best_whale_watching_california_blue_whale_tail

We Saw Five Blue Whales!

best_whale_watching_california_blue_whale_tail

This summer I found a fantastic outing with Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari. I love the idea of this trip for several reasons; they have been recognized for their whale rescue efforts and have produced an award winning documentary and a great book on the subject, the tours are small in size and they take daily trips off the coast of Dana Point, California, where there are more blue whales and dolphins than Read More

san diego estancia la jolla luxury hotel lounge seating

Spanish Hacienda Luxury Hotel in La Jolla, California

san diego estancia la jolla luxury hotel lounge seating

Spanish Hacienda style luxury hotel & spa, La Estancia La Jolla is nestled atop the coastline bluffs of La Jolla, California. I read about their gardens in several magazines so I had to check out the sprawling 10 acre property. I could try to describe the relaxing, colorful and quiet hotel grounds, but instead I'll show you.... (see below for discounts). How to Get a Discounted Rate at La Estancia La Jolla La Read More

Julian Famous Apple Pie Local Fruits Best in Town San Diego Travel Destination

World Famous Apple Pie – Weekend in Julian, CA

Julian Famous Apple Pie Local Fruits Best in Town San Diego Travel Destination

  Julian is a little town in the mountains about an hour from San Diego, California. It is especially picturesque if you are lucky enough to get a bit of snow, pretty common in the winter season. Actually, Julian has become a very popular getaway destination, one reason being that they have four distinct seasons. Julian was a gold mining town in the 19th century. It's actually a registered California Historical Landmark. Read More

PoliteProvisions_04

Pre-Prohibition Cocktails with a West Coast Twist

PoliteProvisions_04

  I was recently drawn to a cocktail bar in San Diego, California called Polite Provisions, who call themselves 'Manufacturers of Local Tonics, Elixirs and Cures'. Alcohol certainly has a long history of therapeutic or medicinal function, to varying degrees. In the Middle Ages, drinking distilled spirits flavored with juniper berries was thought to protect people from the mysterious and deadly plagues and was widely Read More