1-Day Walt Disney-Inspired Los Angeles Itinerary

Posted on Jul 23, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Itineraries & Tours  •  No Comments

While a trip to Disneyland is an essential pilgrimage for many Disney fans, few venture out to the Disney-connected places beyond the parks. In this post, we offer a 1-day Los Angeles itinerary for seeing points of interest that influenced Walt Disney, have inspired his Imagineers, or have been impacted by Walt’s enduring legacy. For […]

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery Review & Tips

Posted on Jul 22, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  2 Comments

Hollywood Forever is the cemetery to the stars, serving as the final act for some of Hollywood’s once-brightest stars (too much with the morbid puns?), as well as others behind the scenes in the film and television industries. In this post, we’ll review this cemetery as a tourist spot, share some photos of the what […]

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One Night in Étretat, France

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  1 Comment

Famous for its iconic white cliffs and arches, Étretat is has everything you could want from a small coastal town in France: charm, breathtaking vistas, intimate bed & breakfasts, and of course, plenty of great food. This post is mostly anecdotal–rather than offering tips for visiting Étretat, we’re simply sharing our all-too-brief visit here, what we did, […]

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1-Day Downtown Los Angeles Walking Itinerary

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Itineraries & Tours  •  4 Comments

If you only have one day in downtown Los Angeles and want to take a walking tour of DTLA’s best things to do, this is the step-by-step touring plan for you. This is full-day Los Angeles itinerary covers the city’s relatively compact downtown area, and does not require the use of a car or public transportation […]

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Los Angeles Times Building Tour Info & Review

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  2 Comments

If you’re visiting downtown Los Angeles, one can’t miss location is the L.A. Times Building, which offers free tours and has its beautiful Globe Lobby open to the general public. Gordon B. Kaufmann designed the Times Building, which won a gold medal at the 1937 Paris Exposition. At minimum, the Times Building is a must-visit 15 […]

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Grindelwald & Lauterbrunnen: Majestic Swiss Villages

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  5 Comments

Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen–and really, all of the villages scattered around the alpine valleys of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland in the Interlaken district–are some of the most picturesque places I’ve ever visited. From the Swiss alps towering above the villages, to the rolling green hills, to the cascading waterfalls, and even the chalet architecture, everywhere you look […]

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Guimet Museum of Asian Art Review & Tips

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  No Comments

The Guimet Museum of Asian Art in Paris holds extension collections of objects acquired during the travels of French industrialist Émile Guimet in Japan, China, India, Cambodia, Nepal, and other regions of the Far East. In this post, we’ll review the museum, share photos from our visit, and offer thoughts on whether Musée Guimet is […]

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Aquarium of the Pacific Review & Tips

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  2 Comments

Long Beach, California’s Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the largest aquariums in the United States, and without question the nicest in Los Angeles County. In this post, we’ll review this aquarium, offer tips for visiting, and also offer insight into whether it’s worth the time for visitors to California. Situated on the California […]

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MOCA Review & Tips

Posted on Jun 25, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  No Comments

MOCA, or the Museum of Contemporary Art, has three locations in Los Angeles: MOCA Grand Avenue, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center. This review focuses on the ‘main’ downtown location, offering thoughts about the museum’s exhibitions, logistical information, and whether it’s worth the price of admission. If it seems like we’ve been […]

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