The highly anticipated “Nights of the Jack” Halloween event will return for its fourth year to King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas from October 1 – October 31. This season, the interactive walking trail filled with thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins is back and brighter than ever, now spanning two-thirds of a mile to provide a safe and festive fall outing. Tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime production are on sale now at https://nightsofthejack.com/. I've visited in previous years and enjoyed the experience where you can easily spend a few hours walking around the installations, taking pictures and then indulging in some libations too.
The Fall Issue of Traveler and Tourist magazine is here - explore locations in Door County, Wisconsin; San Luis Obispo, California and Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Learn more about our recommendations for fun experiences, wellness apps, culinary treats, heathy snacking options and more. This time we have a surprise video thrown in, a free download of globally inspired recipes, and a global hits playlist too so remember to turn that volume up! Enjoy reading and let us know what you'd like us to cover in future editions...As always, remember to subscribe here to get the next edition straight to your inbox so you can read the magazine comfortably, at your own leisure, any where, any time, on any device. Share this edition with other looking for travel inspiration and ideas. Stay well, stay safe and stay inspired!
Select invited Los Angeles media members were in attendance at the recently held Andaz West Hollywood dinner spotlighting the brand’s Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya with a ‘From Mexico to Andaz’-themed media dinner. The seated dinner showcased creative culinary and immersive cultural experiences from Mexico and Andaz Mayakoba, sharing more about the luxury Mexican resort and its sister property, Andaz West Hollywood.
Stay One Degree, a community which allows luxury travelers to experience the finest vacation homes around the world directly from like-minded homeowners, offers a brand-new Coast to Desert: Relax & Rejuvenate California Style experience. Spend four nights overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean in a breathtaking home in Malibu followed by a private helicopter experience to the incredible contrasting desert scenes of Palm Springs where you spend three nights in an architectural masterpiece.
Changing the world is delicious! Vegan Sunday Supper (VSS), L.A.’s newest plant-based consumer packaged food company, introduced their new gourmet ready-to-bake 100% Plant-Based Lasagna featuring Pulled Oats® now available for home delivery while donating 25% of all profits to directly benefit Support + Feed and help fight climate change one meal at a time! This lasagna is a completely new take on the traditional sausage recipe, with sweet peppers and vegan cheeses, but there is a very special secret ingredient, Pulled Oats®, which makes this just as satisfying and delicious as a traditional meat lasagna, without the meat.
In an exclusive virtual event, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery hosted a Facebook Live “Be a Winemaker For A Night,” tasting, hosted by Founder Justin Baldwin and Winemaker Scott Shirley as they took guests on a journey through how they blend their flagship wine, ISOSCELES. During the virtual tasting, both were available to guide guests through a behind-the-scenes look into the blending methods used to create JUSTIN’s ISOSCELES wine. Each winemaking selection included one bottle of 2018 ISOSCELES and three half-bottle barrel samples of the individual component wines: 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Merlot, and 2019 Cabernet Franc. This was the first time that JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery has made barrel samples available to sip. You can also view the tasting notes here.
For a fun virtual session, Taiwan Tourism hosted a casual at-home cooking event to Bring a Taste of Taiwan Home. The cooking instructor was from Cookinn Taiwan which is a Tripadvisor award-winning cooking school in Taiwan offering hands-on Taiwanese cooking classes, local market tours and customized cooking events for groups. The session included learning to prepare scallion pancakes and bubble tea at home ready just in time for dinner.
Frey Ranch Distillery introduced its flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey to Los Angeles and the greater Southern California area this spring. The Nevada-based farm and distillery’s signature whiskey has received critical acclaim since it was first released in December of 2019, earning 90 points from Wine Enthusiast magazine. Frey Ranch Straight Bourbon Whiskey is available at retailers including Wally’s Wine & Spirits, La Vista Liquor, Mission Trails Wine & Spirits, amongst others in the region. It is also available online for nationwide shipping.
Are we talking about the holidays already? Yes we are! And you heard it here first...Direct from its sold-out run in London, Lightscape will head to the West Coast to transform the 127-acre Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden from November 12, 2021 through January 16, 2022. The enchanting, after-dark, illuminated trail will span one mile and feature spectacular sights with eye-catching artistic installations that come alive at night with color, imagination and sound. Be treated to a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience at the garden.
The Spring Issue of Traveler and Tourist magazine is here - explore locations in Carson Valley, Central Nebraska and southern Italy. Learn more about our recommendations for fun experiences, wellness apps, culinary treats, heathy snacking options and more. This time we have a surprise video thrown in and a global hits playlist too so remember to turn that volume up! Enjoy reading and let us know what you'd like us to cover in future editions...As always, remember to subscribe here to get the next edition straight to your inbox so you can read the magazine comfortably, at your own leisure, any where, any time, on any device. Stay well, stay safe and stay inspired!
The Inspiration Issue of Traveler and Tourist magazine is here - explore locations in Madison, San Francisco and Tequila. Learn more about our recommendations for virtual and safe experiences, wellness apps, libations and culinary treats, heathy snacking options and more. This time we have a surprise video thrown in too so remember to turn that volume up! Enjoy reading and let us know what you'd like us to cover in future editions...As always, remember to subscribe here to get the next edition straight to your inbox so you can read the magazine comfortably, at your own leisure, any where, any time, on any device. Stay well, stay safe and stay inspired!
