Winter Adventure: Solstice Canyon

A popular, high-reward "starter hike" for families can be found just up the PCH at Solstice Canyon. The box canyon has a steeper, higher loop that more experienced hikers can add onto the adventure, with more of what Solstice is known for - waterfall elements and abandoned ruins of old homesteads.
1.17.17

Road Trip: Central Coast (Food, Wine, and Views to Die For)

A spur-of-the-moment trip to the Central Coast can be yours with very little advance planning, and Oh - The Places You'll See! Folks come from all over the world to revel in the delights of our coastline, so it's time to pack the car and head north.
12.20.16

Architectural Time Travel: The 2016 MAK Tour

The annual fundraiser for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture offers the rare opportunity to see homes that aren't normally open to the public, and we went on this year's tour of pre-war architecture in Silver Lake, Mount Washington and Echo Park to see homes by protégées of Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and/or R.M. Schindler.
11.7.16

Beyond the Aquarium: Long Beach Adventure (with Halloween perks!)

If you’re searching for a new weekend adventure with your kids, consider Long Beach. Normally, I only go when headed to the Aquarium or whale watching -- both of which are always fun. But two weeks ago we headed south for the Longines Master (a Grand Prix horse jumping event) and last weekend we set out to see a play at the International City Theater and took the time to discover the many wonders of Long Beach.
10.26.16

Up Close and Personal: Butterfly Pavilion at the NHM

The Butterfly Pavilion is back at the Natural History Museum and great news: it’s new and improved — and open until October 16.  After that date, the new space will host creepy crawlies in time for the fall (Halloween) season.…

9.20.16

For the Love of Baseball – Sports Museum of LA Opens to the Public & Chasing Dreams at the Skirball

Does your family bleed Dodger Blue? Or do you root for a team from your hometown? Either way, a trip to Dodger Stadium is a summer must. But to go deeper into the history of the game, check out two …

7.25.16

LA Stay-cations: Aloha, Hawaii!

We’ve come up with some only-in-LA stay-cations to satiate your travel bugs. First up, who’s ready for a sojourn to the South Pacific?
7.23.16

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon Adventure

Sequoia National Park SkyviewWith a big birthday in site, it occurred to me that being with trees that are over 2000 years old might provide some much needed perspective. When the chance to ferret away a kid who had been in college all …

6.29.16

“Mamba Out”

Kobe wrapped at StaplesWednesday’s Kobe-finale was one for the record books. 4/13 proved to be a big night for basketball fans, most of whom had a hard time deciding whether to watch Steph Curry or Kobe Bryant play important games. We loved the …

4.15.16