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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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    What Did You Call Me?

    I ate lunch with this Swedish guy in Manly after my day playing Gidget on the surf. We were chatting about our individual trips; he was trying to convince me the sun does actually shine in Sweden and that their country embraces Stieg Larsson. I described my road trip down the coast and talked about […]

    December 15, 2011 3 Comments Live a Little
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    Trading Places: Aussie Hostels

    Staying in hostels, called “backpackers”, is a great way to save money in expensive Australia. If you pick the right ones, they can be really nice experiences and a great way to make new friends and to fully experience Australia’s board and bar lifestyle. Also, the WiFi connections are surprisingly always better in hostel common […]

    December 15, 2011 3 Comments Live a Little