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    How to Go Stag on The Road to Machu Picchu

    2011 marked 100 years since a Yale professor introduced the world to Machu Picchu, now the most gilded image of South America. He most likely was not the first explorer to lay eyes on the sight, actually thought it was another city entirely, and the Peruvian government has been disputing the return of the artifacts […]

    January 18, 2012 5 Comments Travel
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    Peruvian Capital Hostel & Colonial Mansion En Uno

    My recommendation to check into 1900 Backpacker’s Hostel is based on the assumption that you have already decided to stay in central Lima. Most travelers choose to stay in the coastline districts of modern Miraflores or bohemian Barranco and instead make day trips to the capital’s nucleus for its imposing Baroque architecture, Inquisition Museum or […]

    January 18, 2012 1 Comment Live a Little
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    Cheating at The Chateau Marmont!

    West Hollywood’s celebridoodle darling is no stranger to scandal. Opened in 1927 as a luxury apartment building, The Great Depression saw its conversion into a hotel frequented by old Hollywood glamouratti such as Monroe on a balcony, Bogart in the garden or Bacall at the bar. The acting out of guests at the “no-tell hotel” […]

    January 16, 2012 4 Comments Live a Little
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    Family Retreat

    I just went on a honeymoon. With my family. From Tahiti to the islands of Mo’orea and Bora Bora, our boisterous group of six played “which of these kids is different than the others…” in the South Pacific, ringing in the new year with heaps of new ring recipients, lip lockers, eye dwellers and probably […]

    January 15, 2012 3 Comments Live a Little, Travel
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    The Airport Diaries: Traveling Back Island Time

    I’ve been losing hours every zone I head east, and then I got my whole day back when I crossed the international date line somewhere over the Pacific, departing Auckland on the 29th and arriving into Tahiti on the 28th…AKL was really helpful in getting me ready for manyana time in the South Pacific: Here […]

    January 13, 2012 2 Comments Dear Mom