You can come to Solvang but you can never leave Jaaa

“What the heck is Solvang? ” I hear you ask? Solvang is a little slice of Europe right here in Southern California. Between the years of 1850 and 1930, a large number of Danes left Denmark due to bad economic conditions and in the early 1900s, Solvang was founded. These days it predominantly serves as a tourist…

Peace, Love & Dirty Hippies – 48 Hours in San Francisco

San Francisco is the kinda City you want to spend a fair few days in am I right? Right! Sadly I didn’t have that. I was driving up with a friend from Santa Barbara – he could only take a day off work after the weekend and I had plans back down in SoCal so we were…

On Weirdo watch at Venice Beach

… I don’t really like LA. Okay, okay compose yourself. I have an explanation. When I moved to California I had a glamorous image of Los Angeles based on all the episodes of 90210 and The OC I’d binge watched during breakups. It has its nice places (if you have the cash) and of course…

Santa Barbara: 6 of The Best Local Hang Outs

Represent your ‘Hood I can’t even put into words how much I love The Neighbourhood bar and grill – so good they’ve opened up a bar right next door and called it ‘The Neighbourhood 2’ [I’m not kidding]. The Neighbourhood bar was my local when I lived in Santa Barbara and I can’t explain how…

11 Signs you’re in California

1. It is completely acceptable for White people to listen to hardcore Gangster rap Actually it’s the norm. San Francisco has some fantastically filthy Hip Hop radio stations. I think I’ve just become accustomed to it now. I like to play the same songs to my friends back in the UK and see their shocked faces. Put…