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Stay and Play in San Jose + #CountryInns Giveaway


“Stay and Play in San Jose” + Win a 2 night stay at any Country Inns and Suites in USA and Canada Calling San Jose a travel destination probably wasn’t too common twenty-five years back, and back then you wouldn’t hear of people vacationing in San Jose nearly as often as you do today.  Well as they say “times are a changin”, and the transformation in San Jose and the surrounding areas has made…

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San Diego Zoo Nighttime Zoo: Centennial Summer


The renowned San Diego Zoo rightfully stakes its claim on any list of best family attractions in the United States and even the best family attractions in the World. With San Diego’s perfect year-round weather there’s never a bad time to visit, but going on right now is the extremely special San Diego Zoo Nighttime Zoo: Centennial Summer.  The zoo is going all-out to celebrate the 100 year mark, a century rich in awe-inspiring experiences and…

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Monterey: A Jewel of a City on the finest California Coastline


Many thanks to See Monterey for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to experience all that Monterey County has to offer. Today’s post is sponsored by See Monterey, but my love for Monterey County is all my own! Planning for a summer getaway for your family?  Or maybe you are still looking for the perfect place to spend your big summer vacation? It is so important to treat ourselves and…

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Ratatouille Recipe Inspired by my Unforgettable Trip to France


Easy Ratatouille Recipe  This Easy Ratatouille Recipe is one of my popular posts. You can make one day in advance, keep in the fridge (covered) and reheated before serving. Ratatouille is a traditional French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice. France is famous the world over for many things, first and foremost their unrivaled cuisine.  From hors d’oeuvres like brie and pate, entrées such as  bouillabaisse and duck confit, and desserts ranging…

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Things to Do in Rancho Bernardo + Radisson ‘Take Me There’ Sweepstakes

Rancho Bernardo Radisson

 Thank you to Radisson for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to getaway! San Diego proudly calls itself America’s Finest City, and I find it to be quite a fitting nickname.  Tourists flock to the city for its perfect weather, family-friendly attractions, pristine beaches, and overall good vibes.  One of the prettiest parts of San Diego is Rancho Bernardo with winding golf courses at every turn and gorgeous mountains as…

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2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona


This morning is the kickoff of the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where all of the biggest names in technology have gathered to showcase their latest and greatest mobile products.  It’s thrilling for me to be here because A). mobile products are such an integral part of our lives and B). it’s insanely fun and so cutting edge! My first impression is awe and excitement!  You should see the colorful and modern booth that…

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My amazing week with Lenovo at the 2016 Mobile World Congress!! (#MWC16)

Lenovo Yoga

My amazing week with Lenovo at the 2016 Mobile World Congress!! (#MWC16) My week at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (#MWC16) in Barcelona is wrapping up… so much to talk about! I attended the conference as one of a handful of people selected as a Lenovo INsider, a group of Lenovo superfans with a diverse background ranging from technology to social media. Lenovo treated us like royalty the entire week…

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Ocean Pacific Grille – Elevated Pacific Rim Cuisine in Downtown San Diego

Big thanks to  Ocean Pacific Grille for inviting me to review their restaurant. All pictures are PoshJournal’s and opinions and viewpoints are based on our own experiences. Downtown San Diego keeps upping its game as a destination for food and entertainment, with Ocean Pacific Grille topping our list for best new restaurants in the area.  Going there is refreshing in every sense of the word, from the stylish atmosphere to the hip drinks and especially…

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Ontario Mills: a Mall with Class

Dave & Buster's Pasta

 Thanks to Ontario Mills for hosting our trip   Ontario Mills: an Outlet Mall with Class  Ontario Mills is an outlet mall with class.  The first thing you’ll notice are the fresh and hip stores at Ontario Mills, from to Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5thto Nordstrom Rack, Coach to Forever 21, Puma to Guess.  There’s nothing worse than driving to an outlet mall only to find dated brands and stores that you wouldn’t normally shop.  Not the case here. …

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Amazing Seafood and Breathtaking Views: A review of Tom Ham’s Lighthouse @tomhams

tom ham's lighthouse

Big thanks to Tom Ham’s Lighthouse  for inviting me to review their restaurant. All pictures are PoshJournal’s and opinions and viewpoints are based on our own experiences. For your next visit to America’s Finest City I highly recommend that the first thing you do is follow these quick steps: Step 1:  Take the 3 minute cab ride from the airport over to the San Diego Bay. Step 2:  Grab a seat at…

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Stickhouse Gelato – Italian. Pure. Beautiful.

