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Downtown Portland

My wife and I recently paid a visit to Portland Oregon for our wedding anniversary. If you have a weekend to kill, this city is the place to see. We love visiting new places and when we found out Portland is essentially known as Beervana, we got really excited. I’m not by any means what []

Urban Light

The first time I drove past the L.A. County Museum of Art, I couldn’t figure out what the big deal was with all the light poles. There were tons of people wandering up and down all the aisles of lights like it was some sort of religious experience. It wasn’t until I got out of []

Underground Girl

I love Los Angeles and yet it frustrates me all the same. We’re talking an area with such a vast expanse that makes commuting a royal pain. Our roads and freeways were not designed for the volume of people that move through them every day. It really doesn’t matter what time of day or what []

Sail Away

I love big metropolitan cities. There’s always so much going on that the clock never seems to stop. If I blink, I might miss something. I don’t have time to be tired, there’s too much exploring to do, too much culture to immerse myself in, and too many local craft brews to try, especially in []


My wife and I went on a 2 day cruise to Ensenada aboard the Carnival Imagination last month. The grand atrium inside the ship was all sparkle and shine with neon lights every where and gold accents throughout. I spent quite a bit of time in the Grand Atrium exploring each of the floors for []

Fiori di Como

Sparing no expense with first impressions, a grand entrance awaits in the lobby of the Bellagio, Las Vegas, affirming a sense of wealth and prosperity. As you enter, you’re greeted with the most exquisite glass chandelier, Fiori di Como. The chandelier is comprised of 2,000 hand blown blossoms, each done by the glass sculptor Dale []

Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles was designed by the architect Frank Gehry and is currently home to the Los Angeles Phil Harmonic. My wife and I recently had the pleasure of seeing the New World Symphony with Eschenbach at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The acoustics inside the concert hall are []

Sky Scraper

I love visiting Seattle. Being there always feels like home to me. On this fine evening last fall, my wife and I took a walk to the Space Needle to catch a view of the city at night. It was the perfect evening to be towering over the city at the top of the Space []


Los Angeles Union Station first opened in May 1939.  The station now serves as a major transportation hub in Southern California to anyone wishing to commute into the Los Angeles area.  It provides service to approximately 60,000 passengers a day via the Amtrak, Metrolink, Metro Red Line, Metro Purple Line, and Metro Gold Line rail []

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