TWT Travel Binder: California

I live in California and love it dearly.  

I’m based in Los Angeles, but gravitate repeatedly to the gorgeous center of the state. 

California is almost a country unto itself, and full of adventures.

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to California.

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Best of Los Angeles: Guest Posts on Wild Junket

I’d like to take a brief break from revisiting Western Canada to point you towards my recent guest posts on Wild Junket, the beautiful, thoughtful and informative travel blog written by Nellie Huang.

Please visit Wild Junket to read:

Best of Los Angeles – Dining
Best of Los Angeles – Swanky Hotel/Rooftop Bars


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Weird Houses of LA: Silver Lake

Silver Lake (or Silverlake), is one of the oldest, funkiest and most artsy neighborhoods in Los Angeles

Its weirdest house, the wavy, mosaic-crusted Burrows House, could just as well be its icon.  

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Weird Houses of LA: Studio City


When you think of L.A., I’m willing to bet cash money that the Hollywood sign, Santa Monica, and the Sunset Strip would come to mind before a quiet little suburb…that just happens to be home to hordes of celebrities.  

That’s why I’d like to give a shout out for my very own L.A. neighborhood, Studio City.

While there are a handful of weird houses dotted around Studio City’s hills, my personal pick is this organic mosaic creation, found on flat land at 4233 Rhodes Avenue

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Weird Houses of LA: Laurel Canyon


The architectural shell game pictured here can be found at 8582 Lookout Mountain Avenue, in the Los Angeles neighborhood known as Laurel Canyon

Tucked back into an area known locally as Wonderland, this nutty concoction, owned by a rental car heiress, fits right into a neighborhood steeped in a long, wacky and lurid history. [Read more…]