A Birth Day Trip

We love our day trips! Flights, roundtrip, under $100 come along more often than you'd think. Sure we end up visiting the same places time and again, but it's great to get on a plan in the morning, find yourself in a different city by 8 or 9am, have food and drinks, see some sights, and sleep in your own

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A Different Kind of Shower

Every year we journey away from the bright lights of Los Angeles to see the Perseid Meteor Shower. It has become tradition to go with a small group to Alabama Hills for one night to watch the shooting stars. This year we received a generous invitation to instead visit a home just outside of Yosemite, and without hesitation jumped at

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Something New in Nevada

Everyone thinks of Las Vegas as being the only thing there is in Nevada.  Even though it's the 7th largest state by area, it is also the 9th least densely populated state in the US.   Most of the residents live in Clark County of course (where the city of Las Vegas resides), but with all that land there's actually quite

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Mexico City – Day 6 – Pastries and Frida

We had recommendations for a pastry shop around the corner from our apartment, but there never seemed to be time to get there.  Cat and I have worked out with the Airbnb a 1pm checkout to allow us more time this morning to squeeze in a few final things.  First, a last meal before we go our separate ways. We

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Mexico City – Day 5 – Everything Else

Now that the city is finally open, we've got a lot to do.  The agenda today is slammed, so let's get started!  First stop is Centro Historico to check out the government buildings and Templo Mayor. The people of Aztlan, north of what is today Mexico, had to leave their homes by orders of their gods in search of the

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Mexico City – Day 4 – Teotihuacán

We went to bed early last night to prepare for today; a full day tour to Teotihuacán.  Around 50 minutes from the city's center, Teotihuacan was built by a lost civilization.  We had so many questions about their government, hierarchy, beliefs, and building methods.  All went unanswered.  No one knows why they left their establishment.  All of the normal theories

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Mexico City – Day 3 – Pozole, Anthropology, and Lucha Libre

We knew that New Years Eve would be a late night, and it was.  Even though the bars were closed, we went back to the apartment and drank and talked until the early morning.  When we finally woke up and started out for the day, we decided we would hit Mercado Roma for breakfast.  A modern food court like LA's

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Mexico City – Day 2 – Xochimilco, Al Pastor, and New Years Eve

First full day in Mexico.  We woke up to amazing weather - cool in the morning but perfect t-shirt whether by the afternoon.  First stop, breakfast at Los Bisquets Obregón.  It felt a little bit like a Denny's, but it was full of locals.  We each ordered breakfast, water, and coffee.  The service was bad, but the food was alright.

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Mexico City – Day 1 -Tacos, Mescal, Tacos, and Churros

Our friend moved to New York at the beginning of this year, and since we weren't sure when we would be able to reconnect, we all decided to plan a trip for New Years Eve.  After some discussion, we settled on Mexico City for the big holiday.  A city with rich history and culture, Mexico City is becoming extremely well

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Tourists at Home

Living in Los Angeles is pretty great, and every neighborhood has a lot to offer.  We love living in Mar Vista, and we explore our 10 blocks all of the time, but this is a big city with lots to see.  Plenty of new things are always popping up all over this major metropolis, and with traffic being so difficult

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