Victorian San Diego’s “Palace of the Arts.”

Autumn Aquarius front Villa montezuma

The grand and stately Villa Montezuma. Built for musician, writer, and Spiritualist, Jesse Shepard in 1887, it was coined the “Palace of the Arts,” a place made for art, music, and literature.

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Christmas Night at Julian Hotel

There is an adorable historic Bed and Breakfast Inn located smack dab in the middle of Main Street in Julian. You will love this cozy, charming Inn!

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Family, are you in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland did not often come up on my travel radar, but while doing some family genealogy research, I came across some info that piqued my interest and prompted a visit!

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A Glimpse of How I see Mankato.

Mankato Autumn Aquarius

On this last visit to my dad’s hometown, I had some time to myself to catch the sunrise and snap some photos of things I think make this town so special.

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A Glimpse of Ancient Ireland

Being a history geek you can imagine the excitement and anticipation I felt at getting to visit Newgrange and the Hill of Tara. And no, just seeing it was not enough. I had to be inside of it too of course.

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Hallowmas in San Diego

          In case it wasn’t obvious, Autumn is my favorite season. I love when it gets dark earlier and the weather gets a bit cooler.  It’s true that here in San Diego we may not have an Autumn in the “traditional” sense like most other places, but I love it all […]

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A Royally Spooky Weekend Aboard the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary is purportedly one of the most haunted places in California. This luxurious ocean liner, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sailed the seas from 1936 to 1967 and has carried everyone from glamorous celebrities, to royalty, and dignitaries.  She has even served in World War II as a troopship transporting thousands […]

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