Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre

If asked to name the best venue in Los Angeles to see a concert, most would immediately say the Hollywood Bowl. And really, who can blame them? Set in a natural bowl in the Hollywood Hills, the amphitheater is a beautiful, open-air gem that is coincidentally celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. (My last three…

Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown

It is an unexpected way to start my day, but perhaps it shouldn’t be. I came into United Bread and Pastry to pick up some traditional Filipino treats, perfect to begin a day of exploration here in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown. As always, I introduce myself, say that I’m a writer doing a story on…

Trip Introduction: Seattle

After a summer of mostly staying in Los Angeles - which has been full of cool activities and lots of great food - I am off on another trip, this time to the jewel of the Pacific Northwest: Seattle. I’ve been to Seattle several times before, but always for a specific purpose. There were three…

Lovely Lisbon, Portugal

Editor’s note: I was fortunate to spend a full month in Lisbon in early 2020, prior to the onset of Covid. Like Sam, I loved the city, and you can click here to read my guide to it, which in turn links to other in-depth articles about specific neighborhoods and aspects of life in Lisbon.…