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Switzerland with Dad, Remembering Mom

May 7, 2016

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This is the second part to the “Paris with Dad..” article. Dad and I went to Paris and Switzerland in the summer of 2015 to visit places he and mom had loved – favorite sites, ┬árestaurants, and hotels. ┬áI was there for ten days (five days in Paris and five days in Switzerland) and he […]

Paris with Dad remembering Mom

January 17, 2016

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I aspire to be the world traveler my Dad is. Sure, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to exciting destinations like Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, England, and Switzerland, but Dad has been on around the world trips more than 15 times – he lives to travel! Even now well into retirement, Dad is planning a trip […]

Bite San Diego – gourmet walking food tours

July 29, 2013

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Fun way to explore an area either close to home or for visitors. This three hour walking tour priced at $45 each took us to 6 different delightful restaurants and sweet shops. Not too much walking in between each stop, probably a mile or two total walking. My tour had 12 people, most with LivingSocial […]

Fort Collins, CO – It’s all country & beer

July 23, 2013

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A year ago, when my son Jordan said he was going to move to Fort Collins, CO to go to college, I was sad he was moving so far away. A two-hour plane ride from San Diego and then one hour drive north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to one of my favorite breweries […]

Idyllwild, California – Retreat Haven

July 2, 2013

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Idyllwild is a very popular camp destination – not family tent camping, but organized group camps – church camps, Boy Scouts, yoga, corporate, art, music, just about any kinds of camps you can think of – there are 75 active group camps operating in Idyllwild. Beyond the camps though, there are many people who live […]

Vin De Syrah Spirts and Wine Parlor

May 26, 2013

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Vin De Syrah Spirits and Wine Parlor in its third year now, this unique hidden wine bar is a not to be missed stop when visiting San Diego. In the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, 901 5th Avenue, here you’ll find an upscale boutique fantasy theme which provides excellent conversation for first dates and those […]

My Medifast Diet Experience and French Tarts

March 11, 2013

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This isn’t a travel blog post, or restaurant review, but a food post – about french baking and diets. It all starts with my quest to perfect French baking, in November 2012. I had a burning desire to get these special exquisite desserts mastered in my kitchen -especially French tarts. I believe the passion began […]

San Francisco’s Le Scene – NOW CLOSED

March 5, 2013

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With over 7000 restaurants in San Francisco, it’s easy for a foodie to find a great place to eat. But if you are looking for the “Best Breakfast” then you might have to do some research. Check Yelp, Urban Spoon, Tripadvisor? I searched Yelp, and found a highly rate cafe which appeared to offer just […]

Where the Locals Eat in Tucson

February 7, 2013

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MEXICAN El Molinito Excellent authentic Mexican food in Southern Arizona. There are several dining rooms so you will be quickly seated on any given day or time. Order a pitcher of margaritas to go along with tamales, burritos, and carne asada. You will likely leave with that too full feeling, but know you got your […]

Carlsbad French Bakery Cafe, Casual and Delicious

January 26, 2013

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A busy person need balance – and a place where they can go enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee, read the paper, and take a deep breath. European style bakeries and cafes tend to offer that experience. Have a sweet tooth needing to be satisfied? Craving French style comfort foods like a quiche or ham […]