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HIKING MT. BALDY: VIDEO & PHOTO ESSAY

Hike Mt Baldy | Hiking Mount Baldy | Devil's Backbone

Living in a big city can leave you craving the wilderness. At least that’s been the case for me recently. As a resident of Los Angeles, it’s not too tricky to get a regular, be it small, dose of nature courtesy of a variety of hiking trails scattered throughout the city. But soon enough, hikes up into the nearby hills with views of the skyline and well maintained paths (often times

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[VLOG] WHERE TO TASTE WINE IN MALIBU

Malibu Wine Tasting

When it comes to wine in California, the state’s northern wine regions, home to Napa and Sonoma, often steal the thunder. But California is home to a variety of different wine regions, the least known of which is arguably Malibu. That’s right, Malibu is home to much more than beaches, bikini babes and billionaires. So while visiting Malibu a few weeks ago to do research for another travel video, I swung

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[VIDEO] LA’S VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN STREET FOOD PARADISE

Pinata District Los Angeles

Downtown LA’s Piñata District has surprises at every turn with delicious Salvadorian and Mexican street food, mountains of unusual candy, loud music, and of course, the most creative, original and strange piñatas you can imagine. Los Angeles is known for its food trucks. In fact, you could say the city pioneered the mobile food industry which has since exploded into a national craze filled with gourmet offerings. Now don’t get

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THE WHALING CLUB (LA’S SECRET COCKTAIL PARTY)

LA's Secret Cocktail Party

It’s been too long — you need a really good cocktail. Scratch that, three really good cocktails. It’s also been too long since you had those cocktails with a small group of strangers at a private party in a Los Angeles apartment. Wait, you’ve never done that? Now you can. Welcome to The Whaling Club, an intimate cocktail party serving up a three drink tasting menu hosted by Dan Scott, an ex-New York City bartender,

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THE BEST HIKING TRAILS IN LOS ANGELES (HIKE LIKE A LOCAL)

If you’re visiting Los Angeles and want to do as the locals do, check out these four hikes favored by active Angelenos. If hiking isn’t your thing, try driving the 10 freeway East at 6:30pm (just kidding, don’t do that). If you live in LA, just consult this list the next time you’re thinking about hiking Runyon again. Rating these hikes: I rated these hikes on the amount of nature experienced

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PERFECT DAY: FOOD & FUN IN HERMOSA & MANHATTAN BEACH

Perfect Day Hermosa Beach Manhattan Beach Featured

Summer should be filled with perfect days, so here’s one to get you started. Just head for the California coast and get ready for a taste of the SoCal beach life (and for the taste of burritos and ice cream sandwiches). Just a 15-30 minute drive (depending on traffic) from Los Angeles International Airport, you’ll hit Hermosa Beach, a laid-back community with a lively downtown and the starting point for

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[VIDEO] EXPLORING THE OLD LA ZOO

LA Abandoned zoo

The Old LA Zoo is one of Los Angeles’ most off the beaten path sites. This quick to explore patch of Griffith Park is home to strange old animal enclosures and a famous film scene. Visiting Los Angeles and looking to get off the Walk of Fame or out of one of those weird sightseeing convertible vans? If you answered “yes,” then keep reading. If you answered “no,” then carry

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THE 4 BEST PIZZA PLACES IN LOS ANGELES

LA's Best pizza

An epic pizza journey takes me across the city of Los Angeles to find the best New York style pizza served by the slice. From family-friendly to “Where the hell am I?” these pizza places are as diverse as the city itself. Joe’s Pizza - Santa Monica 111 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401 - (310) 395-9222 - website The Place Whenever you ask a Los Angeles resident who’s originally from New York or New

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