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Boost Over Air Max

So my shoe tech of choice for trips has been Nike’s Air Max, preferably a full length Air Max setup ala Air Max 360. Several years back, the red-bubbled Air Trainer 1.3 protected my feet at Disneyland. In 2013, the Perry the Platypus-colored Air Max 90 rocked Alaska and Disneyland. Last year for HIChina15, I […]

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Dispelling the Illusion of the Nike Factory Store

Don’t get me wrong. If I’m ever nearby a Nike Factory Store, I’m going in. But… after visiting three Nike outlets recently, I’ve come to realize that their offerings aren’t that good. While on vacation at Palm Springs, Hollywood, and Anaheim (with a stopover in Long Beach), I managed several (unplanned) visits to Nike Factory […]

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The Largest Starbucks?

This is most likely the largest Starbucks I have ever seen or been in, and this is at Universal Studios Hollywood. Keep in mind that Universal has several Starbucks locations. There’s one undergoing renovation at the CityWalk. If you’re going to ride all those escalators to the Lower Lot, Universal has your Starbucks needs covered […]

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Is Now Open

April 7, 2016 marked the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. Before the actual opening, there were “technical rehearsals” to work out any kinks. During our #palms16 Spring Break vacation, we got to explore Hogsmeade and Hogwarts before the full effect of the crowds. Very impressive! The attention […]

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Cookie and Cocoa Swirl Contraband

A tip for travelers flying to your destination, pack that Cookie and Cocoa Swirl from Trader Joes. Don’t transport this jar in your hand carry with the intent of protecting the cargo. The TSA screeners at airport security will confiscate your swirl. Well, they’ll give you the chance of eating it before proceeding through security. […]

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