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Grape  Expectations: Welcome to Sonoma Valley Wine Country

Grape Expectations: Welcome to Sonoma Valley Wine Country

There are many fantasy tours plotted and experienced by wine lovers the world over. Fanciful notions realized can take many shapes and find…

Parks Around The Area: Throwing Dog Lovers a Bone

Parks Around The Area: Throwing Dog Lovers a Bone

Some people just cannot stand to be away from their best friends for longer than a few hours. The bond between canines and humans has been t…

California Cool: Wining and Dining in Napa Valley

California Cool: Wining and Dining in Napa Valley

Everyone knows that if you want a great Po’boy sandwich, just slide into a booth at any eatery in the great city of New Orleans. Deep dish p…

A Basket, a Blanket and Thou: Picknicking in Napa Valley

A Basket, a Blanket and Thou: Picknicking in Napa Valley

Whether they’re visiting Toledo or touring Timbuktu, there are all kinds of wanderlust among world travelers. Some seekers trek deep into th…

Northern California’s Best Drives & Photo Ops

Northern California’s Best Drives & Photo Ops

Northern California is home to some of the most scenic drives on earth. Whether cruising along the Pacific Coast, winding through wine count…

Time to Relax: Unwinding in La Mesa’s Wonderful Parks

Time to Relax: Unwinding in La Mesa’s Wonderful Parks

A lot has changed in the 150 years since the Sand Diego-area city of La Mesa was first founded. The land itself was previously used by Spani…

Benvenuto,  La Notte: Little Italy’s Vibrant Nightlife

Benvenuto, La Notte: Little Italy’s Vibrant Nightlife

Ciao, amici! After a fun day in the sun at the beach or in the park, San Diego’s Little Italy is the perfect place for a nightcap. The neigh…

Sun, Spray and Good Times in Pacific Beach

Sun, Spray and Good Times in Pacific Beach

Some people might say they dream of living in a beach community where the party never stops. But in Pacific Beach, visitors and residents ma…

San Diego Traditions: Checking into Old Town

San Diego Traditions: Checking into Old Town

When we think of modern San Diego’s long history, it is undeniable that it all began in Old Town. This is the spot that the very first Spani…

Seafaring San Diego: Water Activities in the Point Loma Area

Seafaring San Diego: Water Activities in the Point Loma Area

If you look at a map of the area just north of Coronado Island, you can trace a sort of triangle between Mission Hills, Pacific Beach and Po…

Shine On: SoCal’s Amazing Weather

Shine On: SoCal’s Amazing Weather

If you have any friends who moved from places with cold winters to the sun-kissed counties of Southern California, you may catch them postin…

Breaking Mews: Moving with Your Pet Doesn’t Have to Be Ruff

Breaking Mews: Moving with Your Pet Doesn’t Have to Be Ruff

There are lots of things in life we prepare for. First dates, exams, weddings, Sunday trips to visit Aunt Dorothy... And moving. It’s been…

A Tranquil Tech Transformation in San Diego’s North County

A Tranquil Tech Transformation in San Diego’s North County

When it comes to predicting the next big real estate market, huge press announcements come into the equation with huge hi-tech companies oft…

Where to Go, What to Know North County Dining

Where to Go, What to Know North County Dining

The area in San Diego County north of the city – appropriately known as “North County” – is dotted with great towns, gorgeous beaches, a the…

Rancho Santa Fe History: Nearly Two Centuries of SoCal Serenity

Rancho Santa Fe History: Nearly Two Centuries of SoCal Serenity

For anyone who has studied California’s storied past – especially in the southern reaches of the state – it’s pretty unsurprising to conside…

So Many Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

So Many Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

There’s no denying the attraction of the ocean in Carlsbad. After all, it rests right on the ocean as attested by everything from the surfin…

Looking Back: The Rich History of Encinitas and Solana Beach

Looking Back: The Rich History of Encinitas and Solana Beach

In the early 1880s, St. Louis resident Edward Hammond heard rumors about great farm-ing and a booming population in a place on the Californi…

An Ocean Gem: La Jolla’s Impeccable Coast

An Ocean Gem: La Jolla’s Impeccable Coast

Arriving in the Village of La Jolla – the water-hugging neighborhood in the city of the same name – is nothing short of magical. The gentle…

Shopping in Encinitas and Solana Beach

Shopping in Encinitas and Solana Beach

The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is the nation’s largest mall. More than 500 stores and a theme park are inside.

