The Best Japanese Happy Hour in West Hollywood is Robata Jinya

The Best Japanese Happy Hour in West Hollywood is Robata Jinya

I made last minute reservations at Robata Jinya after doing a quick search online for restaurants on LA’s West 3rd Street. This street in West Hollywood is filled with great restaurants and cafes, so I knew there had to be a Japanese restaurant.

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Where to Find the Famous Palm Tree-Lined Street in Beverly Hills

Where to Find the Famous Palm Tree-Lined Street in Beverly Hills

Have you seen those beautiful palm tree lined streets in Los Angeles and ever wondered where the heck people took those photos? Well, we had the same question and were determined to find out. We searched online and we saw a ton of blog posts that showed off their amazing photos, but none of them actually gave an address to the location.

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Saved By the Bell’s Awesome Pop-Up Diner in West Hollywood

Saved By the Bell’s Awesome Pop-Up Diner in West Hollywood

I recently moved back to Los Angeles and Crystal booked a ticket to visit me during the President’s Day weekend in February. The first thing we had on our minds for “Things To Do” in LA was the Saved by the Max Brunch. Crystal has been a huge fan of Saved by the Bell, a popular 90’s TV sitcom, and she was beyond excited to visit this cafe.

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The SoNo Fest Chili Cook-Off in San Diego, California

The SoNo Fest Chili Cook-Off in San Diego, California

The SoNo Fest Chii Cook-Off is a locally focused street festival that features a chili cook-off from local restaurants in San Diego. The street festival is located between North Park and South Park and it’s a volunteer run event where 100% of the proceeds go to the McKinley School Foundation.

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My Day Trip to Old Town Temecula, California

My Day Trip to Old Town Temecula, California

I love visiting little towns and when I discovered that Old Town Temecula was only an hour drive from Downtown San Diego I made the drive up on a Monday morning. Old Town Temecula has raving reviews on Trip Advisor and I couldn't help but notice the old Western architecture in the reviews.

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The Historic Sofia Hotel in San Diego

The Historic Sofia Hotel in San Diego

I recently attended the Adobe MAX conference at the San Diego Convention Center (if you're a creative, you need to go!) and since it was a packed event, most of the hotels near the convention center were full.  Thankfully, Sofia Hotel had a room available and I'm so glad they did because I really enjoyed my stay here. 

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Our Top 10 Travel Highlights From 2016

Our Top 10 Travel Highlights From 2016

 Can you believe we're almost at the end of 2016? We say this every year, but time just flies by so fast! We did a good amount of traveling this year and wanted to share with you our favorite travel destinations of 2016. From Iceland to California to Indiana, each location had something fun and unique to offer. 

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Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills

Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills

We wanted to stop by the Villa Blanca Italian restaurant because Crystal is a huge fan of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and one of the stars on the show, Lisa Vanderpump, owns this restaurant. We actually stopped by one of her other restaurants, Sur, a couple of years ago and ran into Mrs. Vanderpump herself! Crystal was so happy and Lisa was kind enough to take a picture with her. We weren’t so lucky this time, but still had a fun time at the restaurant.

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Manzanar National Historic Site: WWII Japanese-American War Relocation Center

Manzanar National Historic Site: WWII Japanese-American War Relocation Center

We wanted to visit Manzanar National Historic Site because it really hits home for us. It's not a site in the United States that is very well known. We actually found out about it recently through a friend. We knew the history behind it, but didn't know that the camp site was preserved. 

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Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills - Famous Area for Western Films

Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills - Famous Area for Western Films

Lone Pine wasn’t originally on our California road trip itinerary, but since it was so close to Manzanar, we decided to make a quick visit after we toured the Manzanar Historic Site. We loved this little town! Everything is western themed because the location is famous for western movies being filmed often back in the day. Hollywood still uses Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills for it’s movie set every once in awhile like Tremors and Django.

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A Guide to Exploring Sacramento

A Guide to Exploring Sacramento

What's there to do in Sacramento? Plenty! If you haven't visited California's state capitol, you must. The park is beautiful, the building is magnificent, and the tour is fun and informative. After you're done visiting the capitol, enjoy lots of great food like Lowbrau, The Mill and Fox and Goose.

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