Los Angeles is known as the city of dreams but a few thousand feet above the pavement, you’ll find another dream world. The Angeles National Forest is an expansive stretch of land not far from the heart of the city. The trails offer something for everyone but these five trails are a great place to start.
Hermit Falls is a scenic escape from the city. This roughly 2.5-mile hike offers a lovely view of the 30-foot Hermit Falls where many people swim and cliff jump.
Icehouse Canyon Road
Icehouse Canyon Road is a more difficult hike, so plan to start early and end late. This tree-laden hike is ideal for autumn when you can see some of the only foliage in Southern California.
Visit Thunder Mountain for a difficult long hike with stunning views. This trail snakes around a rocky mountain face.
Devil’s Punchbowl is an amazing site near the San Andreas Fault. Hike to the top of Devil’s Chair for stunning views of the area.
Mount Wilson is one of the most well-known mountains in Southern California and home to the majority of the area’s radio and satellite towers. Despite this, it makes for a beautiful all-day hike.
Check out Modern Hiker for more detailed hiking tips. Happy trekking!
When it comes to getting the best tips and tricks in air travel, there’s almost no one better to consult than a flight attendant. Unlike pilots, these airplane crew members spend all their time in the cabins and are front and center to any and all passenger experiences. Here are a few travel hacks from those who fly for a living.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.