California

Exploring Fisherman’s Wharf and meeting the Pier 39 seals

San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf is a colorful marketplace where the real fish catching is done by its famous sea-lion community. Catch the trolley down to the waterfront and you’ll experience an area devoid of the expect industrial wastelands normally found by a city’s docks. Any warehouses are now occupied by prime real estate and showrooms for brands like...

The surreal and fantastical comes alive at Hollywood’s Universal Studios and in the cab on the way.

From zero to zany in two minutes Hollywood or Hollyweird as our rather quirky (read: just one step on the scale from full mental derangement) cab driver jokingly calls it as part of his tourist-pleasing routine sweeps past as he presses the pedal to the metal propelling us through Laurel Canyon, the superstar laden enclave of the 60s, 70s and 80s. We’re not an hour...