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Covid California RV Road Trip

July 28, 2020


Having been locked up for a few months and with some parental leave still to take we decided that the best tip of family bonding would be to get out from our (lovely) four walls in Los Angeles and go on a road trip. By using an RV we could be self sufficient, stay off grid and not expose ourselves to Covid, it was ideal.

The (Californian) Channel Islands

October 7, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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!). […]


October 18, 2017


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.

SoCal: Cambria to Monterey coastline

September 16, 2017


Having lived in LA we decided it was high time to travel the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) north to Monterey. After a night in Santa Barbara wine country, we headed north with two brief stops: firstly at Pismo Beach for a ridiculous seafood lunch at the Cracked Crab (ridiculous due to both quantity and style of […]

SoCal: Los Olivos (aka my new favourite place)

September 14, 2017


I fell in love with this place instantly. Actually, I think I fell in love with the description in my California Road trips book: Strutting in cowboy hats and high heels, the ranching town of ‘Los Olivos’ has a four block long main street lines with wine bars and restaurants, art galleries, cafes and fashionable […]