Discovering our World

Travel, beauty, fashion, style and lifestyle blog by Ashley Liddle

How to – behaving at the airport

Summertime, holiday season. Everyone is planning a short or a long trip, either locally, to the sea, to the mountains, to the lakes or to another country. It is the latter direction that usually involves the need to travel by… Continue Reading…


California’s small towns – Beverly Hills: part 1 – short history

When choosing to visit the west coast of the United States, it is impossible to miss one of its “pearls” – Beverly Hills. Located in California, Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills is one of the most popular tourist destinations in… Continue Reading…


November 1 and 2 – All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

Beginning of November. All Saints’ Day, followed by All Souls ‘Day, is the time we devote to those who have already left this world. On the first of November we remember the martyrs and saints, and on the second of… Continue Reading…


California small towns – Santa Monica, part 3: tips, food and accommodation

How to Get There and How to Get Around Santa Monica can be reached via the Santa Monica Municipal Airport (3223 Donald Douglas Loop S.) or you can opt for Los Angeles International Airport (1 World Way). We always recommend using (or renting) a car to be as independent as possible… Continue Reading…


What you need to know to get food through the TSA checkpoint

Can you bring food on a plane? It’s a question we’ve all asked, whether we’re trying to smuggle home a local delicacy or just plain forgot about the cured meats in our carry-on until we were in the security line.… Continue Reading…


15 places not to miss by the Walk of Fame

Hollywood Boulevard is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles. The part of Hollywood Boulevard that attracts tourists runs between La Brea Avenue and Vine Street, is over a kilometer long, and is home to the Hollywood… Continue Reading…


California small towns – Santa Monica, part 2: attractions

What comes to mind when you think of Santa Monica? No doubt the answer is entertainment, the beach, the pier, and images from famous movies. What are the places to visit in Santa Monica? What is the best way to plan a… Continue Reading…


How to – packing – 8 wise tips

I remember packing used to be a nightmare for me. I could never decide what to take, it always seemed to be necessary to bring “those shoes that will go with that dress”. Throughout the trip, I struggled with a… Continue Reading…


5 horror books for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching. The evenings are getting longer and the climate outside the window encourages you to reach for a book and a cup of hot tea. After all, Ghost Night doesn’t have to be associated with a fancy… Continue Reading…


6 best hikes in Los Angeles with stunning views

Los Angeles is blessed with sunny weather nearly year-round and a geographical location that allows you to visit some of the best beaches and mountains in the state in the same day. Add to that plenty of hiking trails and you have… Continue Reading…