Taiwan

Under $100: Ojai, California

by Katie Skrzek

Mar 12, 2019

ID 70753526 © Scott Jones | Dreamstime.com

Under $100 / North America

Ojai, California, is a charming small city located northwest of Los Angeles. With a variety of natural and cultural attractions, there is plenty to see and do for less than $100 a day.

 

Start your day with breakfast at Bonnie Lu’s. A favorite among locals, the diner-style restaurant offers breakfast classics with vegan options. Spend about $10–15 on your meal. Go for a hike at Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. Located near the downtown area, the conservancy offers dozens of trails for hiking. Check the website for the trails best suited to your capabilities.

 

Have lunch at The Nest. The restaurant offers a health-conscious menu highlighting local ingredients. Patio seating is available. Entrées start at $13. Take part in a tasting at Ojai Vineyard’s tasting room. The newly renovated space boasts more than 300 wines to sample on site or visitors can purchase a bottle to go. A tasting flight starts at $15. Visit the Ojai Valley Museum to learn more about the city’s history and culture. Housed in a former Catholic church, the museum features history exhibits as well as artwork from contemporary local artists. Adult admission costs $5.

 

Visit Azu Restaurant and Bar for happy hour then stay for dinner. Enjoy a local craft beer on tap from Ojai Valley Brewery ($5) or other drinks ranging $5–8. The restaurant specializes in Spanish and Mediterranean comfort food. Entrées start at $16.

 

Ojai hosts several annual events and festivals. Check the website before planning your trip.

#trazeetravel

Insta Feed
Tips / Travel
May 21, 2019

How To Make the Most of the Middle Seat

Being stuck in the middle seat on an airplane is hardly anyone’s first choice, but for travelers who aren’t willing to shell out extra bucks to choose their own seat, the middle seat may be randomly assigned to them. However, there are a few ways to make the most of this situation and breeze through the flight with the most comfortable experience possible.

Culinary Artistry

Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.

Reviews / Hotel
May 21, 2019

Guyana’s Karanambu Lodge

Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.

Products / Clothing
May 21, 2019

Ombraz

Sunglasses have more or less looked and felt the same for years, but one Seattle startup is shaking up the basic look and feel of sunglasses for a completely new experience.

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

Products / Beauty
May 21, 2019

Natural Skincare from Primally Pure

Primally Pure provides natural, toxin-free skincare products. The California-based company utilizes certified organic ingredients in its face, body and hair products.