Robert Arends

Kids Free Deals Abound in Seaside La Jolla this October

Surf Diva Surf Lessons for Kids
La Jolla offers Kids Free offers all month-long! La Jolla, the sun-kissed “jewel” of San Diego, rolls out the red carpet for kids throughout October …
Robert Arends

5 Retro Dining Spots in San Diego’s Mission Valley

Sir Wafflelot welcomes diners for some retro dining at the Waffle Spot
Conveniently located in the center of it all, Mission Valley is just minutes away from some of San Diego’s major attractions and even closer to…
Robert Arends

Aloha – 5 Fun Tiki Finds Throughout San Diego!

Mr. Bali Hai tiki at Bali Hai Restaurant, Shelter Island
Aloha from San Diego! 😉 Yep, some really cool Hawaiian and South Seas influences, architecture and tikis (my favorite!) can be found throughout San Diego,…
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Filipino Dining Delights in National City

National City has a vibrant Filipino community known for its delicious cuisine Mabuhay! That’s Tagalog for “cheers” or “welcome.” When you visit National City, south…
Robert Arends

Affordable Mission Valley – Where to Play and Stay!

View From Cowles Mountain
I’m on a “mission” (pun intended 😉 ) to find the most affordable sights, bites and places to stay in Mission Valley and share them…
Robert Arends

Fun East County Finds for Father’s Day Weekend

Father’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re just making plans and hankering for adventure, I’ve got a few fun ideas in San Diego’s…
Robert Arends

Hillcrest Neighborhood Spotlight – Home of San Diego’s LGBT community

Walking under Hillcrest Sign
Happening Hillcrest! San Diego’s uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest, home of San Diego’s LGBT community, celebrates diversity year-round with a vibrant rainbow mix of accommodations, restaurants,…
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Surprising 2013 Summer Finds in San Diego’s East County!

There’s no place as diverse and full of surprises as San Diego’s expansive East County. Visitors to this region, ranging from rolling foothills to alpine…
Robert Arends

Wild about Wildflowers in San Diego’s East County!

Anza-Borrego Desert Wildflower Season
Spectacular Anza-Borrego Desert wildflowers! April showers bring May flowers, the ol’ saying goes… But in San Diego, it’s the winter rains that bring vibrant, colorful…
Robert Arends

5 to Try: Sparkling East County Holiday Delights!

Skiers at the Viejas Outdoor Skating Rink
SoCal’s largest outdoor ice skating rink at Viejas! OK, I know it’s only a few days after Halloween and Thanksgiving is still a few weeks…