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Weekend Warriors

A Travel Series For Full-Time Employees

Does your 9 to 5 dictate your life?

If you answered yes to that question, then you’ve come to the right place. Weekend Warriors is a travel series geared towards the average person who works 5 days a week and only has 48 hours outside the office to live the rest of their life.

When you work that much, it’s easy to fall into a boring day-to-day routine, but it’s in no way impossible to break the chains of monotony. Start by spending your time outside of the office where you belong – literally anywhere but home.

Weekends were made to be lived exploring the world around you, not worrying about laundry or getting groceries for the week. Leave those things for after work you, and give weekend you the break you need to come back refreshed on Monday morning.

Doing something new and travel inspired┬ácan be as easy as a 24-hour trip to a city near you or as extravagant as a 48-hour trip somewhere a little bit further away. It’s all very achievable and doesn’t require the use of any sick days. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what it is as long as you have a taste for adventure and some good advice on what to do you’ll find a way to discover somewhere new.

My goal is to make this whole “breaking the chains” thing easier for you to actually achieve. So in order to do that,┬áthese posts will give you a full 24-48 hour synopsis of a weekend spent in different cities around the United States. That way, you don’t have to worry about planning anything and you can even go on a last minute adventure should you really be up to the challenge.

First Stop – Los Angeles, California


Since I’m born and raised in Southern California, it was only right that the first place on the list be a somewhat local spot. I’m actually just far enough away from the city and hate traffic enough to only visit it on occasion. However, that doesn’t mean I spend my time in this city like a tourist. Far from that. So to honor the lovely city of Los Angeles I try to keep this trip as funky, weird and interesting as the people who live in this city.

Whether you’re near or far, hopefully you can spend some time at these places on your next trip to Los Angeles.