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1918 Pandemic in California

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The Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918-1920 infected about one quarter of the world population, around 500 Million people.   I did however have a relatively low death rate at about 0.5%.  The influenza was actually misnamed and did not originate in Spain but was named so because it was the only country in Europe that acknowledged…

Beer & Food Pairings

Barrel Republic

Carlsbad Food Tours is a 3-hour guided walking tour in the village with 6 stops for food, wine, and beer tastings. One of our favorite beer tasting locations is Barrel Republic on State Street. Their Carlsbad location offers an unbeatable 52 beer taps and 6 wine taps. They have also created an excellent beer and…

Journey Birds Acoustic Duo

Journey Birds

The Journey Birds acoustic duo (comprised by Keila-Rae and David Jenson) had been making music around the world for the past three years. You can catch them in the San Diego area these days, and find videos, galleries, show dates at theJourneyBirds.com! Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. The…

Plant-Based Food Coach Ben Mastracco

Ben Mastracco

Ben’s journey with food started at a young age.  His mom was a recipe developer and food stylist for over 30 years, and it was working in the kitchen with her where he fell in love with food. Following some major injuries in high school,  Ben became very curious about health and wellness, and earned…

7 Reasons Why Supporting a Charity is Good Business

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  More businesses are discovering advantages of supporting charitable causes with corporate donations.  Here are 7 reasons why your company should support a charity: 1.  What is good for the community is good for your company Supporting a local charity will build respect and your reputation in your community.  It will also make your community a…

Global Tours Connect

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Global Tours Connect is the first industry-forward collaborative online booking platform created by tour operators for tour operators. Working in partnership with FareHarbor and led by independent food tour operators Lauren McCabe Herpich of Local Food Adventures in Oakland, California, and Midgi Moore, CCTP of Juneau Food Tours in Juneau, Alaska, Global Tours Connect provides an online destination for guests…

10 Delicious Local Food Places in Carlsbad

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Carlsbad is a small coastal city in northern San Diego County and an excellent place to have a relaxing vacation in. So, while you live in a vSublet nearby, you need to know which local food experiences you must try. This list is in no particular order. Everyone likes different themes and cuisines. So, here…

Striving For Sustainability In Our Tours

a close up of a logo Day-To-Day Operation Changes We are switching to paperless ticketing and eliminate paper waste! So that, we can check customer tickets on their smartphones. We are planning to eliminate paper handouts and converting to QR Codes Offer…

Striving For Sustainability In Our Tours

Day-To-Day Operation Changes We are switching to paperless ticketing and eliminate paper waste! So that, we can check customer tickets on their smartphones. We are planning to eliminate paper handouts and converting to QR Codes Offer advice and provide information on how guests and employees can take advantage of environmentally friendly modes of transportation, like…

Striving For Sustainability In Our Tours

a close up of a logo

Day-To-Day Operation Changes We are switching to paperless ticketing and eliminate paper waste! So that, we can check customer tickets on their smartphones. We are planning to eliminate paper handouts and converting to QR Codes Offer advice and provide information on how guests and employees can take advantage of environmentally friendly modes of transportation, like…

10 More Reasons to be Jealous of Carlsbad

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Do not be jealous!  It is not Carlsbad’s fault that it is such an incredibly fantastic place to live, work and play. Here is a list of 10 reasons that this little slice of paradise truly is where you want to be.   The Food Carlsbad Food Tours

Carlsbad “The Village by the Sea”: Discover Carlsbad’s old-world charm and luxury resorts

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Carlsbad is in beautiful North County, San Diego.  It is a small coastal town between Oceanside & Leucadia. Carlsbad’s old- world flavor comes from its history.  Carlsbad was named after a famous spa in Karlstad, Bohemia, when in 1882 alkaline mineral water was discovered in the village. Resorts, Restaurants & Relaxation Carlsbad has 7 miles of…

7 Benefits of Horseback Riding

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October is National Depression & Mental Health Screening Month. This observance aims to bring awareness to the need for mental health screenings for depression and anxiety.  According to researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Harvard Medical School 55% of people they surveyed said they were more stressed since COVID than in…

10 Reasons To Be Jealous Of Carlsbad

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It’s not Carlsbad’s fault that it’s such an incredibly cool place to live. But that doesn’t stop others from being jealous!  To fully understand just how wonderful this slice of paradise truly is, here are 10 reasons why other cities dream about Carlsbad. 1.  Carlsbad’s idyllic setting gives beach lovers easy access to some of…

Changes in Carlsbad Amid COVID

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During COVID 19 global pandemic, a new sense of normal has taken shape.  No matter who you are and where you come from, the pandemic has influenced lives in every community and Carlsbad is no different.  As a community we are all working together to figure out how to best navigate this new normal.  …