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Travel writer, yogi, Afro-Brazilian dancer. I love nature, food, and road trips. Expert in social media / content strategies. Connect with me on twitter @VickyOnSocial.
I did the Bridge to Nowhere / East Fork Trail hike in the San Gabriel Mountains near Azusa many many years ago and found the ten or so river crossings pretty challenging as the currents were pretty strong then. The Bridge was certainly the highlight ... See More
There are lots of great vacation rental units with kitchenettes in Venice Beach like these cozy cottages at Venice Beach Eco Cottages. Try vrbo.com for more choices. You'll see yoga studios within blocks away from each other. There are farmer's marke... See More
Check out the Bel-Air Bay Club on PCH not too far from where the 10 freeway ends. It's a spacious, historic estate with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. I attended a wedding party here years ago and was really impressed with the view, the space, t... See More
Santa Monica is great for a luxury stay. There are plenty of luxury hotels, and proximity and access to the beach make a great difference! The best ones are Shutters On the Beach and The Huntley Hotel. There are plenty of spas in SaMo including the O... See More
...try the Asian-inspired tacos (many of them Indonesian-inspired like beef rendang tacos) at Komodo Venice . Beach-wise, the area just south of Venice Fishing Pier and near the canals is usually quiet as it's pretty far from the boardwalk. It's a great spot to... See More
You must try Dim Sum for breakfast or brunch when in Hong Kong! A must try is the Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan (it's the cheapest, perhaps most casual Michelin starred restaurant!) There are a few locations, the original being the one in Sham Shui Po.... See More
...Santa Monica but I usually head to Orange County's laid back beaches when it's a nice beach day. My favorite is Crystal Cove State Park, not just for the cool tide pools and rocks but I really think it's one of the most... See More
...La Jolla, a day at Lego Land. (you may want to skip Sea World) On the way to Vegas, stop by Queen Califia's Magical Circle in Escondido - it's a delightful mosaic sculpture garden of mythical serpents and maze that not too many people... See More
...San Diego. The colors of the water at La Jolla Cove remind me of a Mediterranean beach. One of my favorite spots is Salk Institute- architect Louis Kahn designed this atmospheric campus with a "river of life" running through the center of the... See More