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Katie Dillon
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Attended University of California, San Diego
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Online Luxury Travel Charity Auction

Have you all seen this? Yasmin at Luxury Travel Diary has put together an awesome auction with many luxury travel deals to be had. VIP Paris shopping tours, private jet trips and lots of hotels!

I posted about it for her. #luxurytravel  
Luxury Travel Diary is hosting an online charity auction where participants can win exclusive experiences and luxury travel deals.
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Easy Coconut Macaroon Recipe

I baked macaroons on Friday for the first time in a while and they came out really tasty! I normally use evaporated milk but the only fat in these is from the coconut.  #recipes  #desserts #ad
This coconut macaroon recipe is so easy to make with only six ingredients including egg whites so the only fat is in the coconut. Decorate them, too.
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YUMMM! I invite you to share at my Thursday hop ( link up today through Sat midnight) Hugs!
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I think the Lake Poway youth fishing tournament is a super cool activity for kids this weekend in #sandiego!
Things to do in North County San Diego this week include The Marvel Experience, a youth fishing derby, free ice cream and more...
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Football Rice Krispie Treats

An oldie but goodie. The Cocoa Rice Krispies make them extra sweet. They are also incredibly easy to make.

#recipes  #superbowl #superbowlparty
This Football Rice Krispie treats recipe is a quick super bowl party dessert that kids and adults will both enjoy on game day and beyond.
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Stay in Beijing with kids at the Four Seasons

I stay in a lot of luxury hotels, but this one has very unique amenities like a cool library and tea garden. And, they spoiled my daughter with gifts and treats. I can't recommend it enough. Lots of photos included. 

#luxurytravel   #beijing  
See why Four Seasons Hotel Beijing with kids is a perfect mix of luxury and family travel and how they roll out the red carpet.
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Your morning sloth fix. #cute  
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Tips for traveling with a cold

Being sick while on vacation is a total drag but it's about mitigating the spread of germs as much as it is about feeling better. Here's what we do. [ad]

#travel   #health  
Fighting a cold while traveling is about alleviating symptoms and managing germs so that others don't get sick. Here are seven easy tips.
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Good advice here.
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Las Vegas with kids = yes!

Newly updated on Four Seasons Magazine: Why +Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is perfect for kids (and you) along with a list of fun things you can do there as a family.

#LasVegas #luxurytravel #familytravel
Discover the best family-friendly things to do in this exciting city.
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I've partnered with eight other travel writers to give away $1000 worth of Anatomie luxury travel clothing! It dries wrinkle-free which is perfect for looking good on long family vacations (and daily wear). Enter below...

#anatomiegiveaway  #luxurytravel #giveaway
I've joined forces with either other travel blogs to give away $1000 worth of high-performance, designer travel clothes by Anatomie.
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Very cool stuff happening in the sky this year! 
A look ahead at the heavens, where moon shadows and planetary pairings promise to make 2015 delightful.
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Mandarin Oriental, New York

I have a thing for Asia chic in a luxury hotel. No one does it better than MO! See why this is considered the nicest hotel in New York City.

#luxurytravel  #familytravel #newyorkcity
A review of our stay at the chic Mandarin Oriental, New York which is one of the best luxury hotels in the city and surprisingly family-friendly.
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Mandarin Oriental, New York

We stayed here over New Year's and, wow, is this a NICE hotel and surprisingly family-friendly. Have a look! #luxurytravel   #familytravel   #Newyorkcity  
A review of our stay at the chic Mandarin Oriental, New York which is one of the best luxury hotels in the city and surprisingly family-friendly.
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+Keryn Means Oh bummer. That one has a good location, too. I've never met a MO I didn't love.
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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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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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London - Hong Kong - La Jolla
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10 Tips for Gardening in Drought Conditions | INSTALL-IT-DIRECT
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Knowing where to focus your efforts when gardening in drought conditions will keep your plants in tip-top shape. Here is what you need to do

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets
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A look ahead at the heavens, where moon shadows and planetary pairings promise to make 2015 delightful.

30 Days, 30 Ways to Good Health
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Now that New Year's is over and we've all had a day to recover, it's time to focus on resolutions. If you're thinking of eating better in th

New Year's Outdoors: California First Day Hikes
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The California State Parks support the get-out-and-be-in-nature tradition.

Black Friday blowout sale
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Saving 90 percent on some of North America’s nicest resort hotels

Things to Do in North County San Diego: Events Nov 20-Nov 26 | Your Nort...
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Events in North County San Diego this week include the Gourmet Food Truck Festival, the Susan G. Komen 3-day and much more.

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Events in North County San Diego this week include SnowJam, Asian Film Festival, Reggae Fest and more...

Exploring Port Townsend with kids
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Located at the very tip of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend has a lot to offer families. From the quaint waterfront town

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If you're looking to spruce up your front entryway, have a look at these 8 simple techniques...A well planned front entry can be an extensio

Traveling on a Budget This Holiday Season
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Reasons to Try AntiGravity Yoga at Baja Body | Your North County
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AntiGravity yoga is available in the sand studio at Baja Body Athletic Club in Oceanside. We interview instructor Nicole Graves about its be

How Green Are Your Gardening Tools? | INSTALL IT DIRECT
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Learn how your powered gardening tools may be negatively impacting the environment and what you can do about it.

Hong Kong – betrayed by China. And abandoned by the British
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The protests in Hong Kong are not just about democracy, but about honouring a promise

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Children who play on natural playgrounds referred to as playscapes tend to play longer and stay more focused. Here's how to build one in you

See What's Trending at Carlsbad's New J.Crew - Your North County
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The new J.Crew store in The Forum Carlsbad features clothes for men, women and kids along with accessories for all.

Things to Do in North County San Diego: Events Sept 25 - Oct 1 | Your No...
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This week in North County San Diego brings Oceanside Harbor Days, The Spirits of Mexico Festival and the start of Halloween fun.

Record Drought Hastens Dramatic Spread of California Wildfires
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The fast-spreading King fire is raising concerns about climate change's role in making droughts more frequent and wildfires more intense.

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Vintage decor , in lieu of recognizable pieces from popular catalogs, adds the kind of wow factor to a yard that is completely unique to the

Experience Eco-Tourism Via Sea Turtle Releases in Mexico
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Resorts have partnered with Mexico's local governments and scientists to rescue sea turtle eggs from beaches and allow guests to assist with

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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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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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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