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 […]

Why We Took an Old School Road Trip

Route 66 Road Trip – Part 1

Most people have heard of America’s Route 66 – the kitschy signs, the quaint tourist traps, the food, the scenic landscapes. Route 66, affectionately named “The Mother Road” by John Steinbeck and commonly known as “America’s Main Street”, has been featured in songs and television shows through the years. We recently went on a road […]

How to See the Safari Park from the Sky!

Balloon Safari at the San Diego Safari Park

Up, up, and away! Magnificent views of safari animals roaming and rolling hills await when you embark on the Balloon Safari at the San Diego Safari Park. The Balloon Safari is an add-on experience that I had a chance to experience in late March on my birthday. Located in the picturesque San Pasqual Valley area […]

How to Enjoy Open-Air Concerts by the San Diego Bay

San Diego Symphony’s 2017 Bayside Summer Nights

While Los Angeles has the Hollywood Bowl for summer nighttime music under the stars, San Diego has its own summer music tradition that should not be missed. Each summer the Embarcadero Marina Park South near the San Diego Convention Center is transformed into an unforgettable venue to enjoy music by the bay. For over 30 […]

Charles Phoenix: Southern Californialand Show!

Celebrating the Architecture of Sun, Fun and Fantasy!

Have you heard of Charles Phoenix? He is known as the “Ambassador of Americana” and is a master storyteller and entertainer. Charles takes great pride in sharing his love of Americana, especially Southern California, and all things vintage and retro. A couple of years ago, I first learned about Charles Phoenix after a friend went […]

Knott’s Boysenberry 2017 Festival

It’s a Berry Good Time!

You know it is springtime when the annual Boysenberry Festival begins at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. This festival runs from April 1 – April 23 in 2017 and is bigger than ever this year. Food – Entertainment – Activities – Shopping…there is something for everyone. It’s a “berry” good time! The boysenberry […]

Top 5 Reasons Why I Shop on Etsy

Arts & Crafts delivered right to your door!

Have you discovered Etsy? It’s been around since 2005 and has over 45 million items for sale. I enjoy shopping on Etsy because it’s like visiting the world’s largest arts and crafts boutique from wherever you have an internet connection. Here are the top 5 reasons why I like to shop on Etsy: Unique and […]

Keep Calm and Love Ladybugs

Spring is on its way…

Where does the time go? It seems like we were just packing up the holiday décor and celebrating the new year…and now it’s already the end of February 2017! Spring is on its way and I’m ready for the longer days and hopefully a more relaxed pace. My current mantra is: Keep Calm and Love […]

Farewell to the Shamu Show

Changes Coming to Sea World San Diego

This weekend we said farewell to the Shamu Show at Sea World San Diego. The One Ocean® show that has been at Sea World since 2011 had its last performance on Sunday, January 8, 2017, marking the end of an era. Starting in summer 2017, the all new “Orca Encounter” will debut, with a new […]