Brunch On a Budget
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Brunch On a Budget
in Encinitas

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bloody mary, Mr. Peabody's Bar and Grill, Encinitas CA

Brunch On a Budget
in Encinitas

Brunch On A Budget in Encinitas

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Checklist for a Weekend in Valle de Guadalupe

Checklist for a Weekend in Valle de Guadalupe

YAY! You are gonna have a GREAT TIME. So you’ve decided to enjoy some time exploring Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe? I couldn’t be a bigger fan. The Valle and surrounding communities of San Antonio de las Minas, El Porvenir and Franciso Zarco were once just small farming communities dotted with a few wineries. It has grown into a thriving destination for wine and food lovers in a very short time, attracting thousands of guests each week to the petite and delicious valley. Where to Stay Lodging in the valley region is sparse but growing. With each visit, I see...

Hawaii or Bust via Southwest

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Travel: Island Life Just Got Closer Southwest Airlines, America’s go to discount airline, says ALOHA. Southwest Airlines just began selling flights to Oahu March 17th and has scheduled flights to go on sale for Maui (April 7), Kona (May 12) and soon Kauai too. Southwest’s announcement page for the new Hawaii route details the experience with wifi service, free TV, the most legroom available in their fleet and bigger snack bags. As of now, Southwest states that this fleet route also still includes the Boeing 737 Max 8. Currently, the Boeing 737 Max is grounded across the globe after two...

Staycation: San Diego

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When you live in San Diego, it’s easy to forget that this is where everyone is saving up to visit. Instead of heading out for a quick jaunt out, we decided to stay in… town, that is. We were lucky enough to have an invitation to stay over at the Hotel Republic in Downtown San Diego, just outside of Little Italy. With so many events offered all year long, it was not hard to come up with something to do. 

3 Fave Camping Spots South of the Border in Baja

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Fresh Air & The Great Outdoors Camping in Baja has been “a thing” for a long time but the options have expanded with choices for the adventurous and the delicate alike. Explore one of these experiences; rustic, primitive or glamping within hours of the San Diego, California border. PLAYA SALDAMANDO : Rustic with an ocean view 8 miles north of Ensenada and an hour south of the San Diego border Tent Camping | RV Camping | Day Passes | Trailer Rentals Website  | KM 94 off the toll road to Ensenada Playa Saldamando is located on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific...

Ladies… Need a Spa Day? Alpine is Calling.

Children's Nature Retreat, Spa Day, San Diego

WELLNESS RETREAT IN ALPINE The Children’s Nature Retreat wants to give you a break from the kids by offering up a Ladies’ Spa Day at their Alpine wellness location. Just 45 minutes outside of San Diego, lies a mini paradise created for those looking to enjoy outdoor yoga, massage services, pool lounging, saunas, facials and access to the animal sanctuary. Spa days include a poolside lunch for up to 8 guests every second Tuesday of the month for $280 per guest. Information about the Wellness Center at the Children’s Nature Retreat can be found HERE.   

Adventure Travel | Ride the Baja Divide

Adventure Travel | Ride the Baja Divide

A Baja Adventure for the Outdoorsy Type It’s rocky, sandy, dusty terrain for 2,000 miles. You need to lug 2-3 days worth of food and water at a time on your bicycle and it may take 6 weeks to travel the whole thing but the Baja Divide might just be something you might totally want to add to that adventure travel bucket list. From the sound of it, I’m certain that the trek is NOT meant for the casual Mission Bay Cruiser. This passion project is being pushed by Lael Wilcox and Nick Carman who both have quite the long-haul...


the inn at rancho santa fe ice skating rink

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe has put up a 20 foot tree on the historic front lawn with an ice rink to benefit Father Joe’s Villages. 3 hour skating sessions are $18 for kids 12 and up, $15 for kids 11 and under.  Monday – Sunday 10AM – 9PM PURCHASE TICKETS Fantasy On Ice: Liberty Station has partnered with Rady Children’s Hospital to bring winter to the holidays in Point Loma. Adult-$14, Child-$12, Military-$10 Monday – Sunday 10AM – 10 PM DETAILS HERE Skating By The Sea in Coronado has been a long-time San Diegan favorite for 11 years running. Ice Skating...

A New Urban Getaway | Finca La Divina Opens in Valle de Guadalupe

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an urban getaway A new urban getaway opens just an hour and a half south of the San Diego-Tijuana border. Chef Javier Plasencia has created a slice of paradise in the town of San Antonio de las Minas in the Valle de Guadalupe. This beautiful rustic home is just beginning of the boutique bed-and-breakfast concept which will include eight additional villas in 2016. Valle de Guadalupe has enjoyed quite the growth over the last few years. The area has been attracting more and more visitors discovering the charm of this wine region just east of Ensenada. Several new offerings for accommodations have...

Top 10 Things to Know Before Your Trip to Valle de Guadalupe, Baja

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Valle de Guadalupe: What Are You Waiting For? (updated 4/2018) So for a few years you have been trying to plan a trip to Valle de Guadalupe to sip on the wines and chow down on some of that food that leaves you drooling over the Facebook photos your friends have posted. You are ready to get your mini adventure en route. I have compiled a nice little list of my top 10 easy tips to get your trip together to make it super simple and worry-free. Whether you are going down for a day trip or plan on staying...