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Aug 28, 2007, 12:19 AMIf you are visiting San DiegoSan DiegoRecommendation
If you are travelling to San Diego or Ocean Beach and don't know how to get around or need help finding places, or just want some suggestions,
Aug 22, 2007, 12:18 AMThinking about moving to San Diego?San DiegoRecommendation
First of all, if you're looking to relocate to San Diego permanently and buy and home and the whole nine yards, be forewarned that it's expensive. If you want to own and...   Read More
May 04, 2007, 04:34 AMA Weekend In San FranciscoSan FranciscoGeneral
Includes 8 photo(s)
We flew into the city on a Friday night from San Diego. It's a quick flight, and then after a 20 minute shuttle ride
Feb 05, 2007, 11:45 PMPrincess Cruise - Venice to Rome, NaplesNaplesJournal Entry
Well, our last port was a bummer. We were supposed to be in
Feb 03, 2007, 10:40 PMPrincess Cruise - Venice to Rome, Rhodes - RhodesRhodesJournal Entry
Rhodes was probably the cleanest of all the cities we saw. We spent most of the afternoon in the old city, which was another walled city. It was beautiful, but I got th...   Read More
Dec 05, 2006, 01:05 AMPrincess Cruise - Venice to Rome, KusadasiKusadasiJournal Entry
Oct 12, 2006 Today we hit another city, and a new country, and even a new continent! Kusadasi is a port city in the western part of Turkey, and also the gateway to th...   Read More
Nov 28, 2006, 01:39 AMPrincess Cruise - Venice to Rome, AthensAthensJournal Entry
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Nov 24, 2006, 09:05 PMPrincess Cruise - Venice to Rome, MykonosMykonosJournal Entry
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Nov 13, 2006, 12:50 AMPrincess Cruise - Venice to Rome, KatakalonJournal Entry
Includes 1 photo(s)
Oct 9, 2006 Today we ported at Katakalon, which is a very small port town in Western Peloponnesus in Greece. The town is quite small, and essentially consists of one ...   Read More
Nov 07, 2006, 01:10 AMPrincess Cruise - Venice to Rome, CorfuJournal Entry
Corfu is a little island northwest of the Greek mainlain, and west of Albania. Our ship docked about 2 miles from the old city center, but today we opted for a walk rathe...   Read More
Nov 05, 2006, 09:04 PMPrincess Cruise - Venice to Rome, DubrovnikJournal Entry
Oct 7, 2006 Today the boat didn't dock, rather it anchored off the coast, and we to the tender ships to the shore where we again got suckered by Princess to pay 10 Eur...   Read More
Nov 04, 2006, 08:57 PMPrincess Cruise - Venice to Rome, Morning in Venice, Day at SeaEuropeJournal Entry
Our ship was scheduled to leave Venice at 1PM, so we set our alarm for 7AM since we wanted to get some time in Venice before departing. We had thought about walking from...   Read More
Oct 28, 2006, 11:28 AMGreat Hotel in Trastevere areaHotel Santa MariaReview/Rating
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights during our honeymoon, and it was great. To be honest, we didn't spend a whole lot of time at the hotel, since we were out explorin...   Read More
Oct 21, 2006, 07:11 PMPrincess Cruise - Venice to Rome, Getting to VeniceEuropeJournal Entry
Oct 5, 2006 My wife and I left San Diego at 9:00 AM yesterday, heading for Atlanta first, then from there to Paris, then on to Venice, where our 12 day Princess cruise...   Read More
Jun 13, 2006, 04:47 PMMemorial Day Weekend in Las VegasLas VegasGeneral
Includes 1 photo(s)
I spent this past weekend in Vegas. Rather than fly, We opted to drive out from San Diego. To try to avoid some of the holiday traffic, we didn't leave until Saturday mor...   Read More
Mar 28, 2006, 12:45 AMAnza Borrego Mud CavesAnza-Borrego Desert State ParkJournal Entry
Includes 11 photo(s)
We had recently heard of the mud caves out in the Anza Borrego desert, so today we decided to go find some, and do some exploring. Using "Afoot and Afield in San Diego C...   Read More
Jun 22, 2005, 06:36 PMMy recent trip to New YorkNew York CityJournal Entry
My fiance and I recently had a great trip to New York City. We took the Metro North train from Read More
Jun 22, 2005, 01:24 PMToo ExpensiveMaxies DeliRecommendation
I went into this place seeing that it was a deli, thinking I'd grab a cheap bite to eat. However, nothing about this place is cheap. A grilled chicken salad was $22. T...   Read More
Jun 22, 2005, 01:22 PMEating in ManhattanManhattanRecommendation
My recommendation is to stay away from the fancy sit down restaurants and go to the smaller deli's. Unless you are wanting to spend a lot of money and get waited on, you...   Read More
Jun 22, 2005, 01:19 PMOne night at the Edison HotelEdison HotelRecommendation
The Edison Hotel is in a great location. It is certainly not a 5 star hotel, but for a comfortable and secure place to sleep, with a great location, you can't go wrong. ...   Read More
May 22, 2005, 11:11 PMFirst visit to Cabrillo MonumentCabrillo MonumentJournal Entry
Includes 9 photo(s)
I went to Cabrillo Monument yesterday for the first time. It was a perfect day and the views were awesome!
May 17, 2005, 12:30 AMPacific Beach Block Party 2005PB Block PartyJournal Entry
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This past Saturday the 14th was "PB Block Party" here in Pacific Beach in San Diego. Block Party is always a good time. It is geared as a family event, and for the most...   Read More
Mar 07, 2005, 01:22 PMDesert WildflowersAnza-Borrego Desert State ParkJournal Entry
Includes 3 photo(s)
This past weekend I went to the desert to see the desert wildflowers that everyone talks about each spring. The drive wasn't really in San Diego, but most of it was in S...   Read More
Feb 25, 2005, 12:15 AMAmtrak to Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraJournal Entry
Includes 3 photo(s)
On the 12th my fiance and I took the Amtrak from San Diego to Santa Barbara. It was the first time on the train for both of us, but it was well worth it. The trip is ab...   Read More
Feb 04, 2005, 06:20 PMI recommend Bally'sBally'sRecommendation
I've stayed here several times, and have been quite happy with the entire experience. The rooms are nice, certainly not top of the line, but if you are looking for a cent...   Read More
Nov 29, 2004, 01:07 PMA cold weekend in VegasLas VegasExperience
I went to Las Vegas this past Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, for Friday and Saturday night. First off, I now have proof that the desert gets cold. It was around 45F during...   Read More
Jun 04, 2004, 09:56 PMWellington Hotel by chanceWellington HotelExperience
My fiance and I stayed at the Wellington Hotel during our trip to New York City. We didn't have reservations, because we weren't sure if we were going to stay in the cit...   Read More
Apr 25, 2004, 12:53 AMMemphis in MayMemphisExperience
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A few years ago, during a cross country road trip, a friend and I just happened to be passing through Memphis during the annual "Memphis in May" festival. We weren't goin...   Read More
Mar 31, 2004, 11:40 PMActivities in San DiegoSan DiegoGeneral
San Diego is a great place to be, since you can usually find something to do, no matter what your interests. There is the beach, the mountains, the desert, and all sorts ...   Read More