Restore Yourself at the Remedy Spa, Los Angeles

Searching for serenity in Los Angeles? Stop at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel for sumptuous suites, marvelous meals, a pool with a view of the Getty Center and renew at the Remedy Spa. Grab a girlfriend and go after carpool, find peace on the private patio and get hooked on a massage by Steve Oskard, the founder … Continued

Discovering Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach, just 40 minutes south of Los Angeles, is the perfect escape for a weekend. Far off the freeways, you’ll quickly forget you are anywhere near LA and become immersed in the relaxed beach culture. For your next weekend trip, here are the must-dos for a Redondo Beach vacation: To Do: 1. Paddleboarding (SUP) … Continued

Independence & Podcast: May 2015 News

From Lisa & We Said Go Travel: We Said Go Travel Newsletter 63: May 20, 2015 Thank you to Mike Siegel from Travel Tales Podcast for interviewing me for his show. It was wonderful to talk about travel and We Said Go Travel with him. Enjoy the hour episode on his site. Click here to listen … Continued

Mexico: Sharing a Day of Service with my Son

by Sage Porter In March 2015, my 9-year-old son and I left Los Angeles by bus and spent a day in Mexico. Our group of 20 volunteers visited an orphanage to play with the children and bring donations.  The drive was filled with uncertainty as we did not know what to expect.  My son was … Continued

A Lazy Vacation: Four Seasons Santa Barbara

I have had a crazy 18 months. I knew I would (finally) have some free time, so I planned a vacation where I could really get back to myself. I set out on a restorative trip to find some peace. I went to Santa Barbara, and stayed at Four Seasons The Biltmore. I had been there before as a teenager, … Continued

Wandering the Streets of Zanzibar, Africa

I came to wander almost every city street in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Africa because the hotel receptionist said to me, “A map? You don’t need a map, getting lost is half the fun.” She was right. And there was no map anyway. Calling the narrow passages that were also unofficial obstacles courses ‘streets’ might have … Continued

Hiking Southwestern Portugal

What comes to mind when you think of Portugal? Cathedrals? Historic sites? Sixteenth Century explorers? Former colonies in Asia? Lethal jellyfish? How about some of the best hiking in the world. This past October, my wife Katherine and I hiked the Algarve, Costa Vicentina and Alentejo regions in SW Portugal. For the first four days … Continued

Cuba: Cycling into the Past and Future

My father, usually a quiet man, burst through the door and hustled the family in front of the television set. He said we were on the verge of something terrible and we needed to see and understand. It was October 22, 1962. My father, a career officer at the C.I.A., seemed distressed with things he … Continued

Fig & Olive with the Oscar Bloggers 2015

Fig & Olive has incredible dishes and olive oils to tempt your senses right on Melrose Place! We tasted the apertivo plates! VIDEO: Fig & Olive on Melrose in Los Angeles Video filmed and edited by Ashley Moradipour FIG & OLIVE TASTING PLATES FRENCH TASTING PLATE Fromage de Chevre with olive oil Baby beets with raspberry dressing Cucumber, … Continued

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