Stickhouse Gelato - Italian. Pure. Beautiful.

  Disclosure : #PR trip. Want to be featured on PoshJournal? All pictures are PoshJournal’s and opinions and viewpoints are based on our own experiences. Let’s chat via As I was planning my trip through France and Italy I thought a lot about the food I’d be eating.  Would I get tired of the rich French food and want to move on to a different country sooner than planned?  Would so much Italian food…

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The Pub at Chino Hills – A Gastropub Doing It Right @ThePubatCH

Chorizo Duck Tacos

Big thanks to The Pub at Chino Hills for inviting me to review their restaurant. All pictures are PoshJournal’s and opinions and viewpoints are based on our own experiences. Want to be featured on PoshJournal? Email me via Chino Hills is a city that blends together some very different beats of the drum.  It is in the suburbs of Los Angeles and therefore at close range to one of the world’s…

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World’s Best Destinations for Vegetarians

World's Best Destinations for Vegetarian

World’s Best Destinations for Vegetarians Being a vegan is not always easy, especially while traveling. Many places don’t accommodate vegan dietary needs, but it doesn’t stop vegans from traveling around the world. The most important key to vegan travel is preparation and creating lists of restaurants and vegan-friendly locations to buy food. One tip is to always check out local markets for inexpensive menu options. These markets are a blast…

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Refined elegance at the luxurious @AnaheimMarriott Hotel near Disneyland

Anaheim Marriott Hotel near Disneyland - Hotel Review

Anaheim, California, like the rest of Southern California presents many sites to see, attractions to visit and things to do. With so many options presented, making a decision can be tough. For example, my family was faced with the question of whether we spend more time at Disneyland or take a day to see California Adventure. Difficult choices! When trying to plan out the perfect vacation choosing the right hotel…

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Top Culinary Experiences from Around the World

Top Culinary Experiences from Around the World

Unite Your Passions – World Travel and Food! Foodie vacations used to be the exclusive territory of those with advanced culinary skills or piles of money; thrifty travelers and non-cooking families would be left behind. Todays culinary experiences include eating tours and local cooking classes that are much more accessible, and even novices can enjoy learning about specialty dishes abroad. From street food tours, to children’s classes, to intimate lessons in…

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Best Twin Cities Attractions for a Fall Weekend Getaway

Best Twin Cities Attractions for a Fall Weekend Getaway

Best Twin Cities Attractions for a Fall Weekend Getaway Now is a great time to visit or revisit the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.  While Minnesota is often associated with friendly people or fun on the lakes, the state is also becoming known for its diverse activities and as the perfect destination for a weekend (or more).  Whether looking for a world-class art scene, the biggest and best…

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San Diego Automotive Museum | Balboa Park – VIDEO !

San Diego Auto Museum

San Diego Automotive Museum | Balboa Park – VIDEO ! San Diego Automotive Museum at Balboa Park. The museum features Frank Sinatra’s 1967 Austin Petrol Hire Car, Louie Mattar’s Fabulous $75,000 Car, a unique selection of motorcycles and even some bicycles too. One of the nice things about Balboa Park is Free Museum Tuesdays – for the first four Tuesdays of the month, San Diego County residents can get into…

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7 San Diego Attractions that won’t Break the Bank!

affordable San diego attractions

Want to visit San Diego on a tight budget? Here are 7 great attractions that won’t break the bank! San Diego is known as “America’s Finest City” for good reason, it is gorgeous and evokes a laid back, life is good attitude. While some attractions are incredibly pricey, we found some gems that are either free or quite affordable. 1. A day in La Jolla La Jolla has one of…

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Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure with Hornblower Cruises & Events! #Hornblower

If you run a search on whale watching or scenic cruises in California, Hornblower will probably come up as the biggest and the highest regarded.  We wanted to see for ourselves if they measured up, and they kindly agreed to take us aboard and share our experiences.  We opted for a whale watching tour out of San Diego last week. Note: If you’re interested in a similar whale watching tour…

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April Free Events In San Diego 2015

April FREE Events In San Diego 2015

April FREE Events In San Diego 2015 Upcoming San Diego events to help you plan your next vacation. Springtime events in America’s finest city, what could be better?  How about if those events are free!  Whether you are a local or an out-of-towner here on a Spring Break vacation, each of the following events should be a hit.  They are quite diverse, from hip(ster) Adams Avenue to Padres to my personal favorite…

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