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Life’s A Beach With Fun Things to Do in June!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Enjoy water sports, cultural exhibits, kids’ camps, Father’s Day fun and delicious dishes just in time for summer! Read more about sand, surf, sun and fun here!




Celebrate Exciting Things to Do in San Diego in May!

Published by Cathy Hendrie


Take time to play in May! Check out our e-newsletter for Cinco de Mayo events, Mother’s Day delights, concerts, museum exhibits, outdoor activities, dining at local restaurants and much more happening in San Diego!

Jump into Summer at FUNBelievable Play!

Published by Cathy Hendrie


Cathy Hendrie
PassPort to San Diego

Summer may be around the corner, but kids at FUNBelievable Play have gotten a head start! In fact, toddlers and older girls and boys love sliding, swinging around and bouncing inside this exciting Lakeside facility year-round.

The colorful three-level mega play structure is the main attraction, and kids have a blast riding down tube slides, climbing rock walls, playing with tiki-figure punching bags and zipping across aerial glides. The sports arena gives future athletes the chance to kick goals and shoot baskets. Little […]

Spend An Afternoon At Milagro A Panoramic 110-acre Winery in Ramona. Picnic On The Patio and Enjoy Award-Winning Wines!

Published by Terri Graham



Spend an afternoon at this panoramic 110-acre Ramona winery, bottling estate-grown Bordeaux and Italian varietals in an intimate, enchanting setting. Rolling hills and stunning sunsets provide a spectacular backdrop for weddings, private parties and other special events.

On weekends, enjoy live music and visiting food trucks, while sampling and learning about different wines in the modern and rustic tasting room. Also pick up wine-related gifts, artisan cheeses and charcuterie.

Stroll the vineyard, home to an organic farm, a fruit and nut orchard, a stunning crush house and […]

Fishing, Fun, Sea and Sun Come Together At H&M Landing!

Published by Terri Graham


Barbara Pape
PassPort to San Diego

As a newcomer to the San Diego area, but avid boater and overall ocean worshiper, I was anxiously looking forward to an afternoon of fishing down the West Coast with H&M Landing. After a fairly quick and painless check-in process, receiving our rods and California sport fishing license, we boarded Premier. The boat was equipped with two heads (always better than one), a kitchen and galley for drinks or hot food to order, plenty of space to […]

Train Your Sights on the San Diego Model Railroad Museum!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

San Diego Model Railroad Museum Balboa Park

Cathy Hendrie
PassPort to San Diego

Engineer a day devoted to miniature heaven at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park. Both San Diego locals and out-of-towners love this impressive venue, which spans 27,000 square feet of space in the lower level of the Casa De Balboa building.

The museum features six bustling train exhibits and an unparalleled attention to detail that has to be seen to appreciated. Chug along and be transported to real and imaginary railway lines with weathered and modern trains running through them.


The […]

San Diego Speed Boat Adventures: Feel The Thrill of Speed On The San Diego Bay!

Published by Terri Graham



If you have the need for speed and water is your element, then San Diego Speed Boat Adventures will float your boat. The Harbor Island company blends the thrill of piloting a mini-speedboat with the ease of a guided and narrated tour. During the excursion, guests drive the boat as they breeze past harbor seals and dolphins while learning about sites such as the USS Midway, the historic ships of the Maritime Museum of San Diego and Seaport Village, all with the San Diego city […]

See San Diego’s Sights With Segway of Pacific Beach

Published by Cathy Hendrie

By Carolyn Howard
PassPort to San Diego

It was a very warm Friday afternoon in October when my friend and I rented a couple of Segways for an hour from Segway of Pacific Beach.

We didn’t go on a tour, but were happy to see they have a trio of guided adventures: On the Mission Bay Segway Tour, guests glide along the ocean boardwalk. On the Gaslamp Segway Tour, they ride around downtown and see Petco Park, the USS Midway and the Star of India, among other stops. […]

Indulge in an entertaining and delicious dining experience as Master chefs dazzle guests at Shogun Restaurant in Kearny Mesa.

Published by Terri Graham



Written by: Cynthia Lamont & Cathy Hendrie

Master chefs dazzle guests with their samurai-like swordsmanship as they skillfully slice, dice, juggle, and entertain, while preparing entrées on a sizzling Teppanyaki grill.

Start with an assortment of appetizers, like lightly battered Shrimp Tempura, Pot Stickers, Spicy Edamame and much more. Savor sublime sushi rolls, prepared with everything from shrimp to tuna to crab, salmon and yellowtail. Or feast on Shogun’s signature entrées while taking in a tableside Teppanyaki cooking show. Personable chefs display amazing knife skills, flipping shrimp […]

Savings Add Up at Pacific Marine Credit Union

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Pacific Marine logo

Looking to make sense of your dollars? Pacific Marine Credit Union, with 12 branches serving San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, can help. The nonprofit’s doors have been open for 62 years and today, it has more than 73,000 members worldwide. It offers a full slate of services, from auto and home loans, to debt counseling and tax assistance.

Military Center

Pacific Marine Credit Union also has a Military Center created specifically for military service members. It provides financial education seminars to its military members and […]