Destination: Torrey Pines State Reserve, California

Our first stop in the San Diego area during our trip in June was at Torrey Pines, a natural reserve that's dedicated to the preservation of the eponymous Torrey Pine tree. We only spent a morning here doing our usual loop through the trails (with views overlooking the ocean) before making our way down to …

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Destination: San Diego, California (2022 Edition, Part 3)

On our final day in San Diego, we spent time driving around town to check out different spots along the coastline. We started off at Coronado, an island off of San Diego's coast (but it's still part of the city) to check out the eponymous hotel, a large, wooden hotel that dates back to 1888. …

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Destination: Pismo Beach & Morro Bay, California (2022 Edition)

Just before reaching our accommodation for out two night's stay, we made quick stops at Pismo Beach and Morro Bay, two of the small beach cities in and around San Luis Obispo. It had been over a decade since I last stopped in these places: they're both mainly for tourism, for its surfing, boardwalk promenade, …

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