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Know Before You Go: Los Angeles

Traveling to an unfamiliar destination can be stressful and overwhelming. And while there are oodles of travel sites, books, and blogs to recommend the hottest new this or the cheapest that, there are few places to turn for practical information that will save you time, and keep you safe. That’s why there’s Know Before You Go.

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Tinseltown with the Kids

Here they are: ten kid-friendly things you can do in Hollywood.

Shira Lazar is the host and executive producer of the interactive show and 24/7 news hub, “What’s Trending” (check out the live show Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST), and good friends with the Good Traveler Aric S. Queen, who will be hitting L.A. later this week. Here are Shira’s picks for what to see and do in La La Land.

Take your camera to one of Cape Town’s top photos spots, including Saint James Beach where you can capture the brightly colored bathing boxes that line the coastline. [GotSaga] “Luxury hostel” may sound like an oxymoron but StayON Beverly in Hollywood is truly an plush, hostel experience. The singular room at the fully self-service hostel comes…

Hooray for Hollywood

The iconic sign that hovers over the Los Angeles landscape got its own Hollywood ending this week, when Hugh Hefner made a last minute $900,000 donation to save it. The 138 acres of parkland that surrounded the sign were owned by Chicago developers who were interested in building on the site, and for the past…

One of Hollywood’s most photographed stars could be on its way to becoming just another real estate selling point if a Chicago-based investment firm has its way. Cahuenga Peak’s 138 acres of unspoiled mountains, which stretch behind the postcard-ready Hollywood sign, hit the real estate market earlier this month for a cool $22 million—much to…