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Pacific Highlands Ranch

Pacific Highlands Ranch Has Everything Your Family Needs

Pacific Highlands Ranch is a newer area of Carmel Valley, crafted especially for family living by Pardee, the popular home building company. This area features various neighborhoods with homes ranging from 3 bedrooms and 2,200 square feet to 5 bedrooms and over 5,000 square feet. People who live in Pacific Highlands Ranch love the highly rated school systems, 1300+ acres of surrounding preserved natural habitat, …

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Farmers Insurance Open – A San Diego Tradition

View Larger Map See the Greatest Professional Golfers in the World at the Farmers Insurance Open “If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.” -Bob Hope The Farmers Insurance Open is “San Diego’s prestigious PGA Tour golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course.” It starts on Thursday, January 26th and ends on Sunday, …

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Hotel Solamar Downtown San Diego

View Larger Map Sleep Tight (and Bring Your Dog!!) to Hotel Solamar in Downtown San Diego “Chilling out on the bed in your hotel room watching television, while wearing your own pajamas, is sometimes the best part of a vacation.” – Laura Marano My fiancé Patrick and I love downtown San Diego. There is something about the area that we are just so attracted to. …

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Love Comic-Con? Add Flashbang to Your Reading List

Comic-Con Fanatics Will Love This Science Fiction Book Series Written by Rorie Still “Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.” -David Brin I recently began reading more often before heading to bed, so I’m always looking for new genres and books to read. I came across author Rorie Alexis …

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Visiting My Hometown of St. Louis, Missouri

View Larger Map Fun Filled Visit to St. Louis: “The Gateway to the West” “If you refuse to live an average life, you will have no choice but to be exceptional!” -Unknown Amanda and I visited my hometown of Saint Louis, Missouri this past weekend. St. Louis is in Middle America near the intersection of the Mississippi River and the Missouri River.  St. Louis has …

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Family Friendly Fun Found in Las Vegas

View Larger Map With Rides, Games, Shows, and Disney Characters to Meet, Las Vegas Everything a Family Could Need “Man, I really like Vegas.” -Elvis Presley Smokey casinos, all-nighters & bus loads of strippers! That’s typically what someone thinks of when the word VEGAS pops up, not necessarily your ideal family vacation destination. But is there a G-rated side of Las Vegas that is great for …

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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” …