Categories - San Diego
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Shop Local in San Diego: Coastal Editionfeatured

One of my ongoing, regular freelance assignments is this little column in the newspaper that profiles local businesses around the county. Which means, every week, I get to pick a neighborhood/city/region and highlight a locally-owned retail store. Luckily, San Diego County is massive, so there are a ridiculous number of options out there. (What’s challenging Read more

San Diego Self-Guided Brewery Tours: Miramar

San Diego Self-Guided Brewery Tours: Miramarfeatured

San Diego County has something like 115 operating breweries. I don’t know if that number is *just* breweries, or if it includes satellite tasting rooms and brewpubs, but no matter what, it’s a lot. And more are opening all the time — I’ve heard it said that you could visit one brewery a week in San Diego Read more


Caught on Film, Vol. 2: Balboa Parkfeatured

Back in March, I took Onyx and my old film SLR to Balboa for the afternoon. I forgot that it was either the first or last weekend of spring break for many and the place was packed. (Onyx was not thrilled about that, especially when I kept pulling her to the center of the Prado and trying Read more


gratitude52, Week 6: The City I Live Infeatured

gratitude52 (because “52 Weeks of Gratitude” is too much of a mouthful) is a year-long challenge/series on, obviously, gratitude. Read more about the challenge here and all gratitude52 posts here. It’s no secret I’m a little bit in love with San Diego. Since moving here a little over three and a half years ago, I’ve Read more


San Diego Adventures: Cedar Creek Fallsfeatured

Last Sunday, Husband and I took Onyx on a little local adventure to Cedar Creek Falls, right on the northwestern edge of Cleveland National Forest. I’ve gotta say, it’s a pretty sweet little hike. And by “pretty sweet,” I mean “absolutely friggin’ gorgeous.” Whew. Just look at that. It’s like a scene from The Land Read more


Running in San Diego: Sandy Feet Eventsfeatured

One of the greatest things about running in San Diego is that, thanks in part to our year-round phenomenal weather and in part to the size of the county, if you wanted to, you could race almost every weekend. I’m not even kidding. There are the big races — Rock ‘n Roll and the Triple Read more


San Diego Running: Coronado Islandfeatured

I like to think I’ve run a lot of cool places in San Diego, but of course, I’ve barely scratched the surface. There are SO MANY great things for runners around here, it’s hard to know where to start. And sometimes you hear things like “the boardwalk” or “Harbor Island” or “AFC” and everyone around Read more