Water Warriors Hit The Beach In SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Camp Pendleton To Host Watersports Event Pitting Marines, Locals And Elite Tahitian Athletes Against Challenging Ocean, Beach and Marina Courses The high-adrenaline watersports competition known as the Water Warrior Amphibious Assault is coming to the pristine beaches of the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base Saturday, September 12. Open to base personnel and civilians alike, this exciting race … [Read more...]

Surf LA JOLLA With Big Wave Champ Maya Gabeira

Surf's Up San Diego as big wave surf champion Maya Gabeira is headed to La Jolla to teach a few lucky participants about the art of surfing. Zozi, an adventure company that urges all to get off the couch and start checking off that bucket list, creates epic experiences and soul-inspiring trips in 25 different cities and two countries.  Whether it's swimming with sharks, communing with the wolves, … [Read more...]

Surf’s Up: Waves and Wine Tasting at San Diego’s Solamar Hotel

Hang Ten in Coronado, then Hang Out at the Downtown Kimpton Hotel We love Kimpton Hotels for their creative getaway packages that allow visitors to experience a true taste of their environs. Hotel Solamar is inviting guests to experience a little San Diego surf culture with their “Hang Ten, then Hang Out” deal. On this adventure, spend some time charging waves and learning to rip with the … [Read more...]

San Diego Gets Its Groove On With Andaz Hotel

Sleek and stylish, the Andaz brings a decided cool factor to San Diego's hot and happening Gas Lamp quarter. The heat has been building in San Diego’s Gas Lamp quarter for some time now as trendy shops, restaurants and bars crowd-out the peeling edges of the once down-and-out area. You can now add hotel to that list with the opening last year of San Diego's Andaz hotel. Located in the heart … [Read more...]

Romantic Escapes for Valentines

What is it about Valentine’s Day that makes people so edgy? Is it the pressure to make some grand gesture to a loved one (as if we need a calendar day to do so!) or the sinking feeling upon realizing it's been forgotten, or worse… that there isn’t someone special. We say make it a memorable day regardless of your status. We shouldn’t need a hallmark holiday to tell the people we love how much they … [Read more...]

Happier Holidays: Celebrate the Season with Travel

It's like the film Groundhog Day -- you've been here before: the weather chills (in the Northern Hemisphere at least), the sales start, and the frenzy of the holidays begin.  If you’re planning on escaping to enjoy the season in new environs far from stress (and maybe some relatives too?), we’ve got you covered with a world’s worth of last-minute holiday inspiration in the form of trips and … [Read more...]

Darwinian Evolution in the San Diego Dining Scene

Once again, San Diego's food scene is flourishing, but the focus and menus have changed to stay in the game. Collectively, we San Diego foodies can breathe a little sigh of relief as we emerge from the gloomy haze following the death of fine dining caused by the recession. In true Darwinian fashion, myriad restaurants have reinvented themselves as neighborhood eateries, plump with affordable … [Read more...]

Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar Celebrates Summer

Festive evenings, fun freebies, savings and socials at the Gaslamp’s hippest address. You can always count on the Kimpton Hotels for their distinctive style and clever offerings, appealing to progressive travelers and eco-conscious explorers. At the edge of the Gaslamp, the gorgeous Hotel Solamar proves to be a compelling spot for those seeking out a little urban fun with easy access to San … [Read more...]

Encinitas Art Museum Offers a New Twist

Overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas, California, the Lux Art Institute stands out as one of Southern California’s most compelling museums thanks to its artist-in-residence program.  Here, visitors have the chance to experience the artistic process on-site as internationally-acclaimed painters, sculptors, and visionaries are invited to live and work at the museum for several months, … [Read more...]

San Diego’s Vin de Syrah

Descending below the hustle and bustle of San Diego’s Gaslamp into an Alice-in-Wonderland-esque rabbit hole, one finds an enchanted spirit and wine parlor with bright green foliage on the walls, creeping 50-year-old vines, botanical chandeliers, and oversized furniture in dramatic shades. Maverick designer and imagineer Michael Soriano’s vision is masterfully crafted and inspires guests lips to … [Read more...]