lived in Chicago until age 14 then moved to Solana Beach, Ca. Returned to Chicago at 23 and back to Encinitas, CA mid-50s. Had the good fortune to travel extensively to Mexico as a child - my mother was born there and every other year we would spend a month. (Not bilingual :-((( ). Still love to travel and have installed this love in my children; they in turn have afforded me some great opportunities during their studies abroad. Ive seen things and been places I never dreamed of and i want more! My conversation starter to folks who say they live vicariously through me? "Do you have a passport? What are you waiting for!"
Point Loma is spectacular- it's a national park with $5/car admission but beautiful sea views and history. Easily combined with Coronado and Harbor Excursion as previously mentioned. Balboa Park is a must see.... See More
1. The Florentine on Ashland just north of Diversey is a wonderful family-run restaurant with a nice outdoor area which is sealed and heated during colder months, 2. Mia Figlia on Devon is another small family run restaurant... See More
MY worst experience, hands down, was traveling from my hotel in Istanbul to the airport at the end of my trip. I had been warned about taxi drivers who refused to use the meter...I was picked up at my hotel at around 5 AM. The hotel had told me about... See More
For me, Australia & New Zealand. Why - because I've never been there and the flight is so long I feel a two week stay is minimum! That said I concur with a previous answer regarding Italy, my happy place.... See More
In Balboa Park, there is an artists colony between the San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego Zoo - also Point Loma has beautiful views and is the smallest national park in the... See More
Skechers carry all sorts of slip on sneaker type shoes with memory foam which are comfortable for walking on those cobblestones! there are Skechers located in many outlet malls and it's not unusual for there to be great deals (e.g., buy one, second half off.) For... See More