Posts Tagged ‘Southern California’

California’s Finest Castle: A Quick Weekend Getaway to Cambria

California’s Finest Castle: A Quick Weekend Getaway to Cambria
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols There’s no better time than now to start fleshing out your summer plans. Sure, it may be the middle of winter and you may be freezing in your parka and mittens, but there are benefits to planning early. If you make your reservations now, you’ll likely find numerous...
March 25th, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

The Birch Aquarium, San Diego: A Window on What’s Under There

The Birch Aquarium, San Diego: A Window on What’s Under There
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. Spending a few hours at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, Southern California is as soothing as it is beautiful—unless you bring your three small daughters like I used to do, and then it’s just an elementary school-level lesson in...
September 18th, 2014 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, California

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, California
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. LIVING IN A tourist destination is not always a good thing. In fact, it sometimes borders on being a major inconvenience. For example, during the summer, my family and I do not go to the beach. We live about three miles from the white,...
May 8th, 2014 | Scenic Wonders, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. One of the great benefits of living in a tourist destination is that there are days when I get to be the tourist.  Believe it or not, even after nearly 25 years, there’s a lot of San Diego I have not yet seen. On the first really...
April 20th, 2012 | GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Play and Real Life Review: Tortilla Curtain, San Diego Repertory Theatre

Play and Real Life Review: Tortilla Curtain, San Diego Repertory Theatre
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. AS A PERSON who prides herself on being on time, I arrived at Horton Plaza with plenty of time to spare. I parked on one of the upper levels and sat tweeting in my car for a bit. After all, I had plenty of time to make it to the San...
April 3rd, 2012 | SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

How a Former East Coaster Survives the Christmas Holidays in a Tropical Climate

How a Former East Coaster Survives the Christmas Holidays in a Tropical Climate
By guest blogger Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. BEING AN EAST COAST (outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) transplant living on the West Coast (Carlsbad, California) can be a real bummer during the Christmas holiday season. White sandy beaches are definitely not the same as a sea of...
December 20th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, USA MAINLAND | Read More