Author Archives: Jeannette De Wyze

About Jeannette De Wyze

Jeannette has worked as a journalist in San Diego since 1974. In 2007 she diversified, founding San Diego Insider Tours, a vehicle for showing visitors the special things that make San Diego unique.

The most lovable airport?

I had a love/hate relationship with O’Hare Airport in Chicago, where I grew up. On the one hand, even as a child I saw it as a gateway to adventure, the portal that you passed through if you wanted to … Continue reading

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Destination: Barrio Logan

On my last visit to the Public Market in Barrio Logan, I came away dazzled by the potential of the enterprise and delighted by the plans to expand to daily operations by the summer of 2013. Today I learned that … Continue reading

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A Market in the Making

If you walk into the new San Diego Public Market, which just opened September 12 in Barrio Logan, you might feel a twinge of disappointment. I did, when Steve and I visited just as the place was opening this morning. … Continue reading

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Military Diego

The Voice of San Diego is turning its fact-checking eye on an interesting question: is it true that San Diego has the largest military concentration in the US? The question isn’t easy to answer, as the term “military” can include … Continue reading

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Program this one into your GPS

Maps help me get to where I want to go and see where I’ve been. But they can do much more. The extraordinary new Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla serves as a reminder that they can also conjure … Continue reading

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Cartoon caper

Comic-Con was in full swing at the San Diego convention center, but for real-life immersion in a graphic-novel-style comic adventure, seeing the Saturday night lucha libre match in Tijuana was at least as satisfying. The sport and the subculture surrounding … Continue reading

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The Mexico Next Door

It was always a truism: Border Mexico wasn’t the real Mexico. What made places like Tijuana most obviously not-Mexico was the throngs of American and other tourists who overran Avenida Revolucion and warped so many aspects of the city’s commerce. … Continue reading

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Tat City

I’ve never lusted to have someone create indelible drawings on my own skin. But I kind of enjoy looking at other people’s tattoos.  And I have many questions about the larger tattoo culture, e.g.: why has it become so much more mainstream in … Continue reading

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A Meal with a View

Considering how beautiful the coast is between the Scripps Pier and Ocean Beach,  there should be more places to eat where one can also gobble up the view. That’s been my opinion for a long time. So I was delighted to … Continue reading

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Pagan Pride

In case you didn’t have a chance to stop in at Saturday’s ninth annual Pagan Pride celebration in Balboa Park, I did. It was too beautiful a day for me to dive too deeply into metaphysics, but I did come … Continue reading

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