Category: Travel

On The Road With Mama: Chapter 1 PCH

Funny thing about moving to LA is that, at first, everyone mocks you. “Are you gonna get fake boobs?” they ask. (Hell yeah I am. Right away.) “Make sure to read the NY Times, everyone out there is dumb.” they say. (I prefer to study the LA art of converting stupidity into cash) “You’ll be back next year”  they say.  (But I didn’t.) I’ll tell you what did happen,...

The Motorhead Guide to Hawaii

As the fearless observer of what’s happening on the streets, I sometimes feel like it’s not fair for me to only cover the manicured boulevards of Beverly Hills or the magnificent roads of Malibu. Sometimes I need to keep it real. So I recently headed to Hawaii. Here’s the thing about the Aloha State.  People who’ve never been there like to say ‘it’s too commercialized’, ‘too touristy’ or the latest:...

LA vs Mexico City: Fewer Nuts, More Coconuts

I just spent a few days in Mexico City & like everyone says, it’s great.  In fact, it’s pretty much just like LA. Let’s start with the obvious: traffic. Like LA, there is plenty of traffic in Mexico City.  And it’s bad.  The difference? In Mexico City, there are no Sig Alerts on the airwaves, no slow-poke tree huggers clogging the car pool lanes & no delusional electronic traffic signs spreading false hope.  Instead, traffic...

East Coast State of Mind

I’m not a native Californian.  I’m from “Back East.”  The mere fact that everyone calls it “Back East” (vs “the East Coast” “Massachusetts” or “New York”) is an indication of a pretty well-known phenomenon– no one in Southern California is actually from Southern California.  Most of us came out here to fulfill a dream, pursue a cockamamie scheme or just to live amongst our kind...