The Line Hotel Los Angeles

Koreatown, an area slightly west of downtown Los Angeles, is trending right now in a big way. There are some highly rated restaurants, independent theaters, and sleek hotels that have energized the area. One such hotel is The Line Hotel Los Angeles.

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7 Attractions to See While in Bali

Today, I’m honored to have Made Sugita of Taman Baru Bali Private Villas provide a wonderful guest post sharing a local’s guide to the seven best attractions to see while visiting beautiful Bali. Take it away, Made!

The Indonesian island of Bali is a sight to behold and a joy to visit. Here’s a guide to seven of the top attractions you just can’t miss when vacationing in Bali.

The sunrises and sunsets on Bali are truly spectacular. Consider hiking 11 kilometres up Mount Batur along the Sunrise Trail to take in the sunrise. It’s 1,700 metres high and the trail is fairly easy. The amazing views from the peak (and soaking up the morning rays), are more than worth the exercise. In terms of sunsets, visit the iconic Tanah Lot temple, or relax at Seminyak beach as you take in the rosy hues. Another outstanding option is to take a sunset cruise at Lovina where you can sometimes spot dolphins frolicking in the water as the sun goes down.

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5 Reasons to Visit Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky

To me Kentucky is known for two things: horses and bourbon. I have talked some about the horse scene here, but bourbon is a true beauty too…at least at Buffalo Trace Distillery it is.

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California Poppies & Wildflowers

The rains of California this winter and spring have brought a beautiful display of wildflowers and poppies, California’s state flower.

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Free Hollywood Adventures

“And the Oscar goes to…” that is what many of us will be listening and waiting to see this coming Sunday evening at the 89th Academy Award Show. With all of its glamour and pomp, living the Hollywood experience seems out-of-reach to many of us. However, you can get into the spirit by visiting these free attractions in and around Hollywood,

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Norwegian Klippfisk

Norway_Klippfisk_1.jpgName that fish. Well, you have a bit of a head start as it is in the title of this post, but go for it — yes, Norwegian klippfisk! Norwegian klippfisk is a dried, salted cod that is the old/new darling of northwest Norway. It was also once one of Norway’s most important exports.

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5 Top US National Parks to Visit

lava_park_textThis is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service whose centennial birthday was August 25, 2016. The National Park Service is part of the National Park System (NPS) which is charged with preserving the natural and cultural resources of protected areas of the United States including national parks, national monuments and national conservation areas.

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