After dealing with frost bite for the last 2 months, I’m taking my beautiful bride to be to California to see my parents for Christmas. Where most people dream of a white christmas – I’ve always known christmas in 70 degree weather. So needless to say I’m feeling very excited to go to California once again. Here’s a couple parting gifts from Utah taken by Brandi McVay (the fiancé).
Tonight I was able to attend a performance put one by the Brigham Young University Department of Dance. I challenge anyone to find a dance department with that much talent. The work able to cover many major countries traditional form of dance from China, India, and Russia to Mexico Ireland, and Scotland. The show was extremely entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone. It really helped bring in the Christmas cheer. I have some pics for you check it out.
Just a quick one today. Check out my new page http://theworldtravelwebsite.com/west-coast-travel/catalina-island-an-island-off-the-coast-of-california here on the site. I think it has some pretty good info. about the beautiful Island Catalina.
Here we go again! I am just now leaving from Salt Lake City, Utah where it just dumped snow all over the place to Southern California. First LA Thursday and Friday, then San Diego Saturday, then back to Salt Lake. I’m excited to see what The golden state has in store for me this. I’m also super stoked to use the new site I just partnered with uencounter.me, where I can pin where I’ve people and give shout outs to the people I meet along the way. I’ll continue to Blog, Tweet and Fb throughout out the weekend. Please reach out to me if you think there is something I’d be a fool not to see.
California here I come…
Recently I have joined forces with a wonderful website app that is now going to help me keep track of not only my travels, but the wonderful people I will meet along the way. Haven’t you ever had that moment along your travels, or after your travels when you wish you could reconnect with that one individual that showed you the way to best food in town or that locals only spot that if you hadn’t met that person you would have never since, smelled, or heard the sights, smells or noises that you will never forget? Uencounter.me is the solutions to your problem. It allows you to post your gratitude to that person whether you know their name or not, and on top of that you can pin your location throughout the world. As a travel blogger I can’t wait to use this great platform that unity great people. As it continues to grow, all of us will continue to see the benefits and our random encounters through out our travels will become not so random anymore. I encourage all of you to check it out. Unencounter.me
From Leslyn Kantner, the CEO and Co-founder:
“Uencounter.me is a relatively new Web application that was born from a curiosity of mine to see my life experiences ‘pinned’ on a map, to discover how I am connected to others, and most importantly – to create a venue where I can post messages to people in my life that have influenced or impacted me in a large or small way. I have traveled a great deal and have lived in a number of different places.I created a team and together we built and recently launched the site… our passion focuses on the expression of gratitude and kindness.”
I think this is really going to be great people. Please do yourself a favor and check it out. Click on the tab in my side bar on the right. Yup, it’s the one with the big pin and uE, you know, for Uencounter.
Hello fellow travels, I know that may of you use hostels to rest your pretty little heads. Well, I do to, and I have found a site that has made the hole experience of finding a hostel and booking your bed extremely easy. So please check it out out at www.inbed.me. And please, respond to this blog post and let me know what you think.
- Visit four wineries — rich in charm and history
- Take in awesome and inspiring views
- Taste some of the World’s most delicious wines
- Learn tidbits of local history and culture
- Dine on a scrumptious picnic lunch — served at a winery
- Feel you’ve really experienced the real California Wine Country!
Avs Technologies is hooking it up on twitter. They are giving away 2, buy one get one free ferry rides to the great Catalina Island!! If you are not familiar Catalina is just off the cost of Southern California. It is a beautiful destination for camping hiking, and has some the nicest B&B you can find. All you have to do is tweet the hashtag #
AVSWestCovina and you could win!!
How much do you really know about the name of California…
The hotel is running a great special
right now that is meant to rejuvenate the entire LA art scene. The new
special is called Pacific Standard Time, and when guests book at least
1 night with the hotel, they receive a free VIP museum pass that gives
them free access to over 20 LA area museums! Many museums in the area
have some amazing exhibits right now, and with this special it allows
for all of the great exhibits to be viewed without any extra hassle!
Some of the classic Los Angeles museums included in this promotion are
the Getty Center, LACMA, MOCA, Natural History Museum, and many more.
The Hollywood Hotel is a hidden gem in the Hollywood area – walking
distance to the Metro and many tourist hotspots, yet very affordable
for its location just outside of the bustling busyness of Hollywood.
Many TV shows have filmed there and it will be exciting to see this
hotel popping up in a few Fall TV shows this season! The hotel has
many amenities, such as a charming new pool and garden area, three
saunas, and a first-class fitness center. There is also a relaxing bar
and lounge onsite that often hosts comedy nights and other fun events.
With its superior customer service and beautiful European décor, the
Hollywood Hotel provides an excellent escape for anyone visiting LA to
check out the various eclectic museums or other Hollywood hangouts.
If you have ever been to Hollywood then you know how hard it is to find a hotel with a good location at a prices you can afford. I believe that problem is now solved!!! Everyone around the world, go stay at the Hollywood Hotel, and tell me all about it. I would love to hear what you really think…