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Susanna’s – Rosarito – Restaurant Review


After spending the morning exploring Las Playas de Tijuana with a few friends, we headed about 20 minutes south to Rosarito Beach for lunch. It’s been years since I’ve visited the seaside town once known as the spot for a wild spring break. My memories of Rosarito include some wild spring break adventures during my days at San Diego State. Additional memories of Rosarito are from when I lived in… Read More

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Malva – Valle de Guadalupe – Restaurant Review

Malva Restaurant in Valle de Gudalupe

If you take a look at Malva’s twitter page and website you will see …… Cocina hecha con ingredientes de la tierra Baja Californiana de la mano de nuestro Chef Roberto Alcocer. Cocina de Baja California por @alcocerroberto, criamos nuestros borregos, cuidamos nuestra huerta y huerto, cocinamos en asador y horno de lena. Translated to english this means:  Cooking made ​​with ingredients from the earth of Baja Californian hand of our Chef… Read More

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Wine Therapy While Exploring Valle de Guadalupe and Ensenada

We crossed the international border from San Diego to Tijuana and chose to drive the toll road (highway Mex1D) for our less than two hour drive to Valle de Guadalupe. The toll road parallels the free road (Mex 1) and is a faster drive but still gives you the same views of the ocean and the picturesque towns. An easy 80 mile drive south, at mile 63 turn left onto… Read More

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Roland’s Trip to Yosemite

Merced River in Wawona inside Yosemite National Park.

Question: Why is Yosemite Worth a Visit? It’s such a natural beautiful place carved out of canyons. There is beautiful wildlife and you get to do amazing hikes. The wildlife I actually saw was coyote and got about four feet away from a deer and about 10 feet away from a wild turkey. I actually tried to catch the turkey but I couldn’t. There are also mountain lions and beers… Read More

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Warner Bros VIP Tour, The Best Hot Dog in Burbank and Where to Meet George Clooney

Warner Bros Studio Museum "Batman Exhibit'.

I have a confession. I’m a huge Pretty Little Liars fan. I’m not sure their target demographic, but I’m pretty sure it’s closer to a high school girl than a 40-something mom. That didn’t stop me from binge watching the first two seasons when I found it a few years ago. It also didn’t stop me from continuing to watch the show each new season! I’m sure Aria, Emily, Hanna,… Read More

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BC Bistro & Cava – Ensenada – Restaurant Review

I love a girls getaway. Even more fun is a mother-daughter getaway. It’s been a while since my mom, aka Penny Williams and I had a fun road trip or a weekend away together. Even better, this long weekend was in Baja California and was centered around wine tasting, food and spa treatments. I’d say that is the recipe for a relaxing and satisfying trip! We stayed at the Hotel Coral and Marina, located at… Read More

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Spruce Street Suspension Footbridge: San Diego Excursion


Roland, his friend Keith and I headed to the Spruce Street Suspension Footbridge a few weeks ago. I had recently heard about it and have been curious to check out this bridge built in 1912. Is also seemed like a great opportunity to play with our new Click Stick “selfie stick”. This bridge is San Diego Historic Site No 116. In total, the city has designated more than 1,000 structures… Read More

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Baja California Perfect Travel Gear List

My must have Mexico gear & gadgets.

I recently headed down to Baja California on a mother-daughter road trip to Ensenada, the Valle de Guadalupe wine region and Tijuana. I was determined to pack light and wanted to share my favorite travel items from the trip! 1. My Bali Backpack by Pelcor. First of all, it’s so cute! The bag is from the SS15 Collection and is made of cork skin with leather details. I love the… Read More

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Palacio Azteca – Tijuana – Restaurant Review

Ravioli with poblano cheese and spinach.

On a recent trip to Baja California I was fortunate to be invited to lunch with a friend Juan Arturo Saldana Angulo who works with Discover Tijuana. I had visited Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe wine region with Penny Williams, my mom and editor for and on our way back to San Diego we met up with Juan who took us on a tour of Tijuana; up into the… Read More

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