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Experiences Outshine Things

Give experience. Instead of buying things for presents, consider giving an experience that can be relived in one’s imagination over & over again.   A kind of mental vacation that may evoke happy memories for years to come.  Nostalgia and remembering past times can be a real source of happiness for us. That can last for the rest of your life in your mind, if you let it. Our family is currently working towards increasing experiences and decreasing the stuff we buy others and ourselves. For example, this Christmas we gave one of our daughter’s family seasonal passes to Knott’s Berry Farm.  Why, you may ask? Because our two little granddaughters love Knott’s Berry Farm and all of it’s rides, etc.  And they happen to live close to the park, so it is a great way to keep the kids entertained…

12 Beautiful Places in San Diego Locals Rave About

—  Located on the rocky coast of the Pacific Ocean, San Diego is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. The city is bursting with sandy beaches, lush parks, and other unique locations loved by locals and tourists alike. If you’re seeking exciting places to explore, look no further;…

7 Reasons Carlsbad Deserves a Spot on Your Bucket List

Plus, the top sights and to-dos while you’re there 1/11/2023 Carlsbad attracts more than 3.5 million visitors annually. Located along the Pacific Ocean coastline in North San Diego County, Carlsbad, California offers an idyllic setting for your next vacation. Blessed by year-round warmth and sunny skies, Carlsbad is best known for its fun beaches, major attractions such as…

Giving the Gift of Experiences make for Lasting Memories

When thinking about gift giving, most people visualize a physical gift wrapped with a bow on top. But there are other more powerful and impactful ways to gift someone you love.  Gift experiences are the perfect way to do just that. Although, experiences may not last as long as the physical gift, they can evoke…

Mitchell Thorp Warrior Spirit 5K Run/Walk & Family Festival

​Mitchell Thorp Foundation changing lives, saving lives, and impacting lives…one child at a time Mitchell Thorp Foundation is a public 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides support throughout California. Their focus is to provide individualized aid to meet the needs of the child and family through our Medical and Home Assistance Programs, Healing and Wellness…

North County San Diego Holiday Events and Activities Fall & Winter 2022

Holiday Party at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets November 17th, 2022 Santa arrives for the unveiling of the new Santa House and the lighting of the Tree. The Tree will shine bright throughout the month of December. Holiday photos will be available in the Center Court on a daily basis after Santa’s arrival. Even furry family…

Encinitas Activities and Events

Encinitas (Spanish for “Small Oaks”) is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in California and is known for its excellent surfing conditions.  It is a laid-back chilled surfer town that is divided into four distinct areas—old Encinitas (Olivenhain), new Encinitas (downtown 101), Leucadia, and Cardiff (Cardiff-by-the-sea).   Encinitas is a classic SoCal town with its dramatic…

FOODIE GUIDE TO CARLSBAD

One of the FIRST thing people do when picking a place to visit, is to check out the food? What are the favorite hot spots in town and where do the locals eat? Where to eat in Carlsbad? Carlsbad is a little seaside village in northern San Diego, Ca. With seven miles of beautiful beaches,…

New Tasting Location Fresco Cocina

Rediscovering Traditional Latin Cuisine. Fresco Cocina is a Latin inspired restaurant with a playfully curated menu, drawing on dishes from Venezuela Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay. The owner of Fresco Cocina grew up in Venezuela and wants to share the latin cuisine she enjoyed in her childhood. Chef Idso (Pacifica Del Mar, Water Grill, Estancia), introduces Carlsbad…

10 Reasons to Plan your Next Vacay or Staycation in Carlsbad

Carlsbad, California is in the North County San Diego area, about 45 minutes of downtown. It is a prime vacation spot for families and couples alike. Carlsbad “Village by the Sea” has 7-miles of beautiful beaches, a laidback community feel and plenty of kid-friendly activities and attractions to keep everyone happy. Not to mention our…

Carlsbad Food Tours Private Group Experience & Team Building Event

  Carlsbad Food Tours Private & Custom Group Experiences are the perfect way to get a taste of Carlsbad while enjoying the company of your co-workers. We are happy to tailor a unique culinary experience to your group’s needs. We are a 3-hour guided walking tour around the village with six stops at unique eateries…