Surprisingly, I’m not a fan of celebrating Valentine’s Day but, my bf likes it and had made plans for us to go to Julian for the day. He thought I would actually like the town and since I’ve never been before it was a perfect getaway for both of us. Julian is about a 2 hour drive from Orange County. It is a gold mining … Continue reading How We Spent Valentine’s Day at Julian.
Lately, San Diego has been a hot spot to visit for us as it is quite easy to get to and contains a ton of places to see. On our recent visit to Old Town, I was a bit surprised why I’ve never been there before. The place had a history featuring eclectic restaurants, historical sites, colorful shops and an apparent Mexican heritage that made … Continue reading A Few Hours in San Diego, California.
Another day another beach town visited. I arrived late afternoon seeking for a few hours of sunshine at a beach that’s open which I found at Oceanside, CA., a coastal city located in San Diego county. San Diego was among the first counties in California to reopen their beaches, parks, and a few businesses since the “Stay At Home” order was lifted last week. To … Continue reading Visiting Oceanside, CA
Carlsbad has been on my radar for quite some time now yet, never have I ever made it down here for many reasons until now. In just a mere of an hour (ish), I finally made it to downtown Carlsbad where I roamed the beach side to the village area fulfilling my inner Carlsbad itch. Carlsbad Village, the city’s commercial district right off the Pacific … Continue reading A few hours in beachside Carlsbad, CA.
I’ve had my share of views for sunsets and I can tell yeah that watching it from the Sunset Cliffs is a one of a kind experience. I arrived without too much expectations but, it turned out to be more than what I anticipated. My first initial thought was that I would walk along the cliffs and sightsee. Doing so allowed me to peak over … Continue reading Visiting the Sunset Sea Cliffs, San Diego. (Video)
After checking out of my hotel, I walked around Orange Ave. street for a bit. It was near the hotel and thought it was worth exploring. I found out that they actually had quite a few shops and cafès. I took a break and got a latte at 1134 Coffee shop. Orange Ave. has a ton of stores and restaurants to see but, on this … Continue reading Visiting the Skyline & the Gaslamp District, San Diego.
It took me about 2 hours tops to wander around Seaport Village before I decided it was time to check in to my hotel at the Hotel Del Coronado. I arrived around 4pm and the hotel property was full on busy. Entering the hotel required elbowing past tourists and the line to check in was long. Luckily, I was able to bypass all of that … Continue reading Staying in at Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego.
Truth be told, I’ve been to downtown San Diego and in the Coronado area in the past but, I’ve never really seen all of what this city has to offer until now. On this trip, I had time in my hands to dig deep and find what I desired to see that I’ve never done before. Oddly, this was the first time I made a … Continue reading Checking Off Must See Spots in San Diego.
Whenever I can combine work and travel together, sign me up. This year, my work trip brought me to San Diego where I would be spending 4 days staying in at Loews Coronado Hotel and 1 day dinner on a boat. How cool is that? San Diego weather did not disappoint. The sun was as bright as it could be at every angle. It was … Continue reading 4-Day Work Event Bonanza at Loews Coronado in San Diego.