Jody Robinson

Destination Dining

Tavern at the Mission

Home to the incredible swallow migration, San Juan Capistrano boasts a uniquely rich cultural history, old town charm and one of the region’s most popular eateries: Tavern at the Mission. Situated in the heart of the city’s glittering mission district directly across from the Mission itself, Tavern at the Mission’s

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Travel & Leisure

Discover the Charm of Little Italy. San Diego’s Hidden Gem

One of the most charming and idyllic cities on this state’s golden coast, San Diego has so many options for entertainment and delight. Nestled in the heart of America’s Finest City lies a cultural gem that captures the essence of Italy without ever leaving the shores of California. So when

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Soaring Beyond Limits:The Thrill of iFly Indoor Skydiving

Unlike many of my friends who rave about adrenaline rush of skydiving, I have a fear of heights and have never understood the impulse to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. But when my 17-year-old son expressed an interest in defying gravity on our recent mother/son day in San

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Travel & Leisure

Grande Colonial Hotel

Experience Timeless Elegance, Coastal Charm and Exceptional Hospitality in the Heart of La Jolla Fabulous, fascinating, festive, flawless, fractious. I know, the last one doesn’t really fit in. But honestly, when our family’s recent stay ended at the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, I was feeling particularly irritable. Not

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Destination Dining

Benny and Mary’sWhimsical World

Divine Irvine eatery where dining becomes an adventure Ordinary meals are transformed into extraordinary experiences at Benny and Mary’s, one of Irvine’s newest and arguably most imaginative of eateries. Culinary delights, inventive craft cocktails and an immersive atmosphere were the hallmarks of a recent enchanting evening out when my husband,

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Travel & Leisure

Dive into Adventure at SeaWorld San Diego + The Seven Seas (Food Festival)

Nestled along the picturesque shores of San Diego, SeaWorld stands as a beacon of marine conservation, education, and entertainment. From awe-inspiring animal encounters to thrilling rides and captivating shows, SeaWorld San Diego offers visitors an immersive experience that celebrates the wonders of the ocean. Although we’ve visited many times over

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Destination Dining

Puesto Los Olivos Irvine

Award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen + Bar My husband and I live for a good party. We love hubbub. Give us a guest list and free reign to plan a night out, and we’ll strive to toss together the exact mix of elements to create a memorable experience for all. Like

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Travel & Leisure

Exploring the Charm of The Pali Wine Co. Outpost in Anaheim

Nestled amidst Anaheim’s bustling streets and vibrant atmosphere lies a hidden gem for wine enthusiasts. The Pali Wine Co. Outpost’s warm and inviting ambiance sets the tone for an memorable wine-tasting journey for date night, evening out with friends or celebrations of all sorts. The rustic yet elegant décor, coupled

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Travel & Leisure

Bahia Resort Hotel. A Quintessential Coastal Retreat

This year marks a pair of milestones in our family. Our son turned 17 and our daughter celebrated her Sweet 16 last month. In addition to arranging teen parties with their friends, I planned a family weekend at what has become one of our favorite staycation destinations over the years:

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Destination Dining

Sushi Roku

It’s estimated that the average person makes roughly 35,000 decisions per day, only about 120 of which are informed – which assumes a higher level of thinking went into them, perhaps assuming that executive functions are put aside. Unsurprising that some of those decisions are about food: what am I

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