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Katie Dillon
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Because it's NEVER too early to start thinking about Mother's Day, right?

#sponsored #mothersdaygifts  
The folks at eBay curated a Mother's Day gift guide featuring a wide range of awesome options in a variety of price ranges.
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Very cute, written by one of +Jessica Voigts 's students! #travel  
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The tourist's guide to China high speed trains

This is basically the information I couldn't find (in English) on the internet before we bulleted between cities. Tip: Book business class with lie-flat seats!!!!

#luxurytravel #familytravel  

http://lajollamom.com/2014/04/china-high-speed-trains/
Tips for taking China's high speed trains including how to read your ticket, the boarding process, seats, food and more. Also, a business class seat review.
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Lots of San Diego-based companies do cool things

Carlsbad is home to the largest independent sunglass and goggle company. They're about to release perhaps the most eco-friendly sunglasses ever made.

#sandiego #carlsbad  
SPY has teamed up with the non-profit Surfrider Foundation for the release of what may be one of the most eco-friendly sunglass frames ever made.
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10 Things You May Not Know About Hangzhou, China

I took my daughter last week and can't wait to go back. It's stunning in the spring, our hotel was fab, the lake is a UNESCO site and we went tea picking. LOVED it.
Hangzhou is a gorgeous resort city in China though unfamiliar to many in the West. Here are 10 things to know about it, especially the West Lake area.
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A Ferrari Hotel?

I'm not sure what else to say! #luxurytravel
Hotel fans, start your engines.Plans are on track to open the world's first Ferrari Hotel in a new Ferrari Land theme park in 2016 in Spain, a company spokes...
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Share your #familytravel tips and posts today on Twitter at 9:30am PDT using hashtag #KidsNTrips! There will be prizes, too.

http://lajollamom.com/2014/04/twitter-travel-chats-kidsntrips/
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Here's how to plant gorgeous succulent containers

Did you know that you can root a new succulent plant from just a leaf cutting? This and other tips here...

#gardening #outdoorliving  
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I used to travel like this before I became a mom and had to plan itineraries in advance.
 
#Travel Quote : Perhaps This Is the Best Quote about Traveling.. isn't it :-) ?

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S'mores with Peeps

I keep meaning to try this at home. Though, you can make them tableside at the Duck Dive in Pacific Beach... which is a surprisingly family-friendly gastropub during the day.

#sandiego #peeps #easter  
The Duck Dive in Pacific Beach features Easter tableside s'mores with Peeps throughout April.
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Freelance luxury travel and lifestyle writer
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  • lajollamom.com
    Managing editor/owner, 2009 - present
    I also freelance for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, 10Best.com, and Trekaroo.com.
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La Jolla, CA
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London - Hong Kong - La Jolla
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Luxury travel, family travel and lifestyle writer
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I write a Southern California lifestyle site called La Jolla Mom and am the 10Best/USA TODAY Travel local expert for San Diego. Other freelance writing work can be viewed on Have Family Will Travel (a Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts blog), Taste by Four Seasons and Four Seasons Magazine online.
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Mom to one 6-year-old daughter and giant dog. Wife to an international corporate attorney.
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  • University of California, San Diego
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Shop eBay's Mother's Day Gift Guide #eBayMom
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The folks at eBay curated a Mother's Day gift guide featuring a wide range of awesome options in a variety of price ranges.

Things to Do in North County San Diego April 17 - 23 | Your North County
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A variety of Easter egg hunts and even a Jeff Bridges concert fill the North County San Diego event calendar this week.

Chat Family Travel on Twitter with #KidsNTrips - 4/17 at 9:30am PDT
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Kids N Trips is a new family travel Twitter chat series happening two Thursdays per month at 9:30am PT. Hashtag is #KidsNTrips. Learn how to

How to Liven Up Outdoor Living Spaces with Succulent Containers | INSTAL...
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There's no better way to liven up paver or poured concrete patios than with colorful succulent containers. Here's how to plant them and use

Local Companies That Rock: SPY Leads The Eco-Eyewear Movement | Your Nor...
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SPY has teamed up with the non-profit Surfrider Foundation for the release of what may be one of the most eco-friendly sunglass frames ever

Eat This: Tableside Peeps S'mores at The Duck Dive in San Diego
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The Duck Dive in Pacific Beach features Easter tableside s'mores with Peeps throughout April.

