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Katie Dillon
Works at lajollamom.com
Attended University of California, San Diego
Lives in La Jolla, CA
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What to Know Before Visiting Great Exuma in the Bahamas

The island is tiny and beautiful, but read this before booking your holiday there.

#itsbetterinthebahamas   #greatexuma  
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10 Best Places to Take Photos in La Jolla

Between the Pacific Ocean, sea lions, piers and stunning parks, we have a lot of options! #lajolla   #sandiego   #VisitSD  
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Learn the very best things to do in Hong Kong with kids.

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Headed to Hong Kong on a family vacation? Here are suggestions for things to do in Hong Kong with kids, from someone who lived there and visits often.
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Still need to get to Asia w/ my kiddos!

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Anyone want to win a 3-night Park City ski vacation?

Join me, +Colleen Lanin. +Jennifer Leo for #KidsNTrips on Twitter TODAY in 30 minutes - 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET with sponsor Visit Park City!

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Join the next #KidsNTrips family travel Twitter party to learn why you need to book a spring break vacation to Park City and perhaps win one!
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Jet lag is totally manageable if you're proactive. I had to master it as an expat constantly flying over the Pacific and my daughter doesn't get it at all. Here are my tips!

#travel #familytravel #flying
If you are flying long haul, here are some tips to help you avoid jet lag and beat jet lag symptoms when traveling overseas.
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An easy white wine sangria recipe for a crowd with apples, mint and ginger ale (or sparkling water for the calorie-conscious)! 

#recipe   #sangria   #ad  
This easy white wine sangria recipe is one of those recipes for a crowd that looks great, is simple to make and is a fun party drink.
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Hermès is on a quest to help endangered cats around the world http://cntrvlr.co/u0UlvFv
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These are the skincare products I use during and after long flights. They work!

#traveltips   #travel  
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Where to Celebrate Year of the Monkey in San Diego.

#cny   #sandiego   #visitSD  
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Love this clever idea. Create an edible photo story for your Valentine using your Instagram feed or other digital photos from special life moments... wedding, recent trip to Paris, kids at different ages or even the family pet.

(In partnership with Vintage Confections.)

#Instagram   #ValentinesDay  
Check out this clever idea... make your Valentine an edible photo story by printing Instagram and other photos on cute lollipops.
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Hi, Katie.  I own an e-marketing company, and I would like to speak with you about writing for a weekly newsletter that goes out to 30,000 people each week.  Please contact me: www.sarahschild.com
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I've had some time to reflect on my recent stay at Golden Door, the world's #1 destination spa.

Guests check in for a spiritual retreat, a private getaway, family bonding, weight loss (many people I spoke with are returning home thinner, including me), a break from work, to learn tools for a healthy lifestyle and so much more.

In a nutshell, I think most people come to regain their center. I certainly did and am honored to work with such a fantastic place. Have you been?

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 Yes, you should definitely stay at +Mandarin Oriental, Miami the next time you need a Miami luxury hotel. We LOVED it.

#luxurytravel   #familytravel   #fanofMO  
A review of Mandarin Oriental, Miami including family travel amenities, view rooms and fantastic restaurants inside the luxury hotel.
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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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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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AntiGravity yoga is available in the sand studio at Baja Body Athletic Club in Oceanside. We interview instructor Nicole Graves about its be

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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

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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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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