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Even Santa Clause loves Joyrides Around San Diego, the perfect holiday gift for anyone who wants to explore San Diego's back roads.
Hungry drivers along the Pacific Highway in 1920 must have been drooling once they pulled in here, the Twin Inns in Carlsbad.
McCain Valley Road heads up in the hills just east of Boulevard in southeastern San Diego County. Take the trip that was my 100th Weekend Driver column for the San Diego Union-Tribune. From 2015.
As I write this, a huge fire, named the Lilac Fire, is burning in the area around the small communities of Bonsall and Fallbrook in Northern San Diego County. It's a beautiful region of Southern California, with sharp hills and valleys that make for wonderful roads and wonderful driving.
Looking east on U.S. 80 through the hot-springs town of Jacumba in what looks to be the late 1940s shows the town when it was starting its decline.

Video Trips

A historic highway time warp in southeastern San Diego County.
Humans have been living here for thousands of years. See why.
Visit Font's Point in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.