Tiki-Ti Cocktail Lounge
It’s heaven for tropical cocktail lovers

If you’re looking for a bit of the exotic in Los Angeles, take a trip to the Hollywood area and try a night out at Tiki-Ti Cocktail Lounge.  With more than 50 years of operation under the belt of this family-owned and operated bar, you can be sure they’ll be serving up the very best of tropical concoctions.  The crowds here and... Read More

Great beers at this lesser known LA drinking spot

Verdugo is a cool Los Angeles lounge that offers up a good selection of beer as well as a live DJ to spice up the night.  The interior décor is nice and intimate and perfect for a night out drinking when you want to get away from the usual party scene.  With a large outdoor area, you can easily slip away from the noise if you need some time... Read More

R Bar
A great little LA speakeasy

If you need someplace cheap to drink in Los Angeles, check out the R Bar.  The place is set up like a speakeasy, so you’ll have to jump on their Twitter or Facebook page to find out what the password of the night is, but once you make it inside, you won’t regret it.  The beers are always flowing and though the cocktails aren’t quite as cheap, they’re still affordable by LA... Read More

Rustic class in the heart of Hollywood

Located right on Vine Street in Hollywood, Sassafras is a cool little upscale cocktail bar and lounge where you can go to get a few drinks and do it in style.  With a décor that is both rustic and classy, you’ll be impressed with this place the moment you walk through the door.  But the excellence doesn’t stop at the ambiance, for the bartenders... Read More

1642 Beer and Wine
For a quiet and intimate night out drinking

A relatively new addition to the Los Angeles bar scene, 1642 Beer and Wine is a nice hole-in-the wall type bar that exhibits a bit more class than your typical corner drinking establishment.  Though the beer and wine selection is limited - and the liquor selection non-existent - the prices are cheap enough and the menu smart enough that you won’t likely care.  It’s a pretty laid-... Read More

Villains Tavern
A stylish and cool place for good drinks and live music

Contrary to what the name might suggest, the downtown L.A. bar known as Villains Tavern is not a place where the enemies of super heroes go when they have a night off from trying to take over the world.  What this bar is, however, is a great place when you want to have a few drinks and listen to some of L.A.’s best live music... Read More

Dan Sung Sa
A bit of Korean drinking in LA

Located in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Dan Sung Sa is about as close to an authentic South Korean bar as you’re likely to get in the states.  Kick back and drink some soju, the liquor of choice in that part of the Far East, and enjoy some delicious food.  If soju’s not your thing, then they’ve got beer and wine for you to drink as well.  A favorite of locals, Dan Sung Sa has an... Read More

Hiking in Lijiang, China
Tour the city and explore the landscape

With more than 800 years of history behind it, the city of Lijiang is not only an interesting cultural center in China, but also has some great hiking.  Surrounded by hills and forests, there are plenty of places to explore and have an adventure.  Make your way through Tiger... Read More

Zombie Survival Training Camp
Learn practical skills for the end of the world

For a more unusual adventure vacation that is both enlightening and fun, try your hand at attending a zombie survival training camp.  It may sound silly at first, but when you’re forced to learn how to survive in the wild when there are hostile creatures coming your way, you’ll quickly discover that it’s not all fun and games.  You’ll be... Read More

Cycling the Lands End to John O’Groats Route
One of the most famous cycling routes in the UK

For couples that enjoy a good cycling adventure, there’s a great route in the UK that takes you across more than 900 miles of beautiful landscape.  Known as the Lands End to John O’Groats route or the End to End Challenge, this is not a course for the meek.  But the satisfaction of getting it done, along with all the... Read More