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Hollywood was Lame, But Pig’s Feet Saved It

Travel

If hiking Griffith Park was my favorite part of visiting LA, going around the other touristy spots in Hollywood was my least favorite, which is probably why it’s taken me so long to get to this. I think it was because it reminded me so much of the crushing crowds of Times Square, minus the exciting billboards. Luckily, it was saved by the best proper meal we had the entire vacation at a lovely restaurant called République.

The Rainbow Latte by The Good Sort

Cafes, Food, Manhattan

Like all color-obsessed bloggers and micro-bloggers out there, I was immediately enamored by the idea of the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino. It’s colorful! It reportedly tastes like cotton candy! Etc etc. America is apparently SO DIVIDED on this issue (like most other…

Not Bored in LA – Griffith Park, Trails Cafe, and Roscoe’s

Travel

Hiking Griffith Park was, for me, the highlight of visiting LA (not including Santa Monica). Hiking there was so different from my hiking experiences in the East Coast. It really made me ponder the idea that you could use up your vacations just in the United States for a few years and still have more to explore after that.

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House Hike

Hikes, Travel

This is a real, climbing-over-rocks, sweat-pouring-out-of-you kind of hike. Especially if you do the labyrinth section, which is an entire section of combined rock-scrambling and spelunking.

Minnewaska State Park

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Hikes, Travel

This place is gorgeous, and is perfect for both avid hikers or people just looking to hang out by the lake. There’s a parking lot that’s right near a picnic area, a food truck, and a lovely view of the lake. It has miles and miles of trails for you to enjoy.

Anthony's Nose

Anthony’s Nose

Day Trips, Hikes

Here’s a look at our first hike of the season last April. We chose a fairly easy one to start. It’s so easy that you’ll see there are some kids that went and did this hike as well.

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