I’ve spent so much time traveling the last couple of years and not locked into a 9-5 and I wouldn’t change a single part of it. Not the money spent, nor the money I didn’t make while being away. Maybe the flight delays, breaking my laptop and that time I fully stacked it in a hurry to get through customs in front of so many people, but other than that, nothing.
For this trip I hadn’t pre booked a hire car and a couple hotels here and there because I didn’t want an exact plan. Uber’s great, but if you’re keen on having you’re own wheels, check out SKURT
We stayed at the W hotel in West Beverly Hills/Westwood, It’s walking distance to so many cool little shops, cafes and bars.
If you’re interested in doing things like seeing a baseball game or theme park, Staples Centre and Universal Studios are within half hour drive or so from the hotel and Santa Monica Pier is around 15 minutes . If you’re keen on the Hollywood sign thing, something I’v been wanting to do for years and still haven’t, Griffith Park is about 45 mins away.
I love the Vegas. We had a big group of us this time. I feel like I only just survived it.
For the weekend we did dinner at Firefly on the Friday night and had an upper bungalow at Drais Beach club the Saturday. Insane spot to spend the day. The rest of my time was spent hungover, so I basically have nothing else to report.
Getting back to Venice from Vegas we weren’t sure where we wanted to stay. I just knew I wanted to be close to Abbott Kinney and Santa Monica. We found this cool little apartment block last minute called Venice Breeze Suites. An old building right on the boardwalk. If you don’t mind the bongo playing bums, which you shouldn’t, they’re totally harmless and too busy being high all the time, it’s a great spot to stay. Muscle Beach and the skate park are basically just out the front and there’s always filming of TV shows and commercials happening. We had an ocean front suite on level 2. I wouldn’t go any lower and I’d only stay here if you had an ocean view room.