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The Best Beer on the West Coast is Creating a Legacy


  Just a few miles from downtown Oceanside, California something is brewing.  It’s the migration of the San Diego microbrewing industry and it’s spreading out all over the Southern part of this awesome state. Yes, home to surfers and military, San Diego has continued a trend from the great Northwest within the beer world and it’s trickled North to Oceanside where Legacy brewing is creating something different. Once a motorcycle… Read More

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A Perfect Day in Oceanside Exploring Art and Surf Culture


I live in San Diego and drive by Oceanside on a regular basis to visit my dad in Dana Point and my mom in Huntington Beach. I’ve lived in Southern California most of my life and I always thought of Oceanside as a military town and where portions of Top Gun was filmed. Recently I began hearing about the many breweries popping up and new restaurants getting rave reviews. I… Read More

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Channel Your Inner Rockstar at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego


Want to channel your inner rockstar? No better place to do it than the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. If you are going to play rockstar for a day it must start with a hearty breakfast and luckily that can be found at Mary Jane’s located in the hotel lobby. Mary Jane’s has a diner feel and offers up comfort food like a ham, cheese & egg sandwich, chicken and… Read More

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Cranberry Bogs, Wild Mushroom Farms and Oysters on the Washington Coast

Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula is situated just 3.5 hours from Seattle or a scenic two hour drive from Portland. The peninsula welcomes those seeking respite so they can reconnect to the sea. All along the region’s 28-mile stretch one can find a range of natural feasts ranging from cranberry bogs, wild mushroom farms, and oysters. Schedule your trip so you arrive in Seaview for lunch and head to the… Read More

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A Perfect Day at the Hotel Del Coronado

  I have two criteria for hotels. For me, one type of hotel is solely meant to serve as a place to sleep—to rest your head until you wake up to start a new day of sightseeing. The second type of hotel is meant to be an experience. The Hotel Del Coronado fits the second category. One of a few wooden Victorian beach resort structures left in the United States, a stay… Read More

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Treat Yourself to a Tasty Bite from America’s Finest City


San Diego is one of the top culinary cities in the nation. Many of the world’s best chefs call America’s Finest City home and Bite San Diego allows tourists and locals alike to satisfy their appetites. With walking tours mapped out all over the city, Bite San Diego pairs culinary hot spots with historical bits of trivia, creating the perfect combination. I had the opportunity to experience the Downtown/Little Italy… Read More

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Sunday Funday Bar Hopping via the San Diego Trolley Tour


Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own town. That was how the idea of taking the San Diego Trolley tour started. It would be a fun day to explore the city I live in with some friends, but I had another idea. What if we bar hopped using the trolley as our mode of transportation! Learn a little more about America’s finest city and check out some… Read More

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Savoring the Southern Oregon Coast


Take a break from Portland’s rainy season and get away from the crowds by trekking down to the Southern Oregon Coast. Set out along a scenic 5-hour drive down Highway 101 passing along some of the state’s ragged and unspoiled coastline. During fall foliage season, consider heading down Highway 38 if you want a drive amidst nature’s rainbow of fall colors. After your drive, stop for lunch at Redfish, a… Read More

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4 Best Burgers in San Diego


The quest for San Diego’s perfect burger has begun! From the casual to the upscale experience, I have rounded up four of my favorite burgers in America’s Finest City.  Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed eating them. Texas Burger at The Waterfront For the back to basics all-American hamburger with a whole lot of flavor and those oh-so-wonderful grilled onions, head to the oldest tavern in town, The… Read More

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