• #TravelTuesday: Discover Dreamy Destinations in the U.S. and Beyond at the Travel & Adventure Show

    One of my favorite shows to cover as a journalist is the Travel and Adventure Show in Long Beach. This year the 11th Annual Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show took place last February 27 and 28 at the Long Beach Convention Center. It was awesome! Talk about a virtual tour around the world. There were hundreds of exhibitors including local US destinations as well as countries across the globe. I always go to the National Park Service section first during the Travel Show. They have tons of information on parks including Sequoia and Kings’ Canyon, Yosemite and more. This year the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary. Now…

  • “As You Like It” by The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

    When I received the invitation from Davidson and Choy to see The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ production of “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare, at The Japanese Garden on the grounds of the VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, I decided to take my family and make it a weekend of it. We stayed at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles which was a great experience itself but the play’s the thing, after all, so armed with blankets we trekked to the Japanese Garden, adjacent to the Brentwood Theater and took our bleacher seats among the crowd. Set in modern L.A. complete with a UFC-style fight scene,…