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Exploring San Diego’s Craft Breweries: 2 Newcomers and 2 Classics

Exploring San Diego’s Craft Breweries: 2 Newcomers and 2 Classics:

It’s early fall, and we’re exploring San Diego County’s beer scene. We’re collaborating with Expedia on this delicious assignment to see how two of the county’s newest breweries stack up against a couple of our all-time favorites. For those of you who don’t know, over the last five years, San Diego has garnered near-mythical status among beer pilgrims, hop heads, and ambitious brewers from as far east as Japan. But as more and more breweries…

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Discovering North County San Diego’s Best Skateparks with a Kia Soul

Discovering North County San Diego's Best Skateparks with a Kia Soul:

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was time–approximately 15 years or so ago–when San Diego didn’t have the concrete skateparks it has today. The skate culture was there; it always has been. And in 1999, an unlikely city stepped up. Vista built the first modern day public concrete park in the county. The off-white slab featured light transitions, street elements–handrails, boxes, stairs, etc.–and fairly smooth concrete. While it is a far cry from what…

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Exploring San Diego’s Best Skateparks with a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Exploring San Diego's Best Skateparks with a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Prior to visiting San Diego in May, I came up with the idea that I wanted to create a guide to my favorite San Diego Skateparks. I fell in love with skateboarding as a scrawny kid in western Pennsylvania during the Regan Administration. In those days we only had the street, church parking lots (one of the few places that we didn’t get kicked out of) and homemade ramps. We consumed Thrasher Magazine and VHS…

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8 Amazing…Places to Get Your Buzz On in San Diego

8 Amazing...Places to Get Your Buzz On in San Diego

We love bars. We love San Diego. Why we never shared our favorite watering holes with you guys is beyond me. San Diego’s bar scene is as eclectic as they come, from tiki-dives to high-rise lounges, the city has something for everyone when it comes to libations.  For years, we’ve recommended many of these places to friends and visiting cocktail lovers, so I’m excited to be sharing them with you today. Pacific Shores Cafe Whether…

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Update: Breaking Oregon, the Big C, New Buggl Guide & Win A Weekend in any City

Update: Breaking Oregon, the Big C, New Buggl Guide & Win A Weekend in any City

Last we talked, Beth, Chachy (our almost fearless 10-pound hound) and I were jetting across the country to experience the wonder that is Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Well, I’m happy to report that we got to experience the national park in all of its snowy glory, and it was magnificent. Something else happened to us along the way in southern Oregon, though, we met a whole lot of passionate people doing some pretty…

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San Diego Travel | Win FREE NIGHTS With Ocean Park Inn!

An exterior photo of the Ocean Park Inn in San Diego.

[google1][pinit count=”vertical” url=”http://www.beersandbeans.com” float=”right”] One of our favorite things in the world (besides traveling, of course) is spreading the word about ways our readers can win free stuff. And this recent promotion from the Ocean Park Inn in Pacific Beach, San Diego, really hit home with us, because this was the neighborhood where we fell in love. On top of our own personal memories, it also happens to be one of the coolest beaches in…

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4 reasons I’m Psyched to be Going Back To California

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[google1][pinit count=”vertical” url=”http://www.beersandbeans.com” float=”right”] It’s been 272 days since I’ve last visited southern California, but hey who’s counting. Just about the time this post goes live today , we will be sleeping off our jet lag in San Diego, where most of our time will be spent visiting mom in Temecula. However, we will also be heading up to Los Angeles to speak at American Society of Travel Agents‘ TheTravelBloggerShow (Sept. 8 and 9), which…

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