24 Hours in Silver Lake LA

24 Hours in Silver Lake LA

On our way home from Coachella back in April we had a quick stop over in LA, and we stayed in my favorite neighborhood, Silver Lake. Silver Lake is known as one of the more hipster neighborhoods in LA, with a plethora of coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and cutesy shops I can tell why the SoCal hipsters flock here. With…

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A Hipster's Guide to Berlin

A Hipster’s Guide to Berlin

I first visited Berlin in January of 2010, it was cold and snowing, but I sort of fell in love with the city, I dug the artsy and hip vibes of everything and everyone around. I was pretty excited to come back in the summer and to see the city that had so captured my attention on my first trip…

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A weekend adventure on the Central Coast

A Weekend Adventure on the Central Coast

Rob and I have a special affinity for California’s Central Coast, I have a lot of family there and spent a good portion of my childhood running around the hills of Santa Barbara, and Rob biked and hiked all over while in college at San Luis Obispo. So we always jump at the chance to head down and spend some…

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Packing for Summer in Europe

Packing for Summer in Europe

I love summer time in Europe. The weather is warm even into the evening, there are all kinds of outdoor cafes and restaurants, and I can pretend that all those gelato calories don’t count because of all the walking. This summer Rob and I are heading to Berlin, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, and ending our trip in France for a friends…

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Spain's Pink Lake

Spain’s Pink Lake

Spain is a beautiful country with a rich history, amazing culture, delicious food, and also a pink lake! What the what?!? You thought pink lakes were only in places like Australia or Mexico? Nope, Spain’s got one too! A couple hours south of Valencia is the little beach town of Torrevieja, and there is where you will find la Laguna…

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Art in the California Desert

Art in the California Desert

Summertime is road trip season, and if you are looking for some sights off the beaten path I’d suggests heading out to the Salton Sea in Southern California. There are amazing works of art out in the desert that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. On our way to San Diego from Coachella we decided to take the long way around…

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48 Hours in Kyoto

48 Hours in Kyoto

Kyoto is a beautiful city with tons to see, but if you’ve got a short schedule you can definitely make the most of your time and experience some of the amazingness Kyoto has to offer. With plenty of public transportation it’s easy to get around the city in a timely manner so that you can see as much as possible….

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Coachella: Lessons in Festival Style

Coachella: Lessons in Festival Style

As we head into spring we also come upon festival season. And if you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know that I am no stranger to the music festival scene, with my favorite being Coachella. I started going to Coachella in 2011, so I’ve got a few years under my belt of festival style and it has evolved…

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The Endless Winter - Snowboarding Niseko

The Endless Winter: Snowboarding in Niseko Japan

A little over a year ago, I stepped off of a bus into a snow storm on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido. Rob and I had come to the town of Niseko to snowboard, and in the almost white out conditions that evening it looked like our dreams of riding powder were about to come true. The next morning when…

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Packing for Winter in Japan

Packing for Winter in Japan

We flew into Tokyo from Chiang Mai Thailand in early December. We’d spent the last four months in warm and tropical South East Asia, and realized very quickly that we needed to go buy some warmer clothes. Winter Temperatures Winter temperatures in Japan will vary depending on where you are, the southern islands will be more dry and temperate while…

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