Archive for Recreation

From a Cold War Radar Site to a Hiking/Biking Treasure, San Vicente Mountain Park is full of Surprises

Dec 06, 2010 by Lisa Newton

To work off the extra calories I gained over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, last Sunday I decided to work up a sweat at one of Los Angeles’ hidden treasures– San Vicente Mountain Park.
Located just off [...]

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Driving a 2011 GMC Terrain to La Quinta Resort & Spa

Dec 03, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Over the last few months, I’ve been able to test drive several new GMC vehicles.
During my recent trip to the La Quinta Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, I test drove a GMC Terrain. [...]

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Venice (Canals included) Walking Tour – Part 3

Dec 02, 2010 by Lisa Newton

In Part 2 of the Venice (Canals included) Walking Tour, we were walking down Pacific Avenue getting ready to turn onto Windward Avenue.
So far, we’ve completed about ½ a mile of the total part [...]

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Plants, Parrots, and Veterans

Dec 02, 2010 by Lisa Newton

When Holiday Shopping, many people love to purchase plants, and other items for their houses and apartments.
If this sounds like something that’s of interest to you, I found the perfect place for [...]

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Get your walking shoes as Newport’s Back Bay is Waiting

Dec 01, 2010

A stream of walkers, joggers and bikers all flowed along the Bay’s trail, as snowy egrets stand regally in the midst of the Newport Back Bay wetlands, one of the largest and most pristine in [...]

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The Festival of Lights Parade is this Weekend in Palm Springs

Dec 01, 2010

It’s been pretty cold in the LA area this past week, getting down into the 40s pretty regularly.
But, while LA is only reaching into the 60s during the day, Palm Springs is in the [...]

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Travelin’ Local Walking Tours are on Sale for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Even with the smell of turkey in the air, thoughts might be leaning toward tomorrow.
Unless you live under a rock, you know that this Friday is commonly known as Black Friday, [...]

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Walk my World

Nov 23, 2010

Over the almost two years I’ve been working on Travelin’ Local, I’ve chronicled many local places, and have also created many maps, city maps, dog park maps, artistic maps, swimming pool maps, and many, many [...]

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A Weekend Morning in Venice Beach

Nov 21, 2010

Our much needed rain is upon us this weekend, but last weekend, I spent a quiet weekend morning on a very small section of Venice Beach.
Unlike today, it wasn’t raining, and it was still fairly [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Nov 19, 2010

With an 80% chance of rain on Saturday and a 70% chance on Sunday, this might be the weekend you’ll have to stay more on the inside and less on the outside.

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La Quinta Resort & Spa – a Welcoming Oasis in the Desert

Nov 15, 2010

A few weeks ago, I was able to spend some quality time at a well known and famous resort in the Palm Desert region known as La Quinta–which is just south of Palm Springs.
And where [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Nov 12, 2010

Isn’t it nice to wake up in the morning with a little briskness in the air? I don’t know about you, but I love having a little crispness in the air. Putting on a sweater [...]

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Crystal Cove State Park, so Close, and Yet so Far from the City

Nov 11, 2010

It always amuses and amazes me when I visit a park in the midst of a city. One minute you’re literally buzzing through traffic; and the next, you’re walking along a silent path, with just [...]

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A Westwood Village Walking Tour

Nov 10, 2010

For all UCLA students, when your parents come to visit you at school do you need to know where to take them and what to show them that’s around campus?
Or how about showing off some [...]

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