So, you’re heading to Los Angeles County for the first time. Or maybe you live in L.A. County. Or maybe you’ve been here before and you’ve been there, done that with all the “standard-issue” L.A. attractions. Walk of Fame? Bo-ring. Hollywood sign? Whatever. You, my friend, are looking for something different…something unique. Something…off the beaten track. Well, look no further, my friend, because this list of interesting Los Angeles County attractions is sure to have something for everybody who is looking for something new and different to do.
I’m going to toot my own horn for a moment…
I live in an awesome city.
Sometimes I don’t really appreciate it as much as I should, because I get caught up in work and traffic and bills and cleaning the apartment and making sure I’ve bought enough eggs to last through the week, but when I do stop and take the time to look around me, I have to say, San Diego is pretty amazing.
I haven’t always lived in San Diego. I’m an L.A. transplant who, like so many before and after me, gave up the glitz and glamour urban sprawl and crush of humanity for a mellower, more pleasant, more quintessentially “California” experience.
One thing that people who live abroad tend to overlook is the fact that this country is absolutely enormous, and that there are 300 million very different, diverse people living here. Depending on where you go and what you do, your visit to the United States is going to take on a very different shape and you’re going to experience very different things. But that’s not what this post is about, either. No, this post is about subtle things I’ve noticed over the years. It’s sometimes the little differences that are the most striking.
I love Vancouver! I’d like to compile a list of places and tips for getting around based on my experiences in Canada in case any of you are planning on your own Vancouver adventure!
I’m calling this post “part 2” because you may recall a while back when I wrote a post on Getting By Using Public Transit in San Diego. In that post, I detailed the different public transit options in and around San Diego County to help you, the visitor to my fine city, find your way around.
Is it just me, or is it absurdly expensive to rent a car these days? I’ve often found it’s more affordable to fly all the way to Europe where the public transportation and train systems are good than it is for me to fly a few states over and visit a city where I need to rent a car. What gives?
If you’re looking for a great travel destination where a rental car is absolutely not necessary, you may want to think about one of these places.
It’s another Wanderlust Wednesday, and this week my sights are turned North to the beautiful city of Victoria, Canada. I nearly had the opportunity to visit Victoria back in August when I toured Seattle and Vancouver, but I just didn’t have the time to make it to Victoria while I was there. Bummer, but I’ll definitely get there someday. My parents are planning on retiring in Northern Washington, so I’ll be looking forward to taking the ferry to Victoria from their house when I go to visit. In the meantime, I can just daydream a little bit about this beautiful Canadian city and look forward to the day when I get to explore it for myself.
I’ve always wanted to visit Toronto, Canada, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I know a few people from there and others who have visited and by all reports, it’s a wonderful city. It’s clean, modern, and has an absolutely beautiful skyline. There are always tons of things going on in this vibrant metropolis, and the dining and entertainment options are top notch. Let’s take a quick look at this vibrant Canadian capital and get inspired to do a little traveling on this Wanderlust Wednesday.
If you’re going to fly out of Tijuana Airport from the U.S. side of the border, they have made it really easy for you.
I’m a big travel enthusiast (as you know) and I’m also an American, so it may surprise you to know that I have never been to New York City.