Monday, January 4, 2010

The End

My goal for 2009 was to update this blog on a weekly basis...I missed a few weeks, but usually, there was new info posted to the site on Sundays.

I do not plan on updating the site much in 2010 unless I hear of something super interesting. Thanks for following my posts in 2009 and all the best to you and yours in 2010!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Griffith Park Holiday Light Festival

If you're not yet in the holiday spirit, maybe a holiday light festival will do the trick for you. For pretty much the entire month of December, you can enjoy a beautiful holiday light festival in the Griffith Park area.

The month starts off with vehicle free nights, in which you can bike ride through the neighborhood and as you get closer to Christmas, vehicles are allowed. If you'd like, you can also park at the LA Zoo and take a shuttle and enjoy the ride through the festival.

For more information, visit:

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Free Day at Disneyland

This year, you get to go to Disneyland for free on your birthday; next year, they're being a little more flexible with when you decide to use your free admission. In exchange for a day of volunteering, Disney is offering you a free admission to a Disneyland resort in 2010.

Its simple, all you have to do is sign up for the program beginning 1/1/2010. Then you select a participating organization to volunteer with and once your service is completed and verified, you get your free admission!

For more information, visit:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Off N Running

Interested in taking a scenic tour of Beverly Hills or Santa Monica and concurrently getting your workout? How about a "Running From the Paparazzi" tour where YOU get to dodge photographers? Select from 3 different running/walking tours (all tours ranging from 2 - 5 miles) for about $60.

For more information visit,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Amazing L.A. Race

Ever thought that participating in the Amazing Race would be fun? If so, you may want to try participating in the Amazing L.A. Race. This race is described as a scavenger hunt/guided tour/race, and the world's only competitive sight seeing tour. The group is broken down into teams of 2 - 8 individuals. Each team is given a list of clues that will take them through Hollywood and Downtown L.A. landmarks (on foot and via public transportation). The team to finish first wins.

The race lasts between 4 and 5 hours. Registration is $59.00 per person, but currently you can get tickets for $29.50 on

For more information, visit:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mission Inn

If you're up for a 1 hour drive and you appreciate unique architure, you may want to check out the Mission Inn in Riverside. Three years ago, I went to the Mission Inn for a friend's rehearsal dinner and I was surprised by this stunning Riverside landmark.

The Mission Inn is comprised of a hotel, spa, restaraunts, and chapels. A couple hours to walk around the premises and catch a meal at one of the restaurants should be enough.

For more information, visit:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Local Film Festivals

This weekend I found out about two film festivals, the AFI Fest and the Santa Monica Film Festival, taking place in the greater Los Angeles area. The AFI Fest started on 10/30 and ends on 11/7; the Santa Monica International Film Festival starts on 11/14, but I can't quite figure out when it ends.

In any case, you can obtain FREE passes to either festival.

To obtain more info, be sure to check their websites: