Posts in North America
Mr. Chevon Hutchinson: Manchester, Jamaica

This week, we had the pleasure of interviewing Chevon Chevy Chase Hutchinson about his life in Jamaica. Read on to hear all about picturesque sunsets, delicious seafood, Jamaica's rich history, and it's welcoming, beautiful people. 

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OUE Skyspace: LA From the Ground Up

From comfy couches to daredevil opportunities, OUE Skyspace in Los Angeles blew my expectations out of the water. If it wasn’t for our two hour parking validation we would have spent all day up there, and it turns out we could have.

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Raindrops And Renaissance at The Getty In LA

It’s only fair to evolve into your high-class, formal glove-wearing alter ego when you visit the Getty in LA. You must stand tall, read every placard, and nod thoughtfully as you walk with fingers intertwined behind your back. You must pretend like you know what you’re doing. 

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The Race For Space at the KSC

While driving to the Kennedy Space Center, I really had no idea what to expect, even after knowing all of the it's historic context. Cape Canaveral played its role in some of the most iconic moments in human history, from the brave few that landed on Earth’s Moon, to the national tragedy of the Challenger explosion. But I'd never read about what you actually do there.

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Dia De Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Nearly three-thousand years ago on November first, a holiday later coined the Day of the Dead (or Dia De Los Muertos) originated in Mexico. This event was not meant to scare the living crap out of your friends, but to celebrate those who have passed over with beautiful altars, offerings, and intricate art.

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Shipwreck Hike

Back in 1961, on an especially foggy day. A freighter carrying the brazen name of the S.S. Dominator plowed into a peninsula off Ranchos Palos Verdes. After 2 long days of fruitless attempts to dislodge the ship from the rocks, the crew abandoned ship. Fast forward to 2016, 55 years rough ocean waves and oxidising iron has claimed nearly all the ship’s hull, but just an easy 1.5 mile hike down the beach and you can see all that remains of the S.S. Dominator.

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Roadkill 2: Why not?

This show was put on by Andrew and Jack’s rad friends, who are hellbent on keeping the local art and music scenes alive. And who could disagree? There was insanely creative art topping every booth, and equally good music bouncing off our eardrums. Artists like Ratfuck and Way-way (who organized the event), WOZ, Jack Bass, Praze, Hanvan, Kameradschaft, LRW, Joneil, Colson, and Owen Sweeny all brought their best. Who knew that our local So-Cal community was so talented?

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Best Gluten Free Treats In OC

For those of us with more sensitive stomachs, it can be hard to find a delicious goody to soothe those nagging cravings. I should know, both my Mom and my boyfriend are lactose intolerant, and I have a few close friends with gluten sensitivities. Thankfully, I have never dealt with those issues myself, but I have chomped on enough alternative sweets to know what's-what in this business!

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Stanley Park Aquarium: The Eco-Friendly Fish Resort

During our recent trip to Vancouver, Elise and I were told that there was no way we could miss out on the Stanley Park Aquarium. Getting anywhere in Vancouver was an adventure for us due to our lack of transportation, but getting to the Stanley Park Aquarium was even more of an challenge.

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Lake Isabella: Drought, Fire, Family

For some, Lake Isabella brings back floods of nostalgia. Many of us recount sweet memories of taking a dunk in the lake to escape the 107 degree weather, catching our first fish and making our father so proud, or (when our parents weren’t looking) finding a nice sized rock to dare our brother to jump off of.

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Best Bubble Tea In OC!

Bubble tea is the one and only addiction I can say I truly have. Every day without fail my stomach starts to churn, and I know I’m in deep trouble. The milky goodness of a sweet Thai iced tea has begun to call my name. 

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The Merits Of Train Travel: From Los Angeles To Seattle

As I write this, I am sitting in a plush red chair disdainfully dealing with spotty wifi and the occasional bump and twist. It’s a little too chilly in here for my cold blood, and I haven’t changed out of these clothes since 6AM yesterday, but despite all of this I am happier than I’ve ever been when it comes to transportation. I’m about twenty-four hours into a thirty-five hour train ride that’s been floating me down the coast from Vancouver, BC to LA.

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Elizabeth Slebodnick: Seattle, Washington

This week we had the pleasure of talking to our friend Lizzy Slebodnick, a fun and outgoing college student that lives and thrives in Seattle, Washington. This article highlights garage concerts, vegan hubs, relaxing tea shops, and ways to cheat the crowds near the Space Needle. Seeing Seattle through Lizzy's eyes brings us to some delicious restaurants, and some amazing experiences!

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Best Coffee In Costa Mesa

For many people, coffee transcends its drink status and is nothing more than a part of their daily routine. Wake up, roast a pot, and BAM! you’ve got your caffeine fix for the day. While it takes dedication to stray from the quick and easy morning brew, there is a near endless variety of roasts, flavors, and techniques for preparation. There is true merit to treating yourself to a fine cup every once in awhile. Let us not lose sight of the art-form that coffee can be, especially with so many great places in just the city of Costa Mesa alone! So here are our picks for best coffee in CM. 

 

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Strawberry Creek Inn: The Most Relaxing Retreat this Side of the Mississippi

Vacationing can be so much more than stressing out over tight schedules and feeling guilty over every hard-earned penny spent. Sometimes waking up early, getting a hot cup of tea, and chatting over breakfast in chilly weather is the best way to escape our day-to-day lives. I mean, nothing beats good company and great food. That is why the Strawberry Creek Inn won such a warm place in my heart.

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The Nomadic Couple: New York City, NY, USA

Hi! We are Ashley and Tom, or better known as @TheNomadicCouple, travel enthusiasts, food + drink lovers and adventure seekers. Our passion is traveling the world, surrounding ourselves in different cultures, finding the beauty in concrete jungles and isolated destinations, and stuffing our faces along the way. 

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