities and local attractions to occupy your

5 Reasons Why Should Check Out Dolores Park

In Spanish, Dolores means “sorrow.” But, at Dolores Park in San Francisco, sorrow is nowhere in sight. Not even a shadow of it. In fact, this public park brings joy to both visitors and locals. If there’s one public park in San Francisco you shouldn’t skip visiting, walk no further–Dolores

What to do and see at Universal Studios in LA

There are so many things to do and see at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. So, it’s better that you start early—especially when you have kids in tow. One day wasn’t even enough for someone like me who traveled solo. Maybe it was just me who took time to everything

The Surfers in La Jolla

After I finished my own communing with the sea, I continued walking further along the cliffs of La Jolla. A van parked on the roadside where a group of friends got out in a hurry, unloading their duffel bags and their surf boards. They ran into the shore, dropped their

La Jolla Beach

I was walking down the La Jolla Beach when I spotted this woman doing her yoga in the sand, with only the sound of the waves can be heard. It was a peaceful setting that I decided to sit down on the grasses in my own yoga position. But, of

Beverly Hills is Home to the Hollywood Stars

“Beverly Hills is home to the Hollywood stars! This is where they live in excess!”, announced our Beverly Hills tour guide in a voice of excitement. He couldn’t be more wrong. Beverly Hills is excessive—and it is a lonely place to be. The streets are clean, the bushes are tall

Hollywood Bus Tour

My advise for those who want to take in too much of Hollywood in one day is: take the Hollywood Bus Tour. Taking the bus is a great option, unless if you planned to stay there for a few more days. There are still many things to see beyond Hollywood

The Universal Studio Tour

If there’s one thing you must do when visiting Los Angeles, take the Universal Studio Tour. We all go to Hollywood land for the movies, right? Go straight to the Universal Studios and do the Studio Tour FIRST. Go early to avoid the crowd and get on the tram for

Where to see San Francisco Skyline

I am fond of seeing the panorama or skyline of every city I’ve visited. Seeing San Francisco skyline in many different angles, is magical. It’s like getting to know the city from afar in many hills that made up the city, home to the world’s richest IT start-ups. So, where

Alcatraz Island is Home to the Notorious Criminals

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco (California) is home to the notorious criminals in the past. These are criminals who were wanted by the country’s police system for breaking the law not one but more. They’re known to be feared and had a reputation that could equal that of Hollywood A-listers

A Gay Village Called Castro

Castro, a gay village, in San Francisco is the birthplace of America’s gay civil rights movement. It’s synonymous with Harvey Milk[/easyazon_link], one of the pioneers of the gay rights movement that is still alive today. Last summer, I had the chance to explore the stretch of the gay village from

The Owl from Harry Potter

Olympus is an owl from Harry Potter. One of the owls, actually. She is a eurasian eagle owl that delights the audience at the Animal Actors stage inside Universal Studio in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to catch the Animal Actors show when you tour Universal Studios. They’ve got dogs,

Things to do in Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier is alive with rides and other things your children would enjoy. For adults, the beach is always the choice. It’s crowded on hot days and therefore you shall not expect privacy. LOL… Competing with the beach crowd are cars looking for spaces to park conveniently. From the

The Brave, the Bold, the Beautiful and the Weird at Venice Beach

Venice Beach is everything. There’s the bold, the strong, the beautiful, the weird, the hip and the artist. It is a place that shows all we think of America—without the republicans! The Bold. They’re young but already bold to scale up and down the skateboarding pit. One false move could

The Murals in Mission District

The murals in Mission District in San Francisco are one of the things you shouldn’t miss to explore when you’re visiting the city. These murals are larger than life and many of them are labors of love from the artist to the community. Their subjects are mixed–politics, religion, heroism, teenage

My Adventure at the International Travelers House in San Diego

I almost fainted as soon as I stepped inside the International Travelers House in San Diego. Few feet before I reached the reception, a shirtless, blonde hunk was mopping the floor, his toned muscles were flexing like they were teasing a stranger—and those smooth muscles already got me at hello.
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