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 […]

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. […]

Fries Inside a Burrito?

Trying a California Burrito for the First Time

Have you ever had a real-life experience where the phrase “You can’t judge a book by its cover” came true? I had one, actually two, recently here in San Diego involving my first taste of a California burrito and a local Mexican restaurant called Pokéz in downtown. It all started when I saw a link […]

Are You Ready to Raise the Anchor and Chart the Course? – Festival of Sail

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William G. T. Shedd Turning points and crossroads. How have these affected your life? It is said that life is a journey so one would expect the road to have turning points and crossroads. Some of these are naturally occurring, such […]

Liberty Station – A Reclaimed Space You’ll Want to Visit Again and Again…

San Diego is known as the “birthplace of California” and has a rich and varied history. There are many locations from the past that have been either renovated or reclaimed and thankfully still surround us today. Of course there are many official historical sites, like Old Town and Mission San Diego that have been preserved […]

Do Classic California Diners Still Exist? Yes! We Found One — 101 Café in Oceanside!

Have you ever been on an outing and then discovered a unique location that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about? This happened to me last week when we were running an errand for my husband’s work in Oceanside, about 30 miles north of San Diego. We were driving on South Coast Highway in Oceanside and […]