Museum of Ice Cream

I scream, You scream, We all scream for ice cream!  The famous Museum of Ice Cream came to Los Angeles.  Think Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory meets ice cream.  You get to scratch a banana wall where it smells like bananas - instantly, I mustered up by best pretentious Veruca Salt impression and voiced, "Snozzberries!  Who ever heard of a

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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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Storming Seattle

News spreads fast, especially news of our one day trips!  We usually get a few hours to pounce on cheap flight deals so it was a pleasant surprise when we had eight friends unhesitatingly purchase their flights to join us.  Rich and I have visited this gloomy city before on our way to Alaska but it's so much more intense to storm

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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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Iceland – Day 4 – Golden Circle and THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!

We spent the morning at the Golden Circle, but spending the evening seeing the aurora borealis kind of overshadowed everything else today.  That's why we do this blog.  It's a good opportunity for us to go back through our own day and remember how awesome it was!  So let's get started with some geysers, waterfalls, and sunsets in the Golden

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