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La Jolla California's Best Gym

Most travelers today want to maintain their work-out routine while they’re on vacation. If this includes you, head to the La Jolla Sports Club in the village. It’s the best fitness club around – and I should know,…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 1, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments

San Diego Vacation Rental at La Jolla Shores Beach

It’s no surprise that Southern California’s surf lifestyle is evident throughout this family home on Paseo del Ocaso in La Jolla Shores. The owner is the founder of Rusty Clothing, the “surfer gear” that has become popular around the world. 
Bob Skoldberg…
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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on August 29, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Personalized Tours: Snorkeling in Palau and Yap

Sometimes the most authentic way to experience a destination is with a small group led by an expert guide. Such was the case when my neighbor Daira Paulson went snorkeling in Micronesia last year.

“We…
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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on August 23, 2011 at 5:06pm — No Comments

How To Avoid Getting Sick On a Flight

This post is courtesy of guest blogger Marybeth Bond, National Geographic Author and Founder of the popular website Gutsy Traveler.
If you’ve flown with…
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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on August 22, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

La Jolla (San Diego), California Destination Weddings

 
It’s no surprise that San Diego’s favorite coastal community is a popular place for destination weddings. Our mild year round climate and beautiful scenic location make La Jolla a…
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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on August 20, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments

La Jolla Locals’ Favorite Ocean View Café

Goldfish Point Café is one of La Jolla’s best kept secrets. The regulars – and there are many – include La Jolla Cove swimmers, who gather here for coffee and conversation after their morning workout. The young and the restless also roll in regularly with their…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on August 19, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments

How to Get Home From Vacation If Sick Or Injured?

It’s every traveler’s worst nightmare: you’re having a great time on your vacation, then – boom – a fall or a fever sends you to a local hospital. After initial treatment, the big question is: “Now how do I get home without breaking the bank?”…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on July 22, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

New App Makes It Easier to Get Around La Jolla, California

 

The new “Find It La Jolla” iPhone and iPad App from the publishers of the La Jolla Blue Book makes it easy for visitors to navigate around this part of San Diego.



The free app provides…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on July 21, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments

Summer Fun in San Diego, California

San Diego is a great place to be in the summer. The weather is great for snorkeling at The Cove, kayaking at La Jolla Shores, surfing at the Shores,…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on July 13, 2011 at 9:22am — No Comments

Your Travel Expert in the American Southwest

Seven Directions Cultural and Sustainable Tours offers customized journeys throughout the American Southwest.

Company owner Patrizia Antonicelli is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and prides herself on…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on July 13, 2011 at 12:19am — No Comments

'The Real World' in La Jolla, California

I have to confess I’m not a big fan of reality TV, but since all the buzz in our corner of San Diego is about MTV’s The Real World being filmed in Bird…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on July 12, 2011 at 7:15am — No Comments

San Diego Vacation Rental with Ocean View

 

Vacation rentals are popular because they are good value and can accommodate families in a home-away-from-home environment.



The drawback is that picking the right one can be tricky. When I…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on June 28, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Super Cheap San Diego - Las Vegas Airfares

Spirit Airlines just announced that they are starting daily non-stop service between San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.



To celebrate, the airline is offering…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on June 23, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

San Diego Summer Fun & Events

 

Great weather and the buzz of out-of-town visitors make La Jolla, San Diego's favorite coastal community, the place to be from June to September. Our beaches are at their best – just don’t forget to…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on June 15, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

San Diego Weather Tips

Our Mediterranean climate makes La Jolla and the rest of San Diego a popular year round destination. We're happy to have snow birds here in the winter, and we welcome "Zonies," Texans, and residents of other hot spots during the summer.



A Few Facts:

  • Just for the record,…
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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on June 11, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

I love traveling in the developing world, but I don’t love dealing with insects – and I especially don’t want to bring them home with me. However, as more and more…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on June 7, 2011 at 4:01pm — 2 Comments

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club – Privacy on a San Diego Beach

This will come as a surprise to most residents of San Diego – and even some of my fellow La Jollans – but the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a hotel, as well as an exclusive private club.



In fact, their 98…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on June 2, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Sun Safety Tips

It’s nearly summer and chances are you’re looking forward to enjoying a few days of vacation at the beach, a golf resort, or a hotel with a great swimming pool. Everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, folks are spending more time outside these days as the weather…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on June 1, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

La Jolla Shores Hotel: Family-Friendly On the Beach

San Diego has two beachfront hotels and they are both located on La Jolla Shores Beach, a mile from “the village” of La Jolla and about 11 miles from downtown San Diego.

 

One is La Jolla Shores…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on May 27, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments

Your BFF in England

Customized travel, also known as “bespoke travel,” is my preferred way to travel and I love England, so you can imagine…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on May 25, 2011 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

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