Susan Guillory

About Susan Guillory

When Susan Guillory isn't running her marketing company, she's traveling and writing about it on The Unexplorer. She's written several books (business, as well as travel) and has been published on Forbes, Mashable and other sites. Follow her on Instagram , Twitter , or Facebook .

Hotel del Coronado: Luxury in San Diego Since 1888

This is a guest post by Susan Guillory of The Unexplorer.

One of the visual landmarks of San Diego is the wedding-cake white topped with candy red roofs of the Hotel del Coronado. This high-end hotel has been catering to the well-heeled as far back as 1888, and is still one of the most beautiful and serene locations in San Diego.

Located on an island it shares with a US Naval Base, Hotel del, as locals call it, is a natural choice for weddings and conferences. In fact, years ago, I stumbled onto a sunset wedding on the hotel’s lawn and peered like a peeping Tom at the magical scene.
Hollywood History
If you’ve seen “Some Like It Hot,” you may recognize some of the setting. In 1958, you would have seen Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon strolling around the property, though they weren’t the first Hollywood celebrities to stay at the hotel. Given its close proximity to Los Angeles (2-3 hours north, depending on traffic), it should be no