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Katie Dillon
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Attended University of California, San Diego
Lives in La Jolla, CA
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I am tired what feels like all of the time so am considering adding this gadget to our Sleep Number. Do you track your sleep? Does it help?

#Sleep #SleepIQ #ad  
We track exercise and diet so why not track sleep? The good news is that it's really easy with nothing to wear, nothing to turn on if you have SleepIQ.
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If you'd like to see "Art Alive" at the San Diego Museum of Art, here are the details as well as an opportunity to win tickets!

#sandiego   #Visitsandiego   #balboapark  
"Art Alive" is the San Diego Museum of Art's largest fundraiser with spectacular floral arrangements mirroring pieces in their Permanent Collection.
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I'm game to do anything to make my home more like a luxury hotel. :)
During Springtime, it's always about fresh and new beginnings and with that I like to do bedroom makeovers. I absolutely love new bedding. This Spring Calvin Klein Gazelle collection has launched and I just had to outfit my bed in this gorgeous beige collection.There is a soft sheen to the duvet and pillows that just look amazing in my bedroom, especially against my black walls.  I don't believe that you have to spend an arm and a le...
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I needed this. I also need new nightstands...
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#KidsNTrips Family Travel Planning Twitter Chat with +American Express 

We’ll discuss our best family travel planning tips, the benefits of the Hilton HHonors Card from American Express and our favorite resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio to book with points.

Conrad Maldives, anyone?

#familytravel   #luxurytravel   #ad  
The diversity of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio makes the Hilton HHonors™ Card from American Express incredibly valuable. Learn more via #KidsNTrips.
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Vote for the best family resort in the U.S.

Of course, this was an incredibly difficult list to narrow. Check it an vote for your favorite!

#familytravel   #luxurytravel  
Voting for the Best Family Resort is open! Cast your vote daily to help pick the 2015 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Family Resort.
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Win a 2-night stay at +Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas

Join #KidsNTrips  tomorrow (Thursday) at 9:30am PT for a spring and summer family travel tips Twitter party! We're giving away this awesome stay. Doesn't it look fun? 

#bahamas   #familytravel   #sponsored  
Join #KidsNTrips, the best family travel Twitter party, on 3/5 to enter to win a 2-night stay at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
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I'm in good company here. +Amie O'Shaughnessy +Heather Greenwood Davis +Liz Borod Wright +Colleen Padilla and I share our favorite +Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts around the world for family vacations. Take a peek -->

#familytravel   #luxurytravel  
Discover tips for family travel in destinations around the world from mothers who know travel, from Orlando to Hong Kong.
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It is great to see a couple of our favourite Four Seasons vacation destinations on the list!
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Have you used a Flytographer yet? Having a vacation photographer is pretty awesome. I was so tired of juggling camera gear by this point. We took our pics around Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong a few weeks ago since we lived in the hotel apartments for a while.

My only suggestion is to make sure you tell the photographer what you want to see in the photo. I wish we had one facing the opposite direction with Victoria Harbour in the background.

Pricing is reasonable though this shoot was complimentary for review purposes. I'm going to book on my own dime for a shoot in La Jolla.

#familytravel  
Get out from behind the camera and have a Flytographer capture your family vacation memories. Here's a review of our experience in Hong Kong.
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#KidsNTrips Family Travel Twitter Party Tomorrow!

Stop by tomorrow (Thursday) between 9:30 am PT/12:30pm ET to chat about family travel planning, how to earn Hilton HHonors points and best places to redeem them with American Express. We'll be giving away a few AMEX gift cards, too!

#luxurytravel   #familytravel  
The diversity of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio makes the Hilton HHonors™ Card from American Express incredibly valuable. Learn more via #KidsNTrips.
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On World Health Day, it feels appropriate to highlight an issue as important as worldwide malnutrition in kids under the age of 5.

It isn’t just a matter of them being hungry. The truth is that if essential nutrients aren’t received in these early years, body and brain development won’t occur properly and it’s impossible to make up for this lost opportunity.

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Join Amway's Power of 5 Campaign, which distributes important micronutrient supplements via NGOs in countries of greatest need with UN support.
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How to Spend 48 Hours in Las Vegas Like a VIP

If you have a United, Marriott, Alaska Airlines, British Airways or other Visa card, look in the corner to see if it says "Visa Signature". If so, you're entitled to awesome free perks like continental breakfast and resort credits if you book through the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection!

Here's how I rolled in Vegas (with much excess) like a Visa Signature cardholder. So fun.

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#VisaSignature   #UpgradeYourStay   #LuxuryHotelCollection   #luxurytravel   #sponsored   #lasvegas  
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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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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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