Sometimes exploring your own neighborhood can make the best staycations. I lived in Long Beach for almost 7 years but I had never explored the city like a tourist. This past weekend I decided to spend a little time in the city I used to call home. If Southern California is on your bucket list, no visit to Cali is complete without a stop in Long Beach. A diverse beachside community situated 25 miles from both Downtown Los Angeles and Disneyland. Best known for being home to the iconic Queen Mary and it’s welcoming LGBT community, Long Beach also hosts several annual…

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I pride myself on being the type of person who’s not afraid of doing things on their own.  I’ve conquered my fear of eating alone, going to the movies alone, traveling alone, I’ve even gone to a bar solo. So, when I scored amazing seats to see my favorite singer, The Weeknd in concert, I was all kinds of happy. The idea that going alone might be strange never crossed my mind until a friend said, “You’re going to a concert by yourself, Isn’t that weird”? I could tell by the look of horror on her face that going solo to a concert was not…

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24 HOURS IN HOUSTON – HOW I GOT THERE: I’m always on the hunt for a cheap flight for quick weekend getaways. As long as the flight is under $250 I’m open to going almost anywhere, after all, that’s what makes it fun. This past weekend was a little different. I managed to score tickets to see The Weeknd in concert at the Houston Toyota Center. As soon as I landed the tickets I began my frantic search for a cheap flight. It was last minute (less than 3 days away) so I was bracing myself for airfare sticker shock,…

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I’m an Airbnb addict. I can spend hours on airbnb.com reading reviews and updating my favorites list. I think I have over 400 locations saved all over the world. Airbnb has replaced my Pinterest addiction. Although I have stayed in close to 25 different Airbnb’s, the one thing I’ve yet to do is book a private room. For those who’ve never used Airbnb, they give you several booking options. The most popular being the ability to book an entire place to yourself. The next option is the ability to book a private room in someone’s home. This gives you your own room…

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I recently booked a last minute getaways to San Francisco to spend the weekend with a friend. Two hours before my flight, I received a text message from Jetblue Airways that my 11:08 am flight had been canceled… Whaaaat? Really guys, two hours notice. Initially, I wanted to bitch and complain but the fact that I was standing in my room looking at an empty suitcase, I decided to take it as a blessing in disguise that I now had a little more time to pack. How To Use Twitter For Customer Service: When To Use Twitter At about 12:30…

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