The Baked Bear

I went here on a weekday in the evening around 8:30pm, it wasn’t busy. The place was very clean with several tables and chairs. As soon as you walk in, you see their logo on the wall and a case of delicious cookies in front of you. I got a cookie sandwich.. M&M cookie +…

IDessert in Downtown San Diego

My family and I decided to try this place after dinner in Little Italy. If you are looking for a unique dessert place, IDessert has everything you are looking for. At first the concept may be a bit confusing, but in the end it will be worth it! I always bring any out of town…

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy is definitely worth the visit if you are downtown San Diego. There are many little restaurants in this area. My favorites are Mimmo’s Italian Village and Fillipi’s Pizza. Mimmos Italian Village  is a nicer Italian restaurant in Little Italy. Their food is traditional Italian. I love their chicken parmesan and the antipasti salad. They…

Hotel Del Coronado

The Hotel Del Coronado is one of my favorite places in San Diego!   The Hotel Del Coronado is one of the most beautiful hotels that I have been to. This place is rich in history and is actually much older than I had thought (around since 1888). Back in the day Marilyn Monroe did a…

La Jolla Cove

Having lived in San Diego my entire life, I still can’t get over how absolutely beautiful La Jolla Cove is. It is one of my favorite places in San Diego. I try to go to La Jolla Cove as often as I can whether it is for brunch, snorkeling or a fun walk along the beach….

Beijing, China

I would only go here if I had a long layover or as a stopover on the way to somewhere else. I found Beijing quite polluted and dreary. The best part about this city is The Great Wall Of China! This destination alone made it worth the 24 hour stopover in Beijing. I stayed one…

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

This place was just like a dream. The Phi Phi Islands are incredible! The white sand beaches, amazing food and gorgeous views are to die for. If you look at a map, follow Thailand’s long leg of land stretching down to Malaysia and you’ll find the Phi Phi Islands. They are located to the west…

Country Night Out in Gaslamp

I’m a fan of country music, so naturally my favorite place downtown in Moonshine Flats! It may not be a “true country bar” but I mean it is in the Gaslamp. It fits the nightlife culture here with a country twist. I think that’s what makes it so great! It really is the best of both worlds….

Trip to Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. will always have a special place in my heart. I went to George Mason University in Fairfax, Va which is about 20 minutes from DC. I looked forward to every weekend that I would be able to explore the city. I loved walking the national mall on cool crisp mornings, exploring the Smithsonian…

Cordiano Winery

I came to this winery for a bite to eat the other weekend. Its not far from my house and it had been recommended to me by a few friends. Cordiano is perhaps the most beautiful winery of all the ones in San Diego. The winery’s spectacular views, friendly staff, delicious wood fired pizzas and…

Bernardo Winery

One of my favorite hidden treasures in San Diego! Spend a few hours at this charming winery tucked away in Rancho Bernardo. At the winery, you can do a wine tasting, grab a bite to eat at their Cafe Merlot, go shopping in their cute little shops and even satisfy your sweet tooth at their…

Hacienda De Vega

This charming little Mexican restaurant is tucked away right off the Centre City Pkwy exit in Escondido. It is in the back of an old Spanish style home that have been converted to a restaurant. When you walk up to the house, you will be greeted at the hostess stand. From there, you will be…