31 08, 2016

5 Places to Get the Best Brunch in Brooklyn

2017-05-01T04:52:52+00:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

 5 Places to Get the Best Brunch in Brooklyn by Helen Nichols | well-beingsecrets.com  Brunch in Brooklyn is a SERIOUS business to any true Brooklynite, so choosing the right spot for your dining experience is key. Luckily, I’ve been exploring the Brooklyn brunch scene for a while now and I can give you few valuable tips. Here [...]

10 02, 2016

10 of the Coolest Things to Do in San Diego

2017-04-14T14:35:51+00:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, Favorites, USA|0 Comments

10 of the Coolest Things to Do in San Diego Whether you're a visitor or a local, I recommend that you go to the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, and one (or more) of our awesome beaches. But, afterwards, I encourage you to veer off the beaten path. Here is my first list of 10 of the coolest things to [...]

6 01, 2015

Best Adventurous Motorcycle Roads in the US

2018-05-31T04:44:58+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: |0 Comments

Best Adventurous Motorcycle Roads in the US by Kiara Wilson | Motorcycle House There’s a wide range of motorcycle roads in the US, from beach view routes, snow-peaked mountains, and open farm country to small towns and big cities. You name it! If you're a riding enthusiast, there is so much in store for you in [...]

28 12, 2014

GLAMPING IN MALIBU: Murray Shares His Airstream

2018-03-30T04:20:14+00:00December 28th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, Favorites, USA|Tags: , , |0 Comments

GLAMPING IN MALIBU: Murray Shares His Airstream My teenage girl and I were long overdue for a mom-daughter wander. She "requested" two simple things—a beach and no hostels. I insisted on two equally simple things—no airplanes and unique accommodations. With help from the internet, we narrowed it down to two destinations—Santa Barbara or Malibu. Toss a coin? [...]

16 12, 2014

HIKING SAN DIEGO: Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

2017-10-06T06:14:19+00:00December 16th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, USA|Tags: |6 Comments

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve LOCATION:  Intersection of Camino del Sur & Park Village Road MAP + INFO:  LOS PENASQUITOS CANYON PRESERVEPARKING: Free lot LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours My expectations were pretty low for a hike smack in the middle of suburbia. This was one of those times when I happily embraced my wrongness. The [...]

1 12, 2014

HIKING SAN DIEGO: Torrey Pines State Park

2017-10-06T06:18:53+00:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, USA|Tags: |0 Comments

HIKING SAN DIEGO: Torrey Pines State Park LOCATION: Off Camino Del Mar, Del Mar MAP + INFO: TORREY PINES STATE PARK PARKING: Paid lot near the trailhead; costs up to $15 LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 1-2 hours The 2,000 acre Torrey Pines State Park ("natural reserve" to be exact) is home to five trails meandering [...]

18 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO HIKES: Elfin Forest Reserve

2017-10-06T06:19:08+00:00November 18th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, USA|Tags: |5 Comments

SAN DIEGO HIKES Elfin Forest Reserve LOCATION:  8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, CA 92029 MAP + INFO:  Elfin Forest Reserve PARKING: Free [in parking lot or on Harmony Grove Road] LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate to difficult APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 2-4 hours Elfin Forest Reserve is home to 11 miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails, [...]

9 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO HIKES: Fortuna Mountain

2017-10-06T06:19:22+00:00November 9th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, USA|Tags: |0 Comments

SAN DIEGO HIKES Fortuna Mountain LOCATION: Near intersection of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. + Rueda Drive MAP + INFO: Fortuna Mountain PARKING: Free lot or street parking near the trailhead LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate to difficult APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 3-4 hours Mere minutes after exiting one of San Diego's busiest interstates, you'll hit the end of one of the city's [...]

28 08, 2014

CALIFORNIA: Tree Camping in Elk

2017-04-14T14:35:55+00:00August 28th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: |1 Comment

Tree Camping in Elk, California 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 me after [...]

16 07, 2014

Backpacking at Chickenfoot Lake in Little Lakes Valley

2017-12-04T06:08:37+00:00July 16th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , , |4 Comments

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