Faraway Files #54

Welcome to Faraway Files a weekly travel link up! I’m particularly excited about this week because I’ll not only be joining up, but I’ll also be co-hosting this amazing travel community along with Erin from Oregon Girl around the World, Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles, and Corey from Fifi & Hop. I discovered the Faraway Files travel blogging community around week four and have been faithfully contributing each week since.

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11 Places To Get Your Culture Fix In Los Angeles

What do you do in Los Angeles after you’ve spotted the stars, seen the Sign, and brushed off the sand? How about a museum! With over 100 museums to choose from, you’ll get a dose of culture while giving yourself a break from all that sun. 

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Halloween Fun in the City of Angels

In our house we love any excuse to celebrate, and its even better if dressing up is involved, which is why Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year! Lucky for me Los Angeles is a Halloween loving town, and there is plenty of opportunity! Whether you want to get fully decked out, or just come as you are, there is something for everyone.

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Travel Mishaps When Life Gives you Lemons…

I’ve been happily planning our family’s next big trip and I’m pretty excited about it! After a year of dreaming, pinning, reading blogs, and saving some instagood ideas I’ve finally booked my flights and accommodations! I’ve been booking tickets and tours, researching day trips, and making plans… secure in the knowledge that even with the most careful and organized planning I won’t get to do all of it… something will go wrong.

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The Grand Canyon & other Stops Along the way in the American Southwest

Preferring to let others take on the driving duty, I was content to sit back taking photos out the window, and reading my guidebooks in between periodic naps. But that changed this past summer when the boys and I joined my parents for a 2000 + mile road trip throughout the American Southwest.

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Chasing the Light in Upper Antelope Canyon

I pressed myself as close to the wall as I could, but there was no where else to go. It was so hot I could feel the sweat dripping down my back, and my knees ached from squating in the dirt. In places the walls were so close together I had to squeeze to get through…

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Soaring Over Monument Valley

If there was a main destination on our epic 2000+ mile road trip through the American Southwest it was Monument Valley, which is located on the border between Utah, and Arizona. Believe it or not my inspiration for this mega adventure came after riding Soarin’ Over The World a ride inside Disneyland’s California Adventure Park. And why not? Inspiration can come from anywhere.

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The Sweet Tooth’s Walking Tour of Downtown Los Angeles

I’ve been inspired by all the mouthwatering photos of food I’ve been seeing online lately, but with literally thousands of delicious choices right here in my home town of LA, and limited time to eat out, my list of must try places was growing long. A plan was in order and I decided a food tour was the perfect answer!

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