2 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO HIKES: Hollenbeck Canyon Hike

2018-08-28T05:25:30+00:00November 2nd, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors|2 Comments

Hollenbeck Canyon Hike LOCATION: Near intersection of Campo Rd & Honey Springs Rd, Jamul MAP + INFO: Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area PARKING: Small (free) dirt lot near the trailhead LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy to moderate APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 2-3 hours Who doesn’t love towering majestic oak trees and meadows? Not only does the 3,200-acre Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area have them, [...]

27 09, 2014

SAN DIEGO: Central San Diego Beaches

2018-08-28T23:05:51+00:00September 27th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, The Great Outdoors, USA|0 Comments

An Overview of Central San Diego Beaches Beaches are a lot like people. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some have zero personality, while others completely captivate your attention. San Diego beaches are as eclectic as its people. Do you prefer the sound of Navy jets or barking sea lions? A bonfire or beach [...]

9 09, 2014

SAN DIEGO: Best Fish Tacos in San Diego

2018-08-28T05:39:06+00:00September 9th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations|0 Comments

Where to Get the Best Fish Tacos in San Diego In the words of the (in)famous public speaker, Dan Quayle, "If you give a person a fish, they’ll fish for a day. But if you train a person to fish, they’ll fish for a lifetime.” And I say, if you’re really lucky, somebody will make you [...]

4 09, 2014

SAN DIEGO: Historic Village Theater in Coronado

2018-08-29T05:50:37+00:00September 4th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations|0 Comments

The Historic Village Theater in Coronado In 2000, the Grinch didn't just steal Christmas. After serving as the stage for 63 years of cinematic and personal memories, the Village Theater in Coronado abruptly closed its doors. But, unbeknownst to island residents, the action continued behind the scenes... Almost immediately after it closed, Lance Alspaugh of Vintage [...]

3 09, 2014

SAN DIEGO: NoLi Art and Design District

2018-08-29T05:56:36+00:00September 3rd, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations|0 Comments

NoLi Art and Design District Are you the kind of tourist who likes to hang with the locals? Or, maybe a curious San Diegan looking to explore one of our city's more unique spots? If so, then you'll definitely want to head to the NoLi Art and Design District. The beaten path folks tend to miss North [...]

28 08, 2014

CALIFORNIA: Tree Camping in Elk

2018-08-25T23:49:24+00:00August 28th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, The Great Outdoors, USA|1 Comment

Bucket List Idea: Tree Camping in Elk Every so often, something comes across my Facebook newsfeed or through my Inbox that is worthy of a shout out. Tree camping in Elk is worth a loud one. Not only is this off-the-beaten path, where I try to be, it's not even on a path. Nature started beckoning [...]

16 07, 2014

CALIFORNIA: Backpacking at Chickenfoot Lake (Little Lakes Valley)

2020-02-06T03:52:44+00:00July 16th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, The Great Outdoors, USA|4 Comments

Backpacking at Chickenfoot Lake (Little Lakes Valley, California) At 47, I was still a backpacking virgin. I was both excited and apprehensive about my first backpacking trip to Chickenfoot Lake in Little Lakes Valley, California. My guide, who doubled as my boyfriend, was a very brave man. Although I had trailer camped with the masses numerous times, I [...]

2 07, 2014

Underground Dining in Supper Clubs or Guestaurants

2018-08-30T05:10:40+00:00July 2nd, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

Have You Ever Dined Underground at Supper Clubs? There are so many places to wander—to a country or city you've not yet been, to vibrant neighborhoods in your favorite metropolis, to the kitchens of total strangers in your own home town. That's right—a stranger's kitchen. It's easier than you think thanks to the super cool concept of underground dining, [...]

7 03, 2014

SAN DIEGO: Best Irish Pubs in San Diego

2018-08-31T05:58:20+00:00March 7th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations|0 Comments

Best Irish Pubs in San Diego If you’re thirsting for some ice cold Guiness (AKA the “Black Stuff”) or wanting to hang with some football fanatics, it’s a “public house” you’re looking for. And, we all know, the Irish kick pub arse. Being the philanthropic wanderer that I am, I decided to seek out the best Irish pubs in [...]

4 06, 2013

MEXICO: Solo Travel to Cabo San Lucas

2018-09-25T18:26:31+00:00June 4th, 2013|Categories: Destinations, Mexico & Central America|Tags: |0 Comments

One Woman Dares to Solo Travel to Cabo San Lucas UPDATE: Based on increased violence resulting in Los Cabos being ranked as the most dangerous city in the world, I am no longer comfortable recommending anyone travel there—let alone a solo woman traveler. There are SO many other more wonderful and much safer destinations to [...]

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