Celebrating Day of the Dead in Old Town San Diego

Dia de los Muertos is an Annual Tradition

Are you familiar with Day of the Dead? Also known as Dia de los Muertos, this long-standing Mexican tradition is two-day celebration held on November 1st and 2nd each year. It is a time to remember and joyously celebrate the dearly departed in a lively, festive way. Families create special altars to honor and remember […]

Turn Patent Art into Gifts, Décor, and More!

Inspired by U.S. Patent Art

Are you looking for a unique gift idea or an interesting focal point for your home or office décor? Patent art – especially older patents – looks great as framed art, on a t-shirt, or on a tote bag! Inspired by art from United States issued patents, there are several sites on the internet that […]

Closer Look at the Pumpkins of Main Street

Disneyland Details for Halloween Time

Halloween Time is here at the Disneyland Resort! For the past several years, Disneyland has been the main feature of the Halloween décor. New this year (2017), Disney California Adventure is also decorated for Halloween Time. Seeing the Happiest Place on Earth all decked out for Halloween is a highlight for many visitors. One of […]

How to Make Caramel Apple Spiced Cider

& Experiencing Autumn in San Diego, CA

Hello Fall! Are you ready for shorter days, cooler temperatures, and autumn colors? Living in southern California the change in seasons is often subtler than in other parts of the country. However, there are still ways to welcome autumn and celebrate the traditions of fall even in sunny San Diego. One of my favorite traditions […]

6 Tips & Top 6 Picks for an Adventure on Route 66

Route 66 Road Trip – Part 6

Route 66 has a way of enchanting its travelers. The historic route is also known as the Main Street of America. After you have traveled on it, you will most likely agree and understand this term of endearment. The charming atmosphere and welcoming vibe of the towns along its path. The character and appeal of […]

How Does Cars Land Compare to the Real Route 66?

Route 66 Road Trip – Part 5

“Won’t you get hip to this timely tip: When you make that California trip Get your kicks on Route Sixty-six.” (Route 66 song by Bobby Troup) Radiator Springs is a fictional town that was created by the team at Disney/Pixar for the 2006 Cars movie. After the success of the original Cars movie, the Disney […]

Sightseeing Texas’ Route 66 Stars

Route 66 Road Trip – Part 4

Fun Fact: Amarillo is the only town in Texas mentioned in the Route 66 song written by Bobby Troup in 1946. On our road trip from California to Kentucky, the next state we traveled through heading east was Texas. As you may recall from Part 1 of this Route 66 series, we followed Route 66 […]

Discovering New Mexico’s Historic Gems

Route 66 Road Trip – Part 3

Fun Fact: Gallup is the only town in New Mexico mentioned in the Route 66 song written by Bobby Troup in 1946. Continuing with our road trip from California to Kentucky, the next state we traveled through heading east was New Mexico. As you may recall from Part 1 of this Route 66 series, we […]

Exploring Arizona’s Roadside Icons

Route 66 Road Trip - Part 2

“…Well, I’m a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see…” (“Take It Easy” by the Eagles) On our road trip from California to Kentucky, the first state we traveled through heading east was Arizona. As you may recall from Part 1 of this Route 66 series, we followed […]

A Train Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles

Featuring Union Station’s 2017 Summer Train Fest

There is something about trains that captivates people of all ages. The clickety-clack of the rails, the whistle blowing, or the steam billowing. Whether they are full-size train engines and cars or detailed scale model train displays, trains fascinate many of us. Los Angeles, California has several places for train lovers to see trains up […]