After perusing “The Privileged Pooch, Luxury Travel with Your Pet in Southern California,” I’ve decided if Ace and I ever run into author Maggie Espinosa and her dog, Marcel, on the road … they’re buying. Unlike my Travels with Ace project, “The Privileged Pooch” focuses on high end, dog-friendly, luxury travel with your favorite pooch…  

When you think of San Diego hotel entertainment, you think of Humphrey’s By The Bay. They are legendary. Opening in the 1950’s, Humphrey’s has brought headliners to SoCal for over 30 years. It’s a quintessential San Diego evening to grab a meal at the hotel restaurant and then head outside for a bay side performance…

Southern California, with its year-round mild weather, miles of beaches, and multitude of sights and activities, is a frequent destination for vacationers. It’s also considered one of the most pet-inclusive regions of the country. Dog Fancy magazine named San Diego “America’s Best City for Dogs” due to its dog-friendly beaches. Maggie Espinosa found top picks…

Good review from the peeps at Wandering Educators…”If your travel plans include a visit to Southern California, then The Privileged Pooch: Luxury Travel With Your Pet In Southern California by Maggie Espinosa is a must-read. As the title suggests, this is a guide to the finest 4 & 5 star hotels, yummy restaurants, activities and attractions…

What does Mom want for her big day?? A spa treatment! And San Diego has plenty to choose from for Mother’s Day pampering. La Costa Resort & Spa added a reflexology path to walk on either with bare feet or socks. The Asian culture believes this practice is medicinal for your inner organs, promoting health.

In honor of William and Kate’s royal wedding I went to the Grand Del Mar Resort for High Tea. They offer the Grand Tea or the Royal Tea; the later includes champagne. Scones, finger sandwiches, and to die for desserts are served on 18-Karat gold French china in the library. Perfect setting for High Tea.

Easter is a time when family and friends get together to catch up with each other and celebrate the day. With so many great hotel brunches in San Diego my suggestion is do not cook! The Hotel Del Coronado offers two champagne brunches, one in the ballroom overlooking the Pacific, another in the Crown Room.