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Venice Beach, California: West Coast Welcome

If New York City gave me beaches like Venice Beach and weather like LA, being bi-coastal would not be on the bucket list.


My grad school friends were getting married in Sonoma Valley so I decided to make this trip out to California a week-long west coast getaway.

My stay in LA consisted of a lot of driving (not by me), sipping on coffee and tea at Verve, gorging at In-N-Out, eating cheap Mexican food, seeing the Hollywood sign at Griffith Observatory, spending a city girl’s definition of an outdoorsy day in LA and watching the sun set at a rooftop bar from Venice Beach.

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In-N-Out vs. Shake Shack

Despite being a New Yorker, I have to admit that In-N-Out wins over Shake Shack. It taste just as good and is a better bang for my buck.


One of these days, I’m going to be bi-coastal. This Native New Yorker needs her east coast hustle, but I can really get used to this west coast vibe.

Guess what my first stop was as soon as I got into LA. That’s right. In-N-Out. Animal style. And of course, the next question that comes to mind is: Which is better – Shake Shack or In-N-Out? Here’s my take: Shake Shack wins on taste, but In-N-Out is just as tasty and definitely better bang for my buck.

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Romantic & Affordable Date Night Spot in Budapest

Traveling with a partner in Budapest? Stroll across the Parliament at night on the Pest for an affordable way to add a little romance to your trip.


Another reason why I love Buda? This late night view of the Hungarian Parliament glowing on the bank of the Pest side. Can it get any more magical?

It is the tallest and largest building in Budapest. Everything about this building is symmetrical – inside and out. It has two identical parliament halls – one for politics and the other for guided tours.

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