Planning a San Diego Staycation

Warmer weather has arrived. Normalcy is beginning to return. And as many businesses reopen, attractions begin welcoming guests, and travel options are back on the table, many of us are eager to once again start planning those much-needed getaways.  If you’re among those hoping to return to traveling, but aren’t completely ready to plan an…

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San Diego’s Most Unique Shopping Experiences

There’s little that compares to the thrill of finding a funky little hole-in-the-wall boutique — one that seems to have items you’ve just never seen anywhere else. Combing through racks and shelves in search of unique treasures can really give any day a special boost. If you’re looking to experience that special joy of discovery,…

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2021 Business Travel Trends

Travel of all kinds took a pretty serious hit in 2020. The stark realities of COVID-19 and their impact on how we live, work, and play were impossible to ignore. Remote work, online meetings, and other socially distanced “best practices” have altered how we do business in ways we’re only just beginning to understand, but…

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Making the Most of Your San Diego Hybrid Event

Given the realities of COVID-19, the business world has been thrown into a situation where a certain amount of adaptation is necessary. Many associates are working remotely, in-person meetings had to be put on hold, and lots of business travel options were — at least temporarily — taken off the table.  However, as the business…

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Vacation Budgeting Tips for Planning Your Dream Vacation

There’s nothing like a vacation to refresh the outlook and recharge the batteries. Sadly, many of us assume that a getaway is simply too expensive to even dream about, so it isn’t something we consider. The reality is that with a bit of prudence and planning, travel can be an extremely affordable prospect that fits…

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Work, Stay and Play on San Diego Bay

Ah, San Diego. It’s no secret that we love where we live. San Diego’s nickname of “America’s Finest City” proves itself true no matter how you look at it. Mild weather, stunning scenery, endless beaches, world-class museums and culture, fantastic food — you name it, and we’ve got it.  So since there’s never a bad…

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Finding Balance and Beating the “New Year Blues”

The holidays are always a whirlwind of activity every year. But once “Auld Lang Syne” is sung and the confetti is swept away, it can be easy to fall into the trap of looking at a full 12 months’ worth of time stretching out ahead of us, and think, “Okay…NOW what?”  No worries, because we’re…

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COVID-19 Travel Updates for San Diego: What to Expect

2021 is here, and with it comes good news on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccines are rolling out to millions of Americans this year. Transmission rates will go down as a result. And most virologists and infectious disease experts estimate that some sense of normalcy should return by summer. Still, we’re not out…

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Hidden San Diego: a Local’s Guide to San Diego’s Secret Spots

Like many amazing American cities, San Diego gets a generous amount of praise for its incredible attractions. Must-sees like Balboa Park, SeaWorld, and the Gaslamp Quarter draw millions of visitors every year. And don’t get us wrong — you should definitely make time to check those out during your visit. That said, San Diego also…

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Local Shelter Island Guide: Neighborhood Sights & Sounds

San Diego is a city with amazing surprises around every corner. Our vibrant neighborhoods are filled with unique attractions, world-class restaurants, and eclectic shops. It’s tough to go wrong when exploring around here. Even so, we think our little corner of the city is extra special. Shelter Island is located in San Diego’s Point Loma…

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