Outdoor Bars: Design, Gadgets and Party Tips | Entertaining
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So, you want an outdoor bar. Here are the latest gadgets, design ideas and even some tips for making your outdoor party a success.

10 Things You May Not Know About Hangzhou, China
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Hangzhou is a gorgeous resort city in China though unfamiliar to many in the West. Here are 10 things to know about it, especially the West

Cafe Japengo Now Has Three Happy Hours | La Jolla Restaurants
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One of San Diego's best sushi restaurants, Cafe Japengo in La Jolla, offers discounted Pacific Rim favorites like sushi or drinks during thr

10 DIY Repurposed Seed Starting Pots | INSTALL-IT-DIRECT
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There's no need to spend money on seed starting kits or plants when it's inexpensive and easy to make repurposed seed starting pots at home.

Tokyo Narita Japan Airlines Sakura Lounges + Admirals Club Review
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Each time I pass through Tokyo Narita airport, I spend time in the Japan Airlines Sakura Lounges or American Airlines Admirals Club. Here's

Things to Do in North County San Diego: Events April 3 - 9 | Your North ...
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Events this week in North County San Diego include spring time favorites such as Butterfly Jungle and even a Bluegrass festival at the Flowe

The Improved La Jolla Brewing Company | San Diego Restaurants
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La Jolla Brewing Company's new ownership brought a refreshed interior, five beers brewed on site, a gourmet menu and a better restaurant exp

Why Multigenerational Travel Is a Hot Trend Now | Family Travel
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Wondering why there's so much buzz surrounding multigenerational travel? Here are unique trip ideas and tips for surviving this kind of fami

14 Ways to Prepare Your Home Before a Vacation |#FinishMoms
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Prepare your home before a vacation by doing these simple tasks that keep it safe, energy efficient and make it look like you're home.

Why You Need a Day of Bliss at The Spa at Torrey Pines (Win It) - La Jol...
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One of San Diego's best spas, The Spa at Torrey Pines, is giving away a Day of Bliss including 50-min treatment, A.R. Valentien lunch and lo

A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | Au...
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A pilot with 20 years of experience provides the best explanation yet on what happened to flight MH370.

Homeowner's Most Popular Landscape Design Elements | INSTALL-IT-DIRECT
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A survey done by the American Society of Landscape Architects reveals outdoor design elements homeowners want most in the yard from patios t

How to Plan a Heritage Trip to Ireland | Multigenerational Travel
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One of the most popular multigenerational travel trends are heritage trips. Ireland has tons of resources to make piecing together a family

After talking on the phone with them twice this morning, I drove all the way down to their San Diego drop off location with my personal laptop. They failed to tell me that I should have gone somewhere to have my hard drive removed. I wasted over an hour of my time, which at the moment is an hour I don't have to waste. So this makes me wonder what else they would have been forgetting to tell me. I find this extremely poor service.
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reviewed a year ago
We have used Chism Brothers many times over the last 7 years. They do the best work, by far, and it's nice to have people in the house that I trust. Highly recommend.
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reviewed 2 years ago
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Dishonest, wasted my time and now my car still needs brakes. They knew the make and model of my car, what time that I was bringing it in, and that I had my 4 year old daughter with me and would need to wait nearby. Two hours after I took a taxi to Fashion Valley Mall I CALLED (they told me they would) to check on the car. It was 5:14 (I dropped the car off at 3:15pm) and they said they didn't have the rotors in stock and that it would have to wait until the following day. Not only that, but by the time I wasted cab fare, and the fare I'll have to waste tomorrow to take it somewhere else (would your 4 year old wait 3 hours in a Midas? I didn't think so) I'll have spent the $100 in savings on pads that I would have accrued two years from now or whatever. I am not price sensitive though, if you tell me you can fix my car, then you had better freaking fix it. I would have paid $800 tonight for them to just have freaking fixed it. It's the slow roll, shady, dishonest thing that I HATE.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago