I'm a software designer living in Los Angeles, CA with my boyfriend and cat. I've lived in California my whole life, but enjoy traveling overseas, especially to Europe. The kinds of trips I like involve trying to live like a local, and sampling the local beers.
I think you should take a train into the Centraal Station, Amsterdam, which should take about an hour. Lock up your luggage in a locker, then rent a bike. From there, ride down to Vondelpark (12 minute ride) and cruise around.... See More
Everyone's been mentioning some really great ones! My absolute favorite is Cacao Mexicatessen in Eagle Rock. You can get things ranging from duck confit tacos to aquacate frito tortas to huge salsa verde soaked brunch options.... See More
I have a Finnish and Swedish heritage, and have always wanted to visit, but my boyfriend will need convincing. He seems to think big cities in this area shut down on nights and weekends and there won't be enough to do. After watching this Parts Unknown , I'm... See More
I'm a vegetarian living on the east side of Los Angeles, and here's a list of some of my favorite spots: Elf Cafe in Echo Park is a tiny little hippy dinner spot that has incredible, rich flavors and is one of... See More
Let me preface this by saying there are way fewer hotel pools than you'd expect in a place as beautiful and warm as Los Angeles, and the ones available to non-guests usually require some jumping through hoops, like a cover charge or booking a cabana. I'd... See More
Take advantage of happy hours at cafes, or to really save money, simply buy bottles of wine at grocery stores to enjoy where you're staying or in some select spots: http://www.myfrenchlife.org/2012/06/15/france-paris-rules-on-drinking-in-public-places/ See More