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Author Archives: Alexa

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego #FindtheFender Scavenger Hunt

San Diego Hard Rock Find the Fender

On Saturday, April 25, in honor of International Guitar Month in April, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is once again offering four local, aspiring Jimi Hendrix’ the chance to win a free Fender® guitar with its popular #FindTheFender scavenger hunt through the city’s Gaslamp Quarter. The contest debuted last year, and four social media-savvy local music fans scrambled around the Gaslamp, eventually walking away with their own brand new axes. 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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5 Safety Tips For Women Traveling Alone

A Few Precautions Help Reduce Risks So You Can Focus On Fun Perhaps more than ever, women are willing to ditch their traveling companions and go solo when it comes time to hit the road and see the world. A survey by Small Luxury Hotels of the World revealed that between 2011 and 2012 there was a 53 percent increase in the demand for rooms by women traveling alone. The London Daily Mail… Read More

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Twitter Contest: Win a 3 Night Stay at Hotel Coral and Marina

Win a getaway for two, including a three-night stay in an oceanfront deluxe suite, three winery tours with transportation and breakfast for two people daily at Hotel Coral and Marina located in Ensenada, Mexico.  Just share your #CoralExperience on Twitter to win a stay at Ensenada’s premier full-service luxury resort and marina.   To enter the contest, residents of the U.S. and Mexico need to follow @HotelCoralBC on Twitter, send a tweet about their Coral… Read More

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10 Reasons to Visit Pismo Beach this Winter!


  Here a just a few of the reasons winter is still “prime time” to visit Pismo Beach: 1. Monarch Butterfly Grove – November through February Each year thousands of vibrant Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters.  From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in a grove of Eucalyptus trees at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove, just 3 minutes from downtown…. Read More

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52 Reasons to Visit Italy

Italy has so much to offer. I was fortunate enough to be able to go on a 21-day trip to Italy. Starting in Sicily and moving all the way up the boot to Milan, there was so much to experience. The culture and history are palpable no matter where you are in the country. Whether you want to visit the beach towns or soak in all the Roman history, there’s… Read More

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