Ricardo222 wrote in post #11323738
I've been to the US six times and haven't been to Hollywood or Disneyland!!! Do I qualify as being an adventurous traveller?
Heh! The Disney extravaganza is great for kids, and it's nice for me to have grown up in Southern California and to have "been there and done that" -- but for us a-dults it can wear you out!
Hollywood is a place where if you get "off the beaten track" you can find interesting stuff -- for instance I have a little place that I drop into when I cruise through the area, a little Italian restaurant/lounge where you can sit at the bar and chat with the people and then find out that these are people who are "in the business", musicians, producers, writers for the LA Times, and they are all there to "get away" and just hang out, and oh, there's Clint Eastwood in the corner just having dinner with friends, and the place is in a whole different world from Hollywood Blvd/Sunset Blvd (although I've had a good time at the House of Blues on Sunset).
But yeah, knowing how to get away from the tourist areas helps wherever you go, although it can also be fun to hit the "hot spots" as a photog! Street photography can be entertaining in the busy places...