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Founder of Trippy. Seeker of great views, unique hotels, chef-run restaurants & well-priced wine lists. Next destination: any place I can take my girls :)
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Top 3 activities to do in Palm Springs?
if you want to mix it up a bit and go check out one of the old school hollywood retreats (i'm talking Shirley Temple, Clark Gable and Frank Capra old school), I think the La Quinta Resort & Cl …
Hidden gems in Copenhagen?
If you're there in the summer on a weekend, call and order a fried chicken from Amass. It's one on the best restaurants in the city and the owner/chef is American. He makes a mean fri …
Accommodation (resort/spa) in Sante Fe?
not too sure about Santa Fe spas, but if you're up for exploring a bit, El Monte Sagrado Resort was really nice when I was there a few years back. Worth a day trip or spending the night up there …
Does anyone know where to share travel progress/photos when traveling?
We (trippy) built an app called Group Album to do just that. It allows multiple to post to one album and you can invite just the friends/family to view it via the app or web. It's sweet. My family …
People always ask my must-packs—what's one thing you never travel without?
I always bring a hoodie for the flight. If you get a seat right under the vent and it's blowing cold air the whole time, then I get sick for sure. I know, i'm an orchid, but seriously what is …
Four impromptu days in New Mexico In July
I think Taos is where you want to be. I've found Santa Fe to be nice but a little touristy. You need to work to get away from the touristy stuff. Taos obviously has some of that as well, but the …
Any recommendations for wine tasting or romantic hotels in Santa Ynez?
check out Ballard Inn & Restaurant. It's quaint more so than romantic. But they have bikes you can ride to some nearby wineries. Pretty cool spot. The wedding party stayed here for my brother …
Suggestions on a weekend itinerary in Scandinavia?
Sounds like a fun cruise Jaclyn! That will be some good family time.Here's what I'd do just because Copenhagen is topping my most favorite city list right now. Go a couple days early and hang …
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Great dinner spot for celebratory business dinner?
Cheers!! Since you're last minute, you're options are limited. I think for the best food where you can sit at bar without reservations would be Le Bernardin or Eleven Madison Park Restaurant …
Best new hotels in Vegas?
I'd check out Nobu Hotel inside Caesars Palace. Since you're from LA, you probably know about the Nobu restaurants and their legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Well, he's not only opened Nob …
What to do and see in 4 days late May?
You'll have a blast!Here's a couple things to see while up there.On the way up 395, we like to stop at the Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery. It's not an operating fish hatchery anymore, but th …
Can't miss things to do in Sayulita?
Sayulita is small, so you'll see the whole town by the time you leave. For food, i'd recommend Sayulita Cafe, which most locals refer to as Chili Rellenos, so you know what to order there. Do …
Things to do in Vancouver?
Here's a couple of places that I hit while i was there and really like them. They are in/near the Gastown part of Vancouver (touristy area but worth strolling through) so you'll get to see so …
What to do in Berlin with a short amount of time?
I like some of these suggestions and I really like the fact that you're considering staying out all night your first night in Berlin. That would be an epic story. Some of the clubs go all night an …
Where to stay for Disneyland & Universal Studios trip to L.A.?
I live in LA and I have 2 children so I understand what you're looking for :)I'd stay some place central between the Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. I know how hard it is pa …
Best cheap, safe, and clean places in LA?
I live in LA. When family visits, I do all the research to find them the best deals, so I can recommend these places. These aren't your normal overpriced touristy spots, but are central to freeway …
L.A. beach vacation - best areas and hotels to stay?
You'll have a blast. Here's a break down of noteworthy beach cities from north to south and a place to stay in each. (spoiler alert -- I live in Manhattan Beach so i think it's be best!)1. …
Best areas to stay to see Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rodeo Drive?
Rather than stay next to either Rodeo Drive or Walk of Fame, I would recommend staying central to both... say in West Hollywood. Here's a couple good spots. Farmer's Daughter Hotel This is a …
Best boutique shopping in Los Angeles?
Fred Segal in Santa Monica has a collection of local boutiques and many local designers. My favorite part is being able to grab a beer and noteworthy burger at Umami Burger which is attached. Many p …
Sites to see along the way on road trip from Vegas to New Mexico
It depends on how aggressive you want to get driving. Here's an idea: Take the time to go a little further north to see the Grand Canyon National Park. If you keep going north you can see Mesa Ve …