Hike Like a Local: 9 Spectacular Hiking Trails in San Diego

When people think of San Diego they think of sandy beaches, incredible surf, and a lively city, but what they don’t know is this is also a hiker’s paradise. Its unbelievably diverse backcountry is one of its best kept secrets where everything from a palm oasis to a mixed-conifer forest can be found. Whether you’re … Read more

15 Kid-friendly Things to Do in San Diego This Summer

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. – Raymond Duncan. Though Duncan’s quote is tongue-in-cheek, it does remind us that the little ones are about to have a summer full of free time that we parents are expected to fill. As our children’s first teachers, we want … Read more

Chicano Park: From Embattled, Undeveloped Land to National Historic Landmark

Ceasar Chavez once said, “From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.” Those words reflect the decades-long community efforts that resulted in elevating Chicano Park from an embattled, undeveloped swath of land to a National … Read more

Desert in Bloom: Anza-Borrego Wild Flowers

The Anza-Borrego Desert Bloom is as unpredictable as Mother Nature herself. Conditions have to be just right – abundant rain December to February, mild temperatures below 85 degrees, and average desert winds. It’s the precise formula for producing a tapestry of brilliant color that carpets the desert floor with blooms. Most years are a disappointment, … Read more