How to Drive Like a Local: A Guide for Transplants and Tourists

One of the challenges of getting to know any new city is learning the unspoken rules of its roads. That problem is compounded exponentially by the quirkiness, shall we say, of San Diego drivers. Therefore, in order to reduce the chances of a misunderstanding, visitors and more permanent arrivals would do well to educate themselves … Continue reading How to Drive Like a Local: A Guide for Transplants and Tourists

Balboa Park in Bloom: September

How would you like to tour one of the most magnificent urban parks in the United States without looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful trees from around the world. Towering giants and quirky flora from Australia, South and Central America, South Africa, India, and China thrive in San Diego’s Mediterranean … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: September

Balboa Park in Bloom: August

How would you like to tour a magnificent park without looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful trees from around the world. Towering giants and quirky flora from Australia, South and Central America, South Africa, India, and China thrive in San Diego’s Mediterranean climate. The magnificent diversity is such that different … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: August

Balboa Park in Bloom: July

Why not tour the largest urban park in the United States without looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful trees from around the world. Towering giants and quirky flora from Australia, South and Central America, South Africa, India, and China thrive in San Diego’s Mediterranean climate. The magnificent diversity is such … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: July

The San Diego Symphony is Back!

Last night, the San Diego Symphony, led by conductor Rafael Payare, performed their inaugural concert at The Shell, a stunning new outdoor venue on San Diego's waterfront. Following opening remarks by Symphony CEO Martha Gilmer, the ensemble performed Mozart's Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp, Schubert's Unfinished Symphony in B Minor, and Romero's … Continue reading The San Diego Symphony is Back!

Balboa Park in Bloom: June

Take a break from Netflix and enjoy a look at Balboa Park’s flowering trees. You’ll learn a few fun facts about each and get a couple surprises along the way. The Balboa Park trees in bloom during June are: Tipuana TipuGold MedallionBeestillMexican Palo VerdeMarkhamiaAustralian WillowCrepe MyrtleCockspur CoralJacarandaMagnoliaSweetshadeAustralian Flame Tree ** Tipuana Tipu https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/tipuana-tipu Location(s) in … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: June

Balboa Park in Bloom: February

How would you like to tour a magnificent urban forest without looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful trees from around the world. Towering giants and quirky flora from Australia, South and Central America, South Africa, India, and China thrive in San Diego’s Mediterranean climate. Join me in a look at … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: February