Los Angeles | Discovering Downtown – 13 Reasons to Head to the City Center

Downtown Los Angeles probably never had the best reputation of being a typical tourist destination when visiting Southern California. But after my recent 24 hours city trip to the City of the Angels, I found at least 13 reasons why you should consider to include it in your next travel itinerary. Continue reading

Los Angeles | The Perch Rooftop Bar

Wherever you seek a stylish place for your lunch or dinner cravings or simply a distinguished downtown refuge for Cocktails in between, The Perch offers both. From its classic French inspired Bistro cuisine to professionally stirred and shaken world-class lounge drinks on the open air terrace underneath the L.A. twinkling stars. Continue reading

Los Angeles | Pink´s Hot Dogs

In search of some of the best hot dogs in Los Angeles? Then head over to Pink´s on N La Brea Ave in Hollywood. This celebrity´s favorite has a line at almost anytime of the day and was actually the spot where Bruce Willis proposed to Demi Moore. Well, we all know that some things in life are not meant to be forever, but when it comes to Hot Dogs, no compromise should be made. Continue reading

Los Angeles | Catalina Coffee & Cafe

Its alternative yet homely living room atmosphere just a block off the Redondo Beach Pier will be a big missed favorite breakfast spot of mine after our hotel relocation to downtown Los Angeles in just a week. Continue reading

Los Angeles | 8 Movie Set Background Hotspots You Should See

When we think of L.A., admit it, there are always the same typical locations that one can think of: Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach and Santa Monica, the Walk of Fame and Hollywood, and so on. But the City of Angels has a lot more to discover when it comes to usual and unusual sightseeing spots as I have learned during my latest visit. Let´s wander to eight Hollywood movie sets that you definitely will recognize again. Continue reading

Los Angeles | Captain Kidd´s Fish Market

When my friend Andi and I returned from our trip to the wonderful RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, we were hungry like wolves. But I was more in the mood for a light and healthy protein snack rather than that typical steak dinner. So Andreas had the perfect idea. Continue reading

Los Angeles | A Day on the R.M.S. Queen Mary

For a ship geek like me it is unessential wherever it is at high seas or just in port, a ship is a ship and it does not lose any fascination to me just because it is fixed to the pier for the rest of the time being. Particularly, when it is a legend of transatlantic travel like the astonishing R.M.S. Queen Mary. Once one of the most popular luxury liners during the golden ages of ocean passages, she is now serving as a boutique hotel and floating museum, commemorating the glamour and style of long-lost times. Continue reading

Los Angeles | A Sporty Trip to Venice Beach

California sun. The powerful Pacific Ocean. The L.A. way of life. Los Angeles is a city that is normally best explored by car. But there are some places that are much more fun to visit by bike. Like Venice Beach. Continue reading

Los Angeles | Californiacation – Sunrise at Joshua Tree Nationalpark

IMG_7146If I hear myself talk sometimes, I could actually myself get the impression that I would be most happy living on top of the Mount Everest. All by myself. No one close by. Just me and Nature (Ok, and maybe the one or other storm howling around from time to time).

But as much as I love to escape into the Wilderness of our beautiful, beautiful planet, I am a city boy through and through. Whenever I have made trips to secluded areas, after two or three days I was already missing the hustle and bustle of big city life lying just behind the apartment door at home. So a complete move into nowhere would probably bore me to death after all. Continue reading