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Torrey Pines, An All-Time Local Favorite An eternal explorer, Carmel Valley resident and travel writer Cynthia Dial doesn’t have to travel far for a world-class hiking destination. In quest of travel articles I’ve hiked in some exceptional spots . . . from Maui’s Seven Sacred Pools to British Columbia’s Canadian Rockies to Wilder Kaiser in […]

World’s Top 10 Best Shopping Cities Inside Scoop from a Globetrotting Pro  For many, a vacation translates to shopping – seeing the sights of the aisles.  To these travelers, urban adventures of the retail persuasion are more appealing than on-the-road lures including sightseeing, night life . . . even beach going. I am one of […]

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With the opening of new eateries . . . from Burlap to Taverna Blu . . .one may return from an evening out with more than delicious memories. Solution: Follow in local travel journalist Cynthia Dial’s steps to hike off unwanted pounds. A little back-story. I visited British Columbia and its Mountain Trek Hiking Spa […]

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Though only two or so hours from the Carmel Valley San Diego, Beverly Hills showcases another world.  Venture into that glam and glitz world with local travel journalist Cynthia Dial. STEP INTO HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN AGE AT MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS Let me introduce you to Montage Beverly Hills.  It’s two blocks from Rodeo Drive, across from […]

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The Good Life Close to Home Just north on I-5 and only one hour from the Carmel Valley San Diego community, is a resort considered by many “the best of the best.”  Local travel journalist Cynthia Dial sampled these luxurious digs with surfers and starlets. From the moment I rolled in, I felt special.  As […]

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Inside the Grand Del Mar Though around the corner, this resort feels around the world from the Carmel Valley San Diego community, the location of this famous haunt. See how local resident Cynthia Dial rates this premier hideaway. Superlatives define Grand Del Mar. San Diego’s sole Tom Fazio-designed course. Southern California’s only chef claiming both […]

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Bike Ride Along Pacific Beach Tower 23. A great place to start your day doing a bike ride all along Pacific Beach, Mission Beach area. Great weather. Great views. Just a great way to unwind. We visited the roller coaster and we also actually had the privilege of seeing a wedding that was just starting […]

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I’ve been in all inclusive experience was important for us coming out to Sandos Finisterra and we definitely had a lot of options here while we were vacationing in terms of eating, drinking, whatever and I talked about the Cup Cake Cafe which is behind us. Let’s talk a little bit about the other Cabo […]

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I think it is safe to say that food is important for everyone especially when vacationing. A Cabo Cafe that serves food and coffee is especially a treat. Here in Sandos Finisterra, there are six or seven different options for you on a daily basis. I am inside Cupcake Cafe which is one of our favorites. We were […]

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  Is it important for you to have a nice workout facility or gym for you to exercise in during your vacation? Well, if you are like me, then the answer is yes, because for me, it’s important to have a place where I can go work out. Sandos Finisterra definitely has something like that.   I’m about to […]

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Have you ever wanted to sit out, lay out beach side or pool side? Well, I’m here luckily at this wonderful beach resort here in Cabo San Lucas. It is Sandos Finisterra. This beach actually is pretty calm as you could see. The water itself is not calm and I’ll explain later why it’s not. […]

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World-Renown La Jolla is Just Minutes Away for Carmel Valley Residents La Jolla’s endless summer ambience, impressive ocean views, striking sandstone cliffs, and luxury estate living make it one of the most desirable locations within San Diego County. Spanish for “the jewel,” La Jolla has perfect Mediterranean weather and exquisite homes along it’s lush hillsides […]

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