San Diego

Balboa Park in Photos

January 11, 2012

If you’re looking for culture in San Diego, California, chances are good you’ll find yourself at Balboa Park eventually. This 1200-acre park is home to several performing arts organizations, museums, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, and an artists’ community. I only had an afternoon there–just enough time to skim the surface, but not enough to […]

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6 Reasons to Visit Seaport Village

January 4, 2012

Depending on the type of traveler you are, your stay in San Diego may or may not include Seaport Village. If you are the type of traveler who runs from tourist traps where you’re likely to spend money, Seaport Village is probably not the place for you. It was definitely the place for me, though. […]

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Touring The USS Midway

December 27, 2011

As of the end of 2011, all remaining US troops in Iraq will have been brought home. (If only the same were true of our troops in Afghanistan.) Remember the old slogan for Navy recruiters that went “Join the Navy, see the world?” Yeah, well, the men and women of our military branches get to […]

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Sloppy Joey’s: Not Sloppy At All

December 9, 2011
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If there’s one thing I really love when I travel, it’s being pleasantly surprised. (Better than the other way around, don’t you think?) I had a morning like that in San Diego. I knew I wanted to spend the morning touring around the Gaslamp Quarter, and I wanted to try breakfast somewhere outside my hotel. […]

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Hotel Review: The Manchester Grand Hyatt

November 16, 2011

In 48 Hours in San Diego, I mentioned that the smartest thing I did in San Diego was to stay at a centrally-located hotel near the waterfront and the Gaslamp Quarter, which made getting around to the tourist locations I wanted to see much easier. Better yet, I was hosted by The Manchester Grand Hyatt, […]

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48 Hours in San Diego

November 1, 2011

How much can you really do in 48 hours in San Diego? It depends on your energy levels, your interests, whether or not you rent a car, and whether or not you need to sleep. I spent almost exactly 48 hours in San Diego in September. About 16 of those hours were spent sleeping, so […]

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