A Table with a View

A Table with a View

In 1882, a New York businessman named Theodore Loop traveled to Southern California to build a railroad from Los Angeles to San Diego. The t…

Carlsbad and San Marcos’

Carlsbad and San Marcos’

Every place in the world has its own local history, which helps explain what made it what it is. Legend has it that Rome was founded by twin…

Take the Helm: Sailing in San Diego and Coronado

Take the Helm: Sailing in San Diego and Coronado

In case you haven’t noticed by now, San Diego is a serious watersports town! If the legions of surfers didn’t give it away, just take a casu…

Family Time in La Mesa

Family Time in La Mesa

Folks raising families can often find themselves at their wits’ end when trying to manage their adult lives while making sure that the kids…

After Hours Big Island Style

After Hours Big Island Style

Start with a piece of land about the size of Connecticut. Now dip it in crystal clear ocean with coral reefs that are just bursting with und…

Eating Big Hawaii’s Enticing Foodie Scene

Eating Big Hawaii’s Enticing Foodie Scene

What we call the state of Hawai`i is actually a series of islands. In total, the archipelago has 137 islands when you count even the smalles…

Only on Foot: See Hawaii’s Big Island the Right Way

Only on Foot: See Hawaii’s Big Island the Right Way

Hardcore hikers like to brag about where they’ve left their footprints. Patagonia, Chile. The Inca Trail in Peru. The Grand Canyon, rim to r…

Catch the Wave: Surf Culture on the Big Island

Catch the Wave: Surf Culture on the Big Island

Never forget: surfing was literally invented in Hawai`i. Centuries ago, it was a sport of the kings of the archipelago. Nowadays, there is n…

Wine A Little Laugh a Lot in San Diego

Wine A Little Laugh a Lot in San Diego

Mention that there are vineyards and wineries in San Diego County, and you might be met with some blank stares. For one thing, San Diego is…

On Moving:  Pack Like a Boss, Move Like a Coach

On Moving: Pack Like a Boss, Move Like a Coach

Okay, let’s play a game. It’s called “What would you rather do?” Three options: 1. Take a month or two to tour the grand capitals of Euro…

Neigh Kidding! The Huge Horse Culture in Rancho Santa Fe

Neigh Kidding! The Huge Horse Culture in Rancho Santa Fe

Before automobiles became commonplace, horses were the primary mode of transportation everywhere from Central Asia to Europe and of course –…

Stunning Scenery at Your Doorstep: Parks to Visit in Del Mar & Carmel Valley

Stunning Scenery at Your Doorstep: Parks to Visit in Del Mar & Carmel Valley

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

At One with the Wilderness

At One with the Wilderness

Most people would agree that San Diego County has one of the most spectacular coastlines in all of California.

The Only Way to Swing: Rancho Santa Fe Area Golfing

The Only Way to Swing: Rancho Santa Fe Area Golfing

Way back in 1502, there was no way for King James IV of Scotland to know that lifting a ban on a peculiarly popular game would change the wo…

Explore Kaua’i By Region

Explore Kaua’i By Region

Can you name the five boroughs of New York City? The arrondissements of Paris? Maybe a few Canadian or Australian provinces?

The Road Less Traveled Hiking on Kaua`i

The Road Less Traveled Hiking on Kaua`i

Every islander and mariner knows that no two islands are created equal.

Hanapepe Art Night

Hanapepe Art Night

Every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the quaint town of Hanapepe on Kaua`i’s west side hosts an event that’s extremely popular with kam…

Life Is Better at the Beach: Exploring Kaua'i's Spectacular Coastline

Life Is Better at the Beach: Exploring Kaua'i's Spectacular Coastline

For a group of islands that comprise a miniscule two-tenths of a percent of the Earth’s total landmass, people sure do talk a lot about Hawa…

 The Real Side of Hawai`i: Far from the Crowds

The Real Side of Hawai`i: Far from the Crowds

Did you know that each of the Hawaiian Islands has a nickname? It’s true. In addition to their proper names – O`ahu, Hawai`i, Maui, Moloka`i…

Friendly Frontiers: An Island with a Small-Town Vibe

Friendly Frontiers: An Island with a Small-Town Vibe

The phrase “I’m going to Hawai`i” can be met with various responses… “Send me lots of pictures!” says a close friend. “How nice,” says a po…

Conservation on Kaua`i

Conservation on Kaua`i

The Impact of Invasive Species The Aloha Spirit permeates every corner of life in Hawai`i. You probably noticed it from the minute you ar…

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