1 Backpack: Seattle

 From LA to SEATTLE Living in LA is great…most of the time.  Who can complain that the mild winters and summer heat provide us Angelinos with optimum Vitamin D all year around?  Yet, to many SoCal inhabitants there is something so alluring about that strange phenomena called “weather.” It fascinates us, in all its limitless…

Brooklyn To Manhattan Beach: Grimaldi’s On the West Coast

In my family, it has become a tradition of sorts that every visit to New York must include a trip to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn. My aunt took me during my first visit to the city nearly 9 years ago. I’ve been back 5 times since and it remains one of the highlights of any trip.