California is one of the most popular brands in the world. We traveled to Santa Monica to enjoy the beach and stumbled upon a budget friendly hotel in a great location. We were in town on a busy weekend and it was going to be very expensive to stay by the Third Street Promenade,, Read More

 New Orleans was a slam dunk to host the NBA All-Star game.  People from the East and the West gathered in the birthplace of jazz to throw back a few hurricanes, get some beads, and of course watch some basketball.