Do: Explore Downtown San Diego with Kids

Do: Explore Downtown San Diego with Kids

If you’re planning a family vacation to San Diego, you’re probably penciling in trips to the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and/or Legoland. You can balance out the crowds and long lines with some less structured running around and exploring if you book your...

6 Swoon-Worthy, Color-Drenched Ocean Sunsets

Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, the day can end beautifully. –Kristen Butler It’s fitting to celebrate the sun setting on 2017 with a few images of color-drenched sunsets from my travels. The palettes range from bright pastel indigos and...

Do: Bike the Silver Strand, San Diego

I’d heard there was biking on Coronado. I took this as a personal challenge; there’s nothing more I love than than wandering down a new street or trail. There’s a thrill of discovery in experiencing a new piece of the world first-hand, the sounds and...

Explore: Mudflats of the California Wetlands

Red and green pickleweed grows from cappuccino colored mud flats at Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing on the Monterey Bay. At low tide, when the murky green water pulls back to the sea, walk out over that rickety wooden boardwalk traversing an old oyster bed. Look down....

Do: Bike Along the Anchorage Mudflats

Should you ever find yourself in Anchorage, Alaska with a sense of adventure, comfortable shoes, and a few hours to explore, you MUST make your way downtown to one of the many bike rental shops and head out to follow the one-way, 11-mile long Tony Knowles Coastal...
Stay: San Diego’s Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina

Stay: San Diego’s Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina

We definitely recommend San Diego’s Marriott Marquis for a high quality resort-type experience in a downtown convention center hotel. It’s a fine choice as a home base if you’re on vacation with your family; there are lots of things to do and see...