Friday, April 22, 2011

Day Tripping With Your Dog in Southern California

California Destination Guide received a review copy of Maggie Espinosa's book The Privileged Pooch and were delighted reading this excellent travel guide. The Privileged Pooch is a high-end travel guide to the pet-friendliest places in southern California. Listed in this wonderful book are hotels, boutiques, and eateries that will appeal to dog owners whether or not they are traveling with their pets. The book has numerous pictures along with detailed descriptions, links and directions to pooch friendly places in Southern California. There is even paw prints ratings for each place.

About the Author
Maggie Espinosa is an award-winning travel journalist who writes for national and international publications. She has been interviewed on syndicated radio programs and has reported on ABC TV. She has traveled to five continents and has lived in Europe and the Caribbean. She now lives in San Diego, CA, with her husband and Privileged Pooch, Marcel.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Birch Aquarium San Diego New Exhibit

Visitors to Birch Aquarium this summer will be treated to a new exhibit, more than 60 habitats teeming with fishes along with more than 60 habitats teeming with sea creatures..

Boundless Energy, made possible through the support of lead sponsor Sempra
Energy Foundation, will showcase innovative ways to harness renewable energy
from the sun, wind and ocean motion. The exhibit ­ located in the Robert
Smargon Exhibit Court, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean ­ features
highly educational, interactive elements that encourage learning through

Boundless Energy exhibit will deepen visitors' understanding of how renewable energy
sources can produce clean electricity, the benefits and challenges of
deriving energy from these sources and the innovations making this energy
increasingly available in the marketplace.

Get charged up about the future of energy. On Saturday, July 9, Birch
Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, will open
Boundless Energy, an outdoor, interactive exhibit that explores how we can
use natural forces to power our lives

More about Birch Aquarium San Diego

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Neptune's Net Seafood

Neptune's Net is a throwback eatery from the 1960's located on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu California. Somehow this funky beach restaurant has survived the demolition ball and remains a popular destination for beach goers and bikers. Self service, picnic table seating and portable toilets don't seem to deter weekend crowds that pack Neptune's Net on weekends. Food is deep fried and best washed down with a cold beer while enjoying the Pacific Ocean view from the patio. Neptune's Net Seafood is defiantly worth checking out on your next trip along PCH.
More about Neptune's Net

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

National Park Free admission Days

All National Parks are offering free admission on select days for 2011. California parks include Channel Islands National Park
Ventura, CA National Park, Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Redwood National Parks, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Yosemite National Park. The following are free days, National Park week April 16-24, June 21 fist day of summer, September 24 public land day and November 11-13 Veterans Day weekend.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Leo Carrillo State Park

Leo Carrillo State Park with its two sandy beach areas, tide pools, and numerous coves and sea caves, this year-round paradise offers privacy and ocean access for anglers, divers, surfers, wildlife watchers, and beachcombers. The park was named after actor, preservationist and conservationist Leo Carrillo who served on the California Beach and Parks commission for eighteen years, was widely known for his portrayal of Pancho in the 1950s TV series, The Cisco Kid. Read more about Leo Carrillo State Park here.