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Tips for Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  2 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  •  2 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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El Matador State Beach: Malibu’s Megastar

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  No Comments

Southern California has a lot of incredible beaches, but without question, the best beach near Los Angeles is El Matador State Beach in Malibu, which is one of the pocket beaches in Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach (all of which are part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area). In this post, I’ll […]

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The Hollywood Museum Review & Tips

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  No Comments

My expectations for the Hollywood Museum were not high. I had walked passed it many times while wandering around Hollywood & Highland to show visitors the Walk of Fame, Grauman’s, and other tourist-y spots that are on everyone’s bucket list. In this post, I’ll review the Hollywood Museum and offer some tips for visiting it. […]

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California Science Center Review & Tips

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  No Comments

The California Science Center is a free museum in Los Angeles¬†offering interactive exhibits focusing on innovation, technology, the environment, and more. In this post, we’ll review this popular science museum, and share some tips for making the most of your visit to the California Science Center. If you’ve heard of the California Science Center, there’s […]

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Tips for Visiting Hollywood, California

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  20 Comments

Hollywood. Tinseltown. Showbiz City. This post offers planning tips for visiting the neighborhood in Los Angeles that has a reputation as being the epicenter of the film business, a glamorous spot to rub elbows with celebrities. With the Oscars showcasing the glitz and splendor of Hollywood tonight, I thought this would be a perfect post […]

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Review & Tips

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  4 Comments

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest museum of its type in California (and throughout the West), with¬†35 million specimens, spanning exhibits on dinosaurs, birds, gems & minerals, and more. The museum features dioramas, fossils, and a variety of interactive displays. In this post, we’ll review the Natural History Museum of […]

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Best Ramen in Los Angeles: Tsujita LA v. Daikokuya

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  2 Comments

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 […]

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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 […]

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