The 10 Best Coffee Shops & Cafes in Los Angeles, Picked by a Local

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In a busy city like Los Angeles, you’re bound to need a pick-me-up to help you keep up with the fast-paced lifestyle (and make sitting in the daily LA traffic slightly more bearable).  The awesome part of living in LA is that there are coffee shops everywhere, so you don’t need to search far and … Read more The 10 Best Coffee Shops & Cafes in Los Angeles, Picked by a Local

How to Spend One Day in LA (A Local’s Itinerary)

With so much to do and see in Los Angeles, it might seem impossible to get anything done with just one day in LA. Well, this itinerary will prove the opposite—there is a lot you can accomplish with 24 hours in Los Angeles if you plan correctly! Your day in LA will start Downtown, then … Read more How to Spend One Day in LA (A Local’s Itinerary)

14 Fun Day Trips from Los Angeles (Picked By an LA Local!)

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It’s the end of the workweek, and the recurring conundrum is here—should you stay in or go out?  It’s tempting to play it safe and stay in the comforts of your own home, but how about a compromise? Allow yourself a single day trip from Los Angeles. Just one day this weekend! With LA’s vast … Read more 14 Fun Day Trips from Los Angeles (Picked By an LA Local!)

9 Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Los Angeles

Enter a traditional dim sum restaurant, and you will be seated before a spread of small, round bamboo baskets that fill up the dining table. Some baskets are even piled high atop one another. Inside each basket is a hot and tasty dish that will “touch your heart” – this is the English translation of … Read more 9 Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Los Angeles

8 Best Taco Trucks in Los Angeles: A Local’s Guide

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Almost half a century ago, Raul Martinez Sr., founder of King Taco, began selling tacos on the streets of Los Angeles in what was originally an ice cream truck. Today, over 4,000 registered taco trucks have taken over LA’s food scene, making tacos a staple among every Angeleno’s diet! What is it about tacos that … Read more 8 Best Taco Trucks in Los Angeles: A Local’s Guide

10 Best Outdoor Things to Do in Southern California in 2021

Have you been wondering where to go and what to do in SoCal that’s outdoors, safe, and fun?  There’s the endless sandy shores, majestic mountains, dreamy ocean, and twinkling cityscape—the destinations are limitless if you’re seeking out outdoor adventures in Southern California! The sometimes undulating, sometimes rugged, and sometimes leveled terrains that are the fabric … Read more 10 Best Outdoor Things to Do in Southern California in 2021

5 Best Orange County Hikes for All Levels

Orange County comprises of more than what it’s renowned for. Besides riding rollercoasters at Disneyland and surfing at popular coastal areas like Laguna and Huntington Beach, Orange County offers various hiking trails for those who want to go for a stroll or lace up their hiking boots for something more challenging—either way, there’s an Orange … Read more 5 Best Orange County Hikes for All Levels

Los Angeles to Las Vegas Road Trip: 17 Best Stops to Make On the Drive!

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At first glance, a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas might not have much appeal. A map will show the route is surrounded by not much other than barren land. But contrary to popular belief, there are many unique places to stop at during the drive from LA to Vegas! From the second-largest meteorite … Read more Los Angeles to Las Vegas Road Trip: 17 Best Stops to Make On the Drive!

An Epic 2 Days in Los Angeles Itinerary By a Local

When you hear about Los Angeles, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Disney, Hollywood, and the beach? You’ve hit the nail on the head, to an extent. The thing about LA is that it is a sprawling metropolis home to over 10 million inhabitants, and this densely populated hub comes with a lot. … Read more An Epic 2 Days in Los Angeles Itinerary By a Local

18 Best Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles: Road Trip Ideas!

Taking a quick road trip has many benefits. If you’re feeling burnt out from work (and let’s be honest, 2020 has worn us all down), then a weekend getaway is exactly what you need to reset your mindset and feel reenergized to take on life! Many view travel as an escape from reality, which is … Read more 18 Best Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles: Road Trip Ideas!