Stranger In This Town


Happy Friday, friends! It’s an absolutely gorgeous day in San Diego – bright, warm sunshine mingled with an ever-so-slight crispness in the air that makes everything feel so fresh. It’s the kind of weather that makes me so happy. The other reason I’m happy is that 2015 is shaping up to be one AWESOME year on the travel front: I’ve got a few trips planned so far (Iceland, Ireland, and London to… Read More

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California This Victorian landmark is a staple on the Coronado Island skyline – extravagant, luxurious, and rumored to be haunted, the “Hotel Del” is as famous as it is beautiful.

Southern California isn’t known for having particularly beautiful Autumns; the crisp, cool air and the vibrant colors of changing leaves are native to more easterly locations in the U.S. SoCal’s warm, dry climate tends to yield more board-short Santas and Indian summers, instead of the cozy images seen elsewhere. But, there are some corners of the region that follow a more “traditional” seasonal path, and the little mountain town of Julian is… Read More