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Five Tips for Spending a Day at the USS Midway!

  • February 19, 2018
USS Midway

The Midway is a top destination for visitors to San Diego and for good reason!  We recently took our kids to visit the historic ship and they absolutely loved it. Even if you’re not into jets or aircraft carriers, exploring this giant ship is fascinating. From the food preparation to feed a “city on a ship” to the cramped living quarters, to the belly of the ship where thousands of…

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Activities

A Day at the Cabrillo Tidepools in San Diego

  • January 15, 2018

The Cabrillo National Monument at the point of Point Loma in San Diego is a fantastic place to visit for some great history, unbeatable views and easy hiking. In addition to the museum and lighthouse, the area also has one of the best-protected and accessible rocky “intertidal” tidepool areas (which means, the unique ecosystem that lies between the high and low tides) in southern California. They are stunning! We took the…

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Eat & Drink

Urban Wineries — Winemaking in the City

  • July 17, 2017
enjoying an urban winery

If you love wine this post is for you. Today I’m writing about a new trend popping up in cities — Urban Wineries. Living in California, I’ve been fortunate to visit most of the state’s wine growing regions. I love visiting vineyards nestled among hills of green grape vines. But getting to these locations requires planning and sometimes some significant travel. For those of us who are not near a…

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Activities Destinations

Experience San Diego from A to Z

  • July 11, 2017
San Diego

There is so much to do in San Diego. This post is an A to Z of San Diego and takes you from South county to North, it has eating and drinking, historical sites, activities and more.  Check out the below for 26 ideas of things to do, from A to Z.  Look out for more posts in subsequent weeks as I dive further into San Diego destinations. AleSmith  My husband will…

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Travel

Encinitas, California — Beach Camping

  • April 9, 2017
encinitas beaches

If you want a gorgeous ocean view for less than $50 a night, you are in luck. Encinitas’ San Elijo Campground has it all, access to beautiful beaches, great walkable areas to eat and drink and more but it also has the 101 vehicle and foot traffic and the roar of the train passing by at nearly all hours. So is it worth it? I’ll break down the pros and…

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