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Legoland California Hotel

April 28, 2013


Like Legos? A kid at heart? Then go experience Legoland’s newest brick structure which opened for business in April 2013 – the official Legoland California hotel. You will feel like a eight year old again when staying in one of the theme rooms: Pirate, Adventure, and Kingdom.  Each of the 250 rooms have bunkbeds and […]

Catalina Island

April 25, 2013


The best way to see Catalina Island is in a golf cart. They rent by the hour – we carted around for two, up and down the hills for amazing panoramic views.

Travel Photography Tips

April 21, 2013


Today I had the opportunity to get tips on taking better travel photos from professional photographers Bob Krist and Ralph Lee Hopkins. The National Geographic Traveler Photography Seminar, although not hands on, it was packed with useful tips for amateurs to professionals wanting to gain new perspectives for their craft. Within the Joan B. Kroc […]

Yosemite – Majestic and Peaceful

April 18, 2013


What do you do when you need to reset your life and put things in perspective? Immerse yourself in Nature! I took this trip to Yosemite last November with my two teenage boys, when the crowds were minimal and the snow was still on the ground. We all really needed this trip! My divorce was […]

Packing Shoes for a Trip

April 15, 2013


What’s the golden rule for how many shoes to bring on a trip? I surveyed my friends and they tell me they bring between three and eight pairs of shoes. Ok, I was the person who brought eight pairs of shoes on a trip – a four day Las Vegas trip! It is so not […]

The Flower Fields – Carlsbad, California

April 8, 2013


It’s officially springtime, and that means the Carlsbad Ranch Flower Fields are in full bloom. A working ranch for more than 60 years, this world-famous attraction on the sunny coast of north San Diego county, is open seven days a week (9am to 6pm).  While you can see the flowers from the freeway, nearby streets, […]

The Beach House – Cardiff By The Sea NOW CLOSED

April 5, 2013


Update – in Feb 2014 the Beach House closed for business. The VIEW is amazing! The service and food are excellent! The heat lamps crank out the heat on the patio! Tip: Arrive before 6:30pm and you will be in time for sunset specials, and to catch the sunset. Most items on the Sunset Specials […]

Parking in Big Cities

April 3, 2013


I really can’t understand what the purpose is of paying for parking on the street in a big city to go shop or eat or work? Don’t I already pay for street improvements with the taxes I pay? Don’t they want me to go shop and eat and spending money in their city? Imagine the […]