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Author Archives: Alexa

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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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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