I Took Some Pictures of Rocks

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  No Comments

Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park is one of my favorite spots in California. This is the location famous for its mysteriously moving rocks, and in this post, I’ll share the best photos I’ve taken out on Racetrack Playa, from the couple of times I’ve camped out there. First, I feel behoved to reiterate […]

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1-Day Walt Disney-Inspired Los Angeles Itinerary

Posted on Jul 23, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Itineraries & Tours  •  8 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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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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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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Tips for Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  3 Comments

This post covers our tips for enjoying and saving money at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, an annual event at Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California. Basically, what Food & Wine Festival is to Disney California Adventure, the Boysenberry Festival is to Knott’s Berry Farm–except literally everything on the menu features boysenberries. That might sound odd at […]

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The Broad Art Museum Review & Tips

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  4 Comments

The Broad is a free museum in downtown Los Angeles, California with an impressive collection of contemporary art, including conceptual art. It’s an impressive museum that cost $140 million to build only a couple of years ago. This review of the Broad offers photos from inside its galleries, tips for visiting, and pros and cons […]

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