Category Archives: San Diego

RTW: An Amtrak ride Northeasterners can only dream about

If you’ve ever been on an Amtrak train anywhere along the route from DC to Boston on a weekday, you know the drill. Crowded, rushed, commuters glued to their laptops and cell phones, working, working, working.  Or on the way … Continue reading

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RTW: A B&B room’s friendly ghosts

As the saying goes: “If these walls could talk .”  They can’t, of course. Or so I thought. Until I stumbled onto something during a stay at a B&B in San Diego. The Little Italy Inn has a long history. … Continue reading

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RTW, Encinitas, CA: Extra, extra; read all about it

No, this isn’t a balcony at Club Med; it’s the patio at the library in Encinitas, CA, about half an hour north of San Diego. And extra points for having MAD magazine. What, me worry?  Not in a place like that. … Continue reading

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San Diego: Learning to play an ancient sport — bocce

What do you get when you move a bowling alley outside? Bocce. I’ve lived in Philadelphia and New York, cities with large Italian-American populations. And in fact, I lived in Italy — spent a college semester there. But I never … Continue reading

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San Di-Doggo

San Diego has really gone to the dogs. Of all the places I’ve ever seen (including New York, which thinks it’s tops in everything), it’s the dog-friendliest. To the point that they rule. As it should be. How did I … Continue reading

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It’s a paw world after all…

The amazing dogs (but then, all dogs are amazing) I met along the way on my RTW trip.

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San Diego: Father’s Day and The Great American Pastime

I’m definitely my father’s daughter when it comes to baseball. Since it was such an integral part of his life, it was inevitable that it become ingrained in me, because I liked being with him. And most of his spare … Continue reading

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