Malibu native Founder and Executive Chef Alla Rockwell introduces Rockwell Kitchen, L.A.’s new thoughtfully-curated and community-rooted local haven for everyday elevated, healthy food that is here and ready to rev up, refuel, and make people happy in 2021! Rockwell Kitchen is located in a shared space adjacent to Malibu lifestyle and action sports company, Boardriders on California’s Pacific Coast Highway right on the point of the historic Topanga Beach, featuring stunning panoramic views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains.
The new year wouldn’t be the same without San Luis Obispo Restaurant Month this January, and that means a month filled with delicious meals at an incredible price – even if you can’t dine in. Whatever your palette, circumstance, or family size, SLO Restaurant Month is here to provide. Here are a few options of where to done and businesses to support during this month!
The season for celebration is here so these are four spots around the city where you can plan to dine in from to get festive in a safe manner at home with family and/or friends. Let us know in the comments if you opt for any of these fantastic offerings!
The Holiday Issue of Traveler and Tourist magazine is here - explore locations in Amsterdam, Roanoke and Seattle. Learn more about hotel redesigns, restaurant alerts, handy apps and some of our top picks for travel products and services. Check out our holiday food and libations recommendations and safe ways to travel with family and furry friends. Read about heathy snacking options, enjoying time at home and more. Enjoy! As always,remember to subscribe here to get the next edition straight to your inbox.
Antaeus Theatre Company has created a virtual, interactive touring experience of six Los Angeles neighborhoods as an adjunct to the company’s recently released podcast series of original audio plays entitled The Zip Code Plays: Los Angeles. The tours highlight landmarks and small businesses in each zip code that can be explored either virtually or, once it becomes safe to do so, in person. A different member of the Antaeus Theatre Company acts as your guide for each virtual adventure, offering historical, architectural and anecdotal commentary for the sites.
Holiday celebrations are looking a tad bit different this year, but venues are doing their best to spread the cheer with festive markets, elaborate displays and many options for a fun drive-thru experience with friends and family. Here’s a list of holiday lights drive-thrus you can head to in and around the larger Los Angeles County area for a dose of sparkles, laughter and taking in outdoor experiences from the warmth of your personal vehicle.
With tens of millions of Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving next week despite spiking COVID-19 infection numbers nationwide, the U.S. Travel Association released an update to its guidance for healthy and safe travel—along with a plea for everyone to closely heed recommended best practices if traveling. This comes in light of the relatively new challenge of “pandemic fatigue”—which is reportedly causing many Americans to lower their guard against the coronavirus because they are tired after eight long months of evolving restrictions and lifestyle adjustments.
Lavender and Truffles, a non-dairy frozen dessert ice cream brand made with five simple ingredients now has a pop-up parlor in Venice that will remain open throughout the holidays and until the end of the year. Plant-based products are leaping from supermarket shelves thanks to the rise of healthy and transparent diets with millennials at the forefront of the better eating movement. Lavender and Truffles is certified dairy-free and made with organic oat milk.
The Winter Issue of Traveler and Tourist magazine is here - explore locations in South Carolina, Idaho and Mexico. Learn more about socially distanced trips, campervan van travel, and some of our top picks for travel products and services. Check out our comfort food recommendations and safe ways to travel with family and furry friends. Read about newly opened properties, wineries and ideas for your chocolate snacking fix. And as always - try our reading suggestions, recipes for libations and some fun gifting ideas. Enjoy!
Hawthorne, California-based Common Space Brewery has a partnership with DoLA, a hyperlocal event discovery platform and community, to help fight hunger in Los Angeles with beer. The mutual goal is simple; raise funds as fast as possible in order to help feed those in need. To inspire giving and highlight how a small donation can have a big impact, Common Space brewed 25=100, based on the amazing fact that $25 can provide 100 meals to feed the hungry. 25=100 is a delicious Double IPA using the freshest designer hops and
clocking in at 9.0%ABV.
The Catch: this beer will not be released until a donation goal of $1,250 is raised from the community.
Dana Point Harbor is spreading seasonal cheer with the annual holiday light display set to illuminate the Harbor beginning November 11. Each night throughout the holiday season, the Harbor’s magnificent light display will illuminate the evening sky. Themed light exhibits throughout the Harbor will include Candy Cane Lane, and the popular “Merry Kiss Me” arch. New this year are added light displays to the island to encourage visitors to explore all areas of the Harbor and avoid large crowds.
The pandemic has caused hotel occupancy rates to plummet and forced countless changes with regard to travel. But some small boutique hotels and bed and breakfast inns in California have found a silver lining with hotel reservations: a rise in direct bookings. Instead of booking a hotel room with a few clicks with an online travel agency (OTA) website like Booking.com or Expedia, more travelers seem to be contacting hotels directly to book their rooms. The California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) has compiled a list of top five reasons to consider booking your next reservation directly with a boutique hotel or B&B.
Be on the lookout for poison oak warns California Poison Control System (CPCS), a part of the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy and is responsible to the California Emergency Medical Services Authority. Poison oak is a serious threat especially to those who are allergic to the plant. Poison oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum) is found mainly in the western regions of the state of California growing from sea level to the mountains.
The Outdoor Edition of Traveler and Tourist magazine is here - explore locations in North Carolina, Las Vegas and Dubai. Learn more about RV trips, sustainable and responsible travel, and some of our top picks for travel products and services. Check out our wellness apps recommendations and safe ways to recreate outdoors this summer. Read about touchless travel, autonomous vehicles and newly reopened properties. And as always - try our reading suggestions, recipes for libations and some fun summer salad ideas. Enjoy! Subscribe for future issues to head straight to your inbox. Don't miss out on ideas galore for where to travel next and what to do there. Ready to subscribe? Click here