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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Shopper’s Paradise in Old Town San Diego

Locally and Family Owned Shops in Old Town

When you visit San Diego’s Old Town, it is like stepping back in time to the early 1800s. A simpler time when Californios were settling small towns, also known as pueblos, and shaping California’s future. From the historic buildings and open central plaza to the charming shops and tasty restaurants, there is something for everyone. […]

E-Ticket Ride – San Diego Style

Patriot Jet Boat Ride on San Diego Bay

Speed Boats on the San Diego Bay – a great way to spend a day! The Patriot Jet Boat is part of the Flagship San Diego fleet and provides a unique and exhilarating way to experience San Diego Bay. If you are a follower of this blog, you may recall that at the beginning of […]

San Diego Zoo 2016 — Centennial Celebration

Get Ready to ROAR!

The San Diego Zoo is celebrating its centennial this year and the festivities officially kick off on Saturday, May 14th with a celebration in Balboa Park. For the rest of 2016, special events are planned at the San Diego Zoo and throughout historic Balboa Park to commemorate the Zoo’s 100th birthday. Here’s a round-up of […]

Serving Up Wonderful Waffles Fit for Royalty

Waffle Spot – San Diego, CA

“Waffles are just pancakes with abs.” – Quote on a drawing in the Royal Art Gallery at Waffle Spot, San Diego. In the heart of Mission Valley, Hotel Circle parallels the Interstate 8 Highway in the center of San Diego. The 8 Freeway, as the locals call it, runs west to east from Ocean Beach […]