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Travel: The San Diego County Fair

If you’re headed to Southern California this summer, I have an activity to add to your itinerary. 😉  I grew up going to the Del Mar Fair (now re-named the San Diego County Fair…ugh) and it is always a favorite summer activity for me.  I love the fair for the pictures, sights, sounds and smells, and … Read more

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Traveling: Things to do: Granville Island Vancouver, Canada

Granville Island Vancouver was a fun spot to visit last time we were in Canada.  It reminded a little of Seaport Village in San Diego and Pike’s Place Market in Seattle.  You know I love a good market! 😉  We lucked out and it was a beautiful day, so we had incredible views of the … Read more

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Visit Beautiful Canada: Stay at the Fairmont Empress Hotel

Victoria, BC: This beautiful, sleepy island is home to a true Canadian landmark, The Fairmont Empress Hotel.  I visited here when I was a child, and had memories of walking into the grand building and eating at its fancy restaurant.  When we planned a tour of British Colombia for a family vacation, I couldn’t imagine … Read more

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Travel: Destination Phoenix: Where to Stay

With the world’s attention focused on Arizona today on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought that would be a perfect excuse to highlight “The Grand Canyon State” as our February vacation spot.  There’s a reason most of the MLB teams have their Spring Training facilities here, and that’s because February and March are the perfect times … Read more

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Restaurants: Vancouver: The Flying Pig

On our trip to the Pacific Northwest earlier this year, we spent a few days in Vancouver Canada.  What a beautiful city!  It reminded me of a nice mix of San Francisco and New York.  Our first night in town we were looking for a place to eat dinner.  We have a strict rule when … Read more

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