3 Feb, 2016 in San Diego
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My short trip to San Diego was very memorable, with lots of cool sites and fun things to do. I thought I covered it all, when I realized I neglected to tell you about the historic part of San Diego, the old town. One of the oldest areas in California, the earliest settlement in the west […]

28 Jun, 2015 in San Diego
Balboa Park - San Diego (4)

Much to see and do in San Diego’s Balboa Park. It has an amazing array of top notch museums, a large zoo as well as gardens and restaurants, and depending on your preference you can either spend a few hours wondering around or a few days visiting all the museums and gardens. I skipped most […]

23 Jun, 2015 in Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory  Los Angeles (3)

Looking for stunning views of Los Angeles from above? On one of my previous visits to Los Angeles I suggested the wonderful world-class Getty Center. But, if art isn’t exactly your thing and you’re perhaps more into astronomy, or just want to get the views, then Griffith Observatory is definitely your first choice. Close to […]

21 Jun, 2015 in San Diego
Desert Garden Balboa Park  San Diego-019

San Diego is surrounded by desert with gorgeous desert scenery in every direction you go. Typically, a visit to gardens in parks will offer a lot of green, and San Diego definitely has much of that, probably due to its proximity to the ocean, but since it is a desert, it also has a more […]

31 May, 2015 in San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument San Diego (9)

If you’re looking to get great views of San Diego and the area from above, head over to Point Loma and the Cabrillo National Park with scenic panoramic views in all directions. On a clear day with blue skies, the views are absolutely breath-taking. It’s also of historical importance, where Cabrillo arrived during the 16th […]

19 May, 2015 in San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve - San Diego (22)

Torrey Pines is a natural reserve in San Diego offering spectacular ocean views, gorgeous hiking trails, and a unique opportunity to enjoy coastal nature at its best well-preserved moon-like mountains next to a long stretch of beach and all sorts of wild life. It’s got a little bit of everything for anyone, and all within […]

16 May, 2015 in Los Angeles
Seal Beach Los Angeles California (24)

Los Angeles has some wonderful beaches, and Seal beach is a prime example for a great beach not too far away from town. In my last conference visit to Long Beach I found affordable accommodation between Long Beach and Seal Beach, and a morning visit strolling down the beach I discovered a desolated quiet stretch […]

10 May, 2015 in Los Angeles
Venice Beach Los Angeles California (14)

Los Angeles has some great beaches and each beach has a somewhat different style and targeted at different populations. Venice Beach, to me, feels like the hippie laid-back joint. A great boardwalk, lots of crazy little shops, snack booths, cheap bars and pubs, street vendors and musicians, and then – ofcourse – the beach. A […]

6 May, 2015 in San Diego
Coronado Beach San Diego California-005

San Diego has some terrific beaches, some say they’re some of the best beaches in the United States. Having lived in Florida before, my standards are set pretty high, but there’s no doubt the beaches I saw in San Diego were beautiful. Long white stretch of beach, puffy sand, clear blue waters, not a boat […]

28 Apr, 2015 in San Diego
La Jolla Cove Beach - San Diego California (25)

San Diego is a lovely city. In mid-winter around Christmas time I took off from freezing cold Illinois to warm up down in southern United States. I’ve been wanting to visit San Diego for long, having heard wonderful things about one of the nicest most livable American cities. It has so many things going for […]

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