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The (Californian) Channel Islands

October 7, 2018

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When I tell people in California that I went to the Channel Islands they either ask "Where?" or say "oh, I keep meaning to go but have never been". Well people, you are missing out, the Channel Islands are stunning.

Oahu, Hawaii

October 5, 2018

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With only a few days of vacation and plans to visit some friends in Waikiki we stayed on Oahu. In need over a few days R&R we headed straight to the North Shore. The first thing that struck me on the drive was just how lush and green Hawaii is, particularly contrasted with the dry […]

SoCal: LA sights in one day

January 25, 2018

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LA isn’t like other cities where people come to ‘sightsee’. Apart from Hollywood. Everyone wants to see Hollywood. So if you come to LA, here is your one-day sightseeing tour. Start at Rodeo Drive and do the Pretty Woman thing, popping into the Beverly Wilshire. For sustenance after shopping: if you’re in a hurry and […]

LA Restaurant Intel

October 20, 2017

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I often write about my favourite places but as LA has such a wealth of food culture I find myself trying to go to different restaurants as much as I can. I have two go-to sources for finding restaurants: The Infatuation LA edition. This site has not yet done me wrong giving all the hotspots, favourite […]

SoCal: Palm Springs

October 19, 2017

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Palm Springs is all about the hotels so make sure you choose wisely. Don’t go with the big chain hotels, pick a luxury boutique hotel or find a fantastic AirBnB. We’ve found this out through trip and error. The first time we stayed in Palm Springs we stayed at Casa Monte Vista which is one […]

SoCal: A Westside day & evening

October 18, 2017

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We get our fair share of visitors from Europe, which we just love, and I’m starting to get my ‘tourist days’ sorted. Here’s our favourite Welcome to LA/Westside/Beach day out: To explore the Westside I encourage friends to rent bikes. It’s my favourite mode of transportation (and not just because I’m married to a Dutchman!). […]

SoCal: DTLA

October 18, 2017

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Despite moving to LA over two years ago we haven’t spent much time down town (DTLA). Today I fell in love with the city.