Amanda Henry

Amanda Henry

Amanda Henry is a real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, photographer, web designer, mom, and freelance blogger living the luxury and active lifestyle in San Diego.

hiking iron mountain

Hiking Iron Mountain in Poway

View Larger Map One of Most Intense and Beautiful Hiking Trails in San Diego “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” -John Muir This morning my fiancé Patrick, my friend Sam Guillen, and I hiked to the summit of Iron Mountain in Poway. This hike is deemed “moderate” …

Wedding Photographer in San Diego

Interview with Cavin Elizabeth, Wedding Photographer in San Diego

View Larger Map In-Depth Interview with Cavin Elizabeth, an Incredible Wedding Photographer in San Diego “When people look through a wedding gallery or an album I’ve designed they laugh, cry, and smile like they were at that wedding. Imagine having an even stronger feeling when you see the images I create from your wedding. It’s a powerful form of storytelling your future children will cherish and pass …

Canine Companions

Canine Companions: Providing Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People

View Larger Map Southwest Region of Canine Companions Trains and Matches Service Dogs with Those With a Physical Disability “There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability.” -Sharron Angle I have always had a soft spot in my heart for dogs. I grew up with a Border Collie who was so smart …

Birthday Party Ideas For Kids in San Diego

Six Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in San Diego (Tips From an Eight Year Old)

View Larger Map Finding the Perfect Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in San Diego Can Be Tricky “At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can’t say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy …

rock climbing in San Diego

Rock Climbing in San Diego at Vertical Hold

View Larger Map Rock Climbing in San Diego is Easy and Fun for Any Skill Level at Vertical Hold “Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.” -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam I started rock climbing my freshman year of college, when I needed only a few gym credits, and the …

National Cherry Festival

Enjoying 4th of July at the National Cherry Festival

View Larger Map We Visited My Hometown of Traverse City, Michigan This Summer for the National Cherry Festival and Had a Blast “My goal is to hit the gym every day I’m on vacation. Usually I just end up sleeping and drinking beer.” -Gary Allan It’s surprising to me how many people in San Diego actually know of the little tiny resort town called Traverse …

Living in San Diego

What Living in San Diego Can Teach Me

View Larger Map Celebrating My 26th Birthday Today and Focusing on What Living in San Diego Can Teach Me “It takes a long time to become young.” -Pablo Picasso Even though I’ve only been alive for 26 years today, now that I’m officially in my “late twenties” I’m feeling pretty thoughtful about life, and I believe that living in San Diego can teach me a …

dog sprayed by skunk

De-Skunking our Dogs…YUCK!

Have your dogs been sprayed by a skunk? Here’s what to do! At 2:30am this morning, I woke-up to our dogs barking, which usually means that they need to go outside to the bathroom.  We keep our dogs, Cocoa Puff and Cream Puff, in an indoor kennel at night with nice comfortable bedding, so I had to go downstairs to let them out.  As soon …

Dolce at the Highlands

Dolce at the Highlands Brings California/Italian Cuisine to Carmel Valley

View Larger Map Dolce at the Highlands Serves Delicious Cuisine, Great Wine and Artisan Cheeses “There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food.” – Elisha Cuthbert Dolce at the Highlands is a new “farm-to-table seasonal California/Italian” restaurant located within 5 minutes of any home in Pacific Highlands Ranch, a community in Carmel Valley, San Diego. Even though it on everyone’s “favorite” list around our neighborhood, I’m sure …

Flying Tours of San Diego

Experience Amazing Flying Tours of San Diego

View Larger Map San Diego Sky Tours Provides Aerial Tours and Flight Adventures Above America’s Finest City “To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything.” -Otto Lilienthal San Diego Sky Tours provides a unique look to all there is to offer here in this incredible city. From slow relaxed flights to dog-fighting mid-air, San Diego Sky Tours …