California’s Best Beach Towns (& Where to Stay!)

California is known for its diverse terrain, including arid deserts, lush forests, and fine beaches. Here are some of California’s best beach towns, from north to south. You’ll find a couple of the characteristics that set each town apart as well as hotel recommendations for when you plan your trip.  The rest of this post contains some affiliate links. If you book using my link, … Continue reading California’s Best Beach Towns (& Where to Stay!)

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Where to watch Premier League soccer in San Diego

This post on San Diego soccer pubs is from a member of the Voyageer Contributor Team. Find out how to have your post featured here! Since San Diego is a city filled with transplants, it’s only fitting that it has a thriving soccer, or football culture. I started following the Premier League’s Arsenal football club after visiting London on a college trip in 2010. When I moved … Continue reading Where to watch Premier League soccer in San Diego

A Day in Temecula’s Wine Country

If you’re visiting San Diego or Los Angeles, and want to get out of the city for a day, I recommend driving out to Temecula Wine Country. Located 60 minutes from San Diego and 90 minutes from L.A., a day among the rolling hills will be a welcome respite. Know Before You Go Many of the wineries on Rancho California Road are larger and more … Continue reading A Day in Temecula’s Wine Country

Your First Time Visiting San Diego (Local’s Favorites)

Putting together a post about my hometown has proven to be challenging. Finding a starting point is particularly tricky since I have years of recommendations for my ever-evolving city. Luckily, two of my close friends visited us at the end of last month. It was their first time visiting San Diego, which allowed me to make a itinerary for them and firm up my recommendations for … Continue reading Your First Time Visiting San Diego (Local’s Favorites)

Lunar New Year in San Diego (updated for 2018)

2015 was my first time celebrating Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year to some), and I had an amazing time. My friend invited a bunch of us out to dim sum on a Sunday morning. The food was amazing, the place was packed with families all giving off a festive vibe, and there was even a lion dance performance by a local community group. There are a number … Continue reading Lunar New Year in San Diego (updated for 2018)

25+ San Diego Businesses to support on #SmallBizSat 2017

Who cares about Black Friday? Well, I love getting a good deal… you know, online & in the comfort of my own home, but I don’t like to brave the crowds unless I am doing it for a good cause like supporting a San Diego Small Business! On November 25, The Voyageer Instagram stories is featuring a few of my very favorite San Diego shops. … Continue reading 25+ San Diego Businesses to support on #SmallBizSat 2017

How to Halloween in San Diego

Okay, I am not a Halloween person. Judging by the amount of effort my neighbors are putting into decorations (more than Christmas it seems), Halloween is actually gaining in popularity as a holiday as the years go by. Although October 31st is on a Tuesday this year, there are plenty of opportunities to get the pants scared off of you leading up to the Big Night. … Continue reading How to Halloween in San Diego

5 Must-Eat Sweet Treats in San Diego’s Convoy Area

Starbucks might have gained notoriety this summer for the unicorn frap and the pink drink, but I have never seen a more broad option of sweet flavors than at a boba/bubble tea shop. When I’m in the mood for something sweet, I instinctively head up to the Convoy Street area in Clairemont Mesa/Kearny Mesa, San Diego. Located in the “wine glass” between the 805 and … Continue reading 5 Must-Eat Sweet Treats in San Diego’s Convoy Area

Locals’ Favorite San Diego Neighborhoods

Locals’ Favorite San Diego Neighborhoods San Diego is a city made up of a patchwork of neighborhoods. Many visitors stick to out the downtown Gaslamp quarter and to the beaches, but in doing that they miss some true gems. If you head to any of my favorite neighborhoods, you will be sure to find a ton of locals who can steer you towards great food, … Continue reading Locals’ Favorite San Diego Neighborhoods

Groovy Hotel: The Pearl in San Diego

Flashback to 10 years ago. I started college in Point Loma, San Diego and commuted down Rosecrans Street every day. A unique-looking vintage hotel out the right window caught my eye each and every time as I headed to class. I always imagined what it was like inside and dreamed of staying there. I now know that The Pearl had at that time (2007) recently completed their … Continue reading Groovy Hotel: The Pearl in San Diego