Discovering the best of Los Angeles with a local

Discovering the best of Los Angeles with a local

Eight hours. That’s how long the Urban Adventures Total LA Tour I’m taking today will last. I’ll be checking out the city’s iconic landmarks as well as venturing to its hidden gems. Best of all though, the tour’s description had promised I’d be escaping the LA cliché. Having visited Los...

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Los Angeles locals are falling in love with cortados (and here’s where to get the best)

Los Angeles locals are falling in love with cortados (and here’s where to get the best)

Short and sweet. It’s finally hit LA’s hippest coffeehouses and I’m in a cortado craze. Also called a “Gibraltar,” this perfect little package of an espresso drink combines equal parts espresso and steamed milk in a glass tumbler. It’s the livelihood of most Moroccan café owners — where men sip...

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A guide to market hopping in Los Angeles

A guide to market hopping in Los Angeles

Sure, Los Angeles may be known for its glitz and glam, but the locals know that when it comes to grocery shopping, the best stuff is to be found in the markets. The City of Angels is a paradise of local produce, delicious desserts and sustainable seafood, and those in...

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Finding Hollywoodland: How to have a golden era star-studded day in LA

Finding Hollywoodland: How to have a golden era star-studded day in LA

So, you’re going to Los Angeles and you want to experience some of that old-fashioned Hollywood glitz from the golden age of cinema? Walking in the footsteps of Bogart, Dietrich, Gable, or Monroe is easy if you know where to look. The legendary likes of Ciros, the Garden of Allah,...

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How to escape the cliché in LA

How to escape the cliché in LA

“Jen, for real, I just saw Jack White,” my 13-year-old sister said this while standing in line for pizza at Los Angeles’ LAX airport. “Okay, Steph,” I said, rolling my eyes, definitely not believing her. Seconds later, the lead singer of The White Stripes walked in for a slice. I...

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Where to spot a celebrity in LA

Where to spot a celebrity in LA

What’s a trip to Hollywood without a bit of stargazing?! We asked Summer, our local guide in Los Angeles, how to find the famous people when you’re hanging out in LA. Want to see a celebrity in Los Angeles? To get up close with the famous folk (and not look...

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Traveller stories: Claire in Los Angeles

Traveller stories: Claire in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a hard city to get to know. You can’t just stroll the backstreets and get lost like you can in Paris, or take the subway and pop up somewhere new like in New York, or stumble across your new favourite organic grocer like in San Francisco. LA...

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How to eat like a local on Hollywood Blvd

How to eat like a local on Hollywood Blvd

There are so many big-chain restaurants and tourist stops in the heart of Hollywood that it’s easy to just resign to eating at the California Pizza Kitchen or one of the other big restaurants in the Hollywood & Highland complex. But there are so many more choices hidden along (and...

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The complete guide to: Los Angeles travel

The complete guide to: Los Angeles travel

So you’re travelling to LA — smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about LA travel, from getting to and from the airport and around the city, to the best LA books to read and the cool local spots you should check out! Getting to and from LAX Public...

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