San Diego Hometown Tourist: The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

Flower Fields of Carlsbad

It's that time of year and the flowers are in good bloom. For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant … [Read more...]

Photo Tour: The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition

Sandman Sand Sculpture

Hundreds of thousands come each year to see master-class sculptors build beautiful 3-dimensional works of art. Some of the world's finest artists create the most amazing sculptures ever in the San Diego sand castle competition & 3D art challenge. To Enlarge: Click On The Image, Then Click … [Read more...]

San Diego Hometown Tourist: Balboa Park

Lily Pond Balboa Park

Balboa Park is San Diego's jewel.  America's largest urban cultural park has more than 30 Museums, Performing Arts Venues, and Sports and Recreational Facilities, along with numerous gardens and restaurants.  Sandwiched between 6th Ave. on the west and Park Blvd. on the east, Balboa Park is 1200 … [Read more...]

Travel Game Features San Diego

San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Sign

I'm coming down to the home stretch with the Dog Days of Summer Travel Game.  And, there is not better place for the home stretch to end than in my hometown of San Diego. All month I have been traveling around and it's been a fun filled journey.  I started in Saudi Arabia and hung out in … [Read more...]

San Diego Hometown Tourist: Presidio Park

Serra Museum

Perched up on the top of a hill at the entrance into “the valley” Presidio Park is one of my favorite parks in San Diego.  With views over Mission Bay to the Pacific Ocean, it's a favorite for sunset watchers. As a major symbol of the city, it stands atop the hill recognized as the site where … [Read more...]

Where In The Hell Have I Been?

Route 66 Sign

It's been months since I've written a post.  The thing is, I don't really like to write when I'm traveling.  I left home on January 22nd and hung out in the States for 5 months, living out of a suitcase.  And, though I did some traveling and took a decent amount of photos, I couldn't bring myself to … [Read more...]

San Diego Restaurant Review: Mama Testa

Mama Testa

Mama Testa I know Mexican food.  OK.  Maybe not like a Mexican.  But, growing up in San Diego, I grew up eating real "hole-in-da-wall" Mexican Food.  Or, what I thought was authentic Mexican food.  Until I saw Cesar Gonzalez (the owner of Mama Testa), on the Food Network,  Throwing it … [Read more...]

San Diego Hometown Tourist: Chicano Park

Chicano Color on B&W

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Chicano Park.  Chicano Park is located literally under the Coronado bridge, in San Diego, CA.  The building of the Coronado bridge over the park, dislocated hundreds of Latino families and businesses and was the catalyst for the founding of this park.  The take over … [Read more...]

San Diego Hometown Tourist: Botanical Building Balboa Park

Orchid and Butterfly

Today I did a "hometown tourist" day and visited the Botanical Building in Balboa Park.  My intention on going to Balboa Park was to take photos of the arches, bridges, and architecture.  Well...afterwards I ventured over to the Botanical Building.  What an experience!!  I was soooo snap happy with … [Read more...]

San Diego Hometown Tourist: Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Sunset Cliffs Shoreline Map

  Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a 68-acre resource based park stretching along the Pacific Ocean bordering the western edge of Point Loma. The 18-acre linear section of the park lies to the west of Sunset Cliffs Blvd. between Adair and Ladera Streets. The 50-acre hillside section, a … [Read more...]