tsujita-la-artisan-noodles-ramen-shop-sawtelle-little-osaka-los-angeles-food-1073

Best Ramen in Los Angeles: Tsujita LA v. Daikokuya

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  1 Comment

Thanks to Little Tokyo and Little Osaka, Los Angeles has a thriving Japanese culinary scene, which is probably best evidenced in its many delicious ramen shops. We’ve tried many of these restaurants in Sawtelle and Little Tokyo, and think the two best choices for ramen are Tsujita LA and Daikokuya. It would seem that many […]

Continue reading...


madame-tussauds-hollywood-wax-museum-los-angeles-california-1052

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Review

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  7 Comments

Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin with this review of Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Out of all the things to do in Los Angeles, I never expected that I’d actually visit this wax figure museum. In fact, it’s been something of a running joke between Sarah and I. We go somewhere that has a […]

Continue reading...


osaka-castle-japan-1015

Osaka Castle Tips & Review

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  2 Comments

Osaka Castle (大阪城, Ōsakajō) is one of Japan’s most popular tourist attractions, with millions of people visiting the iconic landmark each year, particularly during cherry blossom season when there are special hanami parties and night illuminations. I’ve had the chance to visit both during sakura season and regular times of year, and will share some […]

Continue reading...


sony-pictures-studio-tour-los-angeles-california-1067

Review: Is the Sony Studio Tour Worth It?

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  2 Comments

The Sony Pictures Studio tour takes guests behind the scenes of the former MGM studios, one of the most famed studios of old Hollywood. During this walking tour, guests go inside various sets and soundstages, and get a general taste for life on the Sony lot. In this review, we’ll cover the pros & cons of […]

Continue reading...


divers-cove-flowers-beach-california-laguna-beach-tom-bricker

10 Best Beaches in Laguna Beach, California

Posted on Apr 9, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  No Comments

Laguna Beach has the absolute best selection of beaches in Southern California. In fact, its miles of coast along Pacific Coast Highway might be some of the best in the world. While this quiet little beach town located an hour or two south of Los Angeles (depending upon traffic) can be quite busy during the […]

Continue reading...


urban-lights-sunset-lacma-los-angeles-county-art-museum-california

LACMA Review & Tips

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  No Comments

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States, and is located near the La Brea Tar Pits in Southern California. This review offers photos from LACMA, tips for visiting, and pros and cons of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as compared to nearby […]

Continue reading...


golden-pavilion-kinkakuji-temple-kyoto-japan-bricker

Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  5 Comments

The Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji, 金閣寺) in Kyoto, Japan is a world-renowned temple named (and famous) for its pure gold leaf finishing. In this post we’ll cover some of the pros and cons of visiting the Golden Pavilion, share some photos from our experience there, and offer random thoughts and history on the pavilion. For starters, […]

Continue reading...


central-perk-friends-warner-bros-studio-tour-hollywood-california-burbank-950

Review: Is the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Worth It?

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  4 Comments

For a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood movie-making, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour is one of the best options around Los Angeles. This tour offers a 2-3 hour experience inside a working Hollywood studio, with the chance to explore outdoor sets and soundstages used to create La La Land, Gilmore Girls, The Big Bang Theory, and numerous […]

Continue reading...


tam-o-shanter-los-angeles-restaurant-walt-disney-922

The Tam O’ Shanter: Walt Disney’s Favorite Restaurant

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  3 Comments

The Tam O’ Shanter in Los Angeles, California was a popular dining spot for Walt Disney, his animators, and Imagineers. This restaurant is a must-do in Los Angeles not for its cuisine (although the food is above average), but for its rich history. In this post, we’ll take a tour of the Tam O ‘Shanter, and […]

Continue reading...


inside-cnn-tour-atlanta-georgia-20170307377

CNN Studio Tour Review

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  4 Comments

The Inside CNN Studio Tour in Atlanta, Georgia offers a behind the scenes look at the world’s largest news organization. The hour-long guided experience takes visitors on a walking tour of the CNN Center headquarters for CNN International, Headline News, and (of course) CNN itself. In this post, we’ll review whether the CNN tour is […]

Continue reading...


Page 1 of 2312345...1020...Last »