Packing Essentials: Developing Countries

  • May 9, 2013

After 8+ years of living and many more years of traveling in developing countries, I have developed a pretty good packing list. I know exactly what to take versus what to buy at my destination.  I try to always pack…

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LA Live Steamers Railroad Museum

  • May 7, 2013

It is not easy to get in to see the LA Live Steamers model train and train ride in Griffith Park. They are only open on Sunday's from 10:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. and with a toddler who still naps…

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Family Hike: Dante’s Peak, Griffith Park

  • April 11, 2013

Everyone outside of LA have these really negative mental images of what LA is all about - terrible traffic, lots of plastic surgery, expensive shops, totally fake people, strip mall central, etc. And yes a lot of that exists, but…

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