Tag Archives: San Diego

Imperial Valley Desert Museum

The Imperial Valley Desert Museum (IVDM) certainly takes small, regional museums to the next level with its interactive displays, exhibitions, activities, and easy access to their curatorial staff. The IVDM Society worked for nearly 40 years to create a space to house and display the archaeological collection of the Imperial Valley Community College, and their efforts culminated in the construction

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Wow! What can I say? This website has only been up for a week, and it’s had over 750 views and over two dozen subscribers. Thank you for your early support! It’s been a blast getting this off the ground. To bring some structure (and to allow me to work my  new full-time job), I’ll do my best to do

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Ranas Mexico City Cuisine

Somewhat hidden in a strip mall off Campo Road in Spring Valley, is a gem of a restaurant called Ranas Mexico City Cuisine. The owners, Oscar and Dulce Acosta, have put their heart and soul into creating an authentic Mexico City dining experience, and their passion comes out in their food and their service. My first trip there was a few months

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Border Field State Park

Tucked away on the most southwestern point in the continental United States is the 800-acre Border Field State Park. As its name implies, its southern border is the U.S.–Mexico border. Like many things in San Diego, the park is diverse in its offerings. The park is part of the larger Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, which also includes the Tijuana Slough

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Torrey Pines Gliderport

You can watch thrill-seekers get their adrenaline rushes as they run off a cliff high above the Pacific Ocean—strapped into a hang glider or parasail—at the Torrey Pines Gliderport. The on-shore winds and cliffs above the beach create an excellent updraft for hang gliders and parasailers to soar on as they fly up and down the coast. If you want to

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Cabrillo National Monument

More often than not, Cabrillo National Monument is the first place that I take my out-of-town visitors. The expansive views of both the Pacific Ocean and the city are a great way to orient someone to the city. Cabrillo National Monument is part of the National Park Service and is San Diego County’s only national park. The history presented spans nearly 500

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