LA like a local: 5 spots to skip (and what to see instead)

LA is a world-class tourism destination to be sure: an amazing foodie scene, perfect weather, reasonably nice beaches, the seemingly-pervasive culture of “the industry” and more than enough aspiration to go around. But there are plenty of stops on the typical circuit that belong in a particular category: L.A. tourist traps that people still keep … Read more

Thirteen Things That Surprised Me at Disneyland and California Adventure

Meeting Mickey Mouse at Disneyland

Thanks to this year’s Disneyland SoCal resident ticket offer, we were able to take the kids to the magical theme parks in Anaheim at a huge discount from the regular price. We hadn’t gone since I was pregnant almost three years ago, so it was our daughter’s first visit! We had a great time overall … Read more