About: Rachel and Ryan

Ready to scrap your conventional, prescribed existence? So are we. That’s why we’re traveling (some say running away) to a new city every month or so. Not too long ago, we were cubby-holed in our home office, barnacled to our computer chairs in Los Angeles and feeling like a dead mime trapped in a box.

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Our Stint at Sea Blue: Stinson Beach Vacation Rental

While staying in the Bay Area this spring, we happened to meet a realtor/artist who invited us to review Sea Blue in Stinson Beach (about 45 minutes north of San Francisco) and the surrounding area. We took up the challenge and are happy to report it’s a great place to...

How to Save Money at Whole Foods…Unconventionally

Before we start, a disclaimer: We LOVE Whole Foods. We’ve shopped there a LOT over the years. And more than once we’ve mentioned Whole Foods to someone and gotten this (ok, ok, well-deserved) reply: “You mean Whole Paycheck? Heh heh.” Such oft-heard banter became the inspiration for this post. Much...

Beverly Hills Cupcakes

In Beverly Hills, California, we spotted Sprinkles Cupcakes, the O.G. gourmet cupcake pushers to the Beverly Hills elite. That’s when I thought to myself, “they’re just cupcakes…or are they??” Ok kids, cue up “Under the Bridge” and enter an alternate world of cake temptation… Something didn’t smell right when we...

Gimme Shelter: Finding Short Term Housing

Update: We originally write this in late 2011 and nearly two years later, the short-term rental market has expanded dramatically. If you’re curious to see what’s beyond the typical hotel experience, this is an excellent time to experiment. We’re glad we can give you our tried-and-true tips for a great...

Mardi Gras Do’s and Deauxnt’s

Mix the best of St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas and Halloween into one holiday, and you’ll get a New Orleans Mardi Gras. It has a bad reputation for being a low-brow, over-sexed Bacchanalian “boobs, beads and beer” free for all, but really that’s just one fifth of it. If you”re new...

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