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Pink’s Hot Dogs – A Hollywood Landmark
September 5, 2011
Pink’s Hot Dogs – A Hollywood Landmark

Pink’s Hot Dog stand is arguably the most famous hot dog stand in the United States; certainly in Los Angeles. Some people call it a nostalgic trip into the past, others call it too crowded, and some simply call it a hot dog stand. Whatever you call it, there is no denying that Pink’s Hot [...]

Cultural Los Angeles (on the Cheap)
November 11, 2010
Cultural Los Angeles (on the Cheap)

People tend to either love Los Angeles or despise it. I can understand both points of view, especially when considering the traffic. For the haters, we can’t do anything about the transportation nightmares, but we can suggest a few inexpensive places to experience that might just have you seeing Los Angeles from the L.A. lovers’ [...]

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 22, 2009
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the greats of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Originally known as the Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, the rundown cemetery was purchased by Forever Enterprises in 1998 and renamed the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The restored and refurbished cemetery with two huge indoor mausoleums and countless outdoor [...]

Top 10 Cheap Places to Eat in Los Angeles
October 14, 2009
Top 10 Cheap Places to Eat in Los Angeles

Eating cheaply and eating well on the road in big cities can get expensive. Having lived and worked in Los Angeles for several years, we’re happy to compile a list of some of our favorite places to eat cheaply while in Los Angeles. Here are our top 10 cheap places to eat in Los Angeles:

Hiking Trails in Los Angeles
August 18, 2009
Hiking Trails in Los Angeles

Straddling the San Andreas Fault, Los Angeles County has endured the earth’s movements that have shaped a diverse and dramatic topography. From the coast to the mountains, which reach 10,000 feet, there are hundreds of hiking trails which offer a wonderful variety and are surprisingly and conveniently located right in or near the city. In [...]

How to Explore Los Angeles Using Public Transportation
May 27, 2009
How to Explore Los Angeles Using Public Transportation

When it comes to getting from point to point using public transportation in Los Angeles, you “go Metro.” The Los Angeles Metro system is made up of Metro Rail, Metro Rapid and Metro Local. The ever expanding Metro Rail network is quickly becoming a popular alternative to braving the LA traffic. LA’s Metro Rail system [...]

5 Hot Spots in Boston, New York and Los Angeles
February 10, 2009
5 Hot Spots in Boston, New York and Los Angeles

UPDATED: April 23, 2009 LA 1) Stay at the trendy Luxe Hotel on Sunset. 2) Grab a hot dog at Pink’s. 3) Buy a ticket and visit the Museum of Tolerance. 4) See a show at Spaceland in Silver Lake. 5) Grab a Mai Tai at Gladstones in Malibu. NYC 1) Stay at the trendy [...]

JetBlue Announces Service Between LAX and New York/Boston
February 9, 2009
JetBlue Announces Service Between LAX and New York/Boston

We’re so excited to hear that JetBlue has announced new flight services between LAX and New York/Boston. To celebrate they’re offering fares for as low as $105! According to their website: “JetBlue Airways plans to introduce a higher standard of service – and lower fares – at Los Angeles International Airport this summer when it [...]

Travel via Twitter – A Girls Weekend Somewhere Warm on a Shoestring Budget
January 28, 2009

Last night we received a tweet from @deem2 looking for ideas for a girls’ weekend to someplace warm on a shoestring budget. After a few minutes of surfing around BrilliantTrips.com, we found a weekend getaway to Los Angeles including: non-stop airfare from St. Louis on American, accommodation at the Ramada Plaza Hotel (near Beverly Hills [...]