Tour Tuesday: San Marcos

  San Marcos is a North County neighborhood that straddles the 78 between Vista and Escondido. Just shy of 40 miles from Downtown San Diego, San Marcos has built up a lifestyle all its own. The home of Restaurant Row, energetic Lake San Marcos, as well as several craft brewers, San Marcos is by design a fits-all community. In addition to it's more urban hotspots, San Marcos offers more than 63 miles of trail that supports avid hikers, cyclists, and equestrians. With so...

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Wine and chocolate come together at Pechanga

Temecula Valley, for many, is synonymous with Southern Californian wine country with eighty percent of visitors to the area partaking in wine-related activities according the recent PRWEB.com announcement that the area will see an explosion of growth in hospitality over the next year. In fact, PRWEB.com goes on further to describe Pechanga Resort & Casino's recent ground-breaking on a "$285 million expansion, more than doubling its current size. When complete, visitors to Pechanga Resort & Casino will enjoy a resort-style pool complex featuring...

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#tourtuesday

We're launching a new video series to help you get to know San Diego and we're asking for your help. Whether you are brand new to San Diego or thinking of relocating you may not know what neighborhood is right for you which is where #tourtuesday comes in. This year, we'll be taking you on a tour of different areas of San Diego exploring homes for sale, places to eat, and where to hang out.  Here are the steps to...

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Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

Time permitting, after dropping off my stepson to school in Rancho Peñasquitos (Skip to Market Snapshot), I like taking the pups on a quiet walk or jog through the local preserve. Fall is a beautiful time to visit and be reminded that even in San Diego, seasons do exist. The Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve is a stretch of 4,000 acres flanked by suburban homes situated approximately 20 miles from Downtown San Diego. I always remember to pack a large water bottle for the trail as water fountains are located at the trail heads. With...

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just a little case of the monkeys (this would have been funnier if I posted it on a Monday)

                                       About two weeks ago was the little monkey's first birthday.  Here she is playing with the stuffed monkey I made her at Build-A-Bear (I got a little carried away with the theme, but what do you get a one year old???).    Don't remember who the little monkey is? Go here.  Up to speed now? Good, because what I thought was solid research turned into a few obstacles before success.  I like to think that I'm a responsible person and on...

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