A Day of Sin

Oh how we love our day trips.  When we found an opportunity to go to Vegas, my hometown, we couldn't resist.  We brought along a new member of the team and an experienced Day Tripper.  As you can see, our flight out of Long Beach left before the sun came up.  We flew JetBlue roudtrip for $76.40 per person including

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Uni, a Giant Garden, and Wine – Cat’s 30th

We like to go big for Cat's birthdays, and this year is a big one.  To start the festivities, we rented a car and drove up the coast.  Earlier in the year we had purchased a deal for an "Own Your Own Napa Vineyard" experience.  You get 2 grape vines that will eventually become Syrah.  More importantly, you are invited

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A Beachy Birthday for Mom

Sometimes Cat and I like to just get out of town for a night.  When the urge arises we often jump down to La Jolla for a night to enjoy some great food and our favorite "secret" beach.  So we thought it would be a great place to take my mom for her birthday, and show her some of our

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Havana, Cuba – Day 5 – Rain and Pizza

Last day in Havana!  We have to try and hurry and cram in everything that we didn't do!  Oh wait, we did everything that was on our agenda already.  And it's a good thing because today it is raining.  Jungle rain.  Buckets of water coming down as we head down to the lobby of the hotel to start our day.

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Havana, Cuba – Day 4 – Boxing, Beaches, Bands, and a Coco

Another morning spent wandering.  This is the third time that I have been out roaming Old Havana in search of the Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym.  I love boxing, and this is the oldest gym in Havana dedicated to the sport.  Prior to leaving Los Angeles I had promised my own boxing coach a t-shirt from the gym in Havana.  I

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Havana, Cuba – Day 1 – Getting Settled at Hotel Raquel

Since rules about traveling to Cuba were loosened I've been interested in visiting.  Cat and I did tons of research, watched every show or video about Cuba that we could find, and booked our trip.  We flew Jet Blue Airlines from LAX to Fort Lauderdale, then Fort Lauderdale to Havana.  We've been taking so many day trips on airlines such

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Iceland – Day 5 – Adventurous Eats

After seeing the Northern Lights at 6pm yesterday, we came back to our apartment, dropped off all of the gear, and headed out to hit some of the local bars that we've been meaning to get to for the last few days.  We ran into a friend we made on the bus during the Golden Circle tour, and stayed up

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