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Tempting Tuesday: Experience Disney ‘Round the Clock

May 21, 2013

ANAHEIM, USA–Just when you think they’re finished dazzling us, Disney somehow does it again. This Memorial Day weekend Disneyland, Disneyland California Adventure, and Florida’s Disney World are staying open ‘round-the-clock for 24 hours of fun, adventure, and absolute madness (though Disney hopes opening all three theme parks will help, we’re… (more)
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Need to Get Away? Plan a Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend in L.A.

January 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES, USA — So you’ve got a weekend to spend in Los Angeles, but you’ve so “been there, done that” as far as seeing all the big Hollywood film landmarks. Perhaps you’d like another angle on this entertainment juggernaut? Then get ready to rock ‘n’ roll. A music industry… (more)
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A Weekend Passport to Los Angeles for Kids and Kids at Heart

December 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES, USA – Think of a little girl dressing up in her mom’s high heels, make-up and sunglasses, and you’ll have an approximation of the essence of Los Angeles. Sure, the city has a veneer of glamour with its Hollywood hullabaloo, and its cultural offerings from art to fashion make… (more)
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Beaches to fit your LA fantasy at Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach in Malibu

November 28, 2012

MALIBU, USA – It’s a universal travel truth: newcomers to Los Angeles arrive expecting to sun themselves at resort-style, palm-tree-lined beaches á la Hawaii or the Caribbean. But soon enough, reality settles in: the Pacific Ocean is freezing, summer at the coast is often foggy, and there’s nothing at all… (more)
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From family fun to four-alarm fires at Universal Studios/Universal CityWalk

September 23, 2012

UNIVERSAL CITY, USA – It sounded like a scene from a Hollywood blockbuster movie–New York was on fire! Entire streets were going up in flames, and even as helicopter crews from the fire department raced to the scene, four acres of brownstones, stoops, and bodegas were engulfed in the inferno.… (more)
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Hit the Beach in Los Angeles

September 19, 2012

LOS ANGELES, USA - Yep, you read the headline correctly: it’s beach time! Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean prime beach season in Los Angeles is wrapping up. In fact, September is one of the best months of the year on the LA sand. The “June gloom” coastal fog… (more)
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Art, not baking soda, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles

August 18, 2012

LOS ANGELES, USA – OK, I have to admit that when I first heard of the Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, I thought it was the “Arm and Hammer Museum”…as in Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Really, it’s an honest mistake of phonics. Unless you see the museum name… (more)
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Surfer girls get stoked with Learn to Surf LA

November 9, 2011

VENICE, USA – A recent exchange of Tweets on surfing has led me to recall my own foray into the world of surfing a few years ago. Though surfing was once dominated by men, women have been making serious waves in the surfing world in recent years with their own… (more)
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Star gazing (and navel gazing) on Rodeo Drive

September 24, 2011

BEVERLY HILLS, US – By now, the Pretty Woman references are wearing a little thin, but the film is such a convenient shorthand for capturing the fairytale ethos of Rodeo Drive that it’s hard to resist the mention. Who hasn’t watched Julia Robert’s “hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold” character transform into a thing of… (more)
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Boho chic with a beachy backdrop in Venice

September 3, 2011

VENICE, US – When you think of shopping in LA’s Venice Beach, images of street vendors hawking string bikinis, knock-off bags, and el-cheapo sunglasses on the Boardwalk may be the first to pop to mind. While it’s true that loads of tourist shopping dollars are carelessly disposed of in this… (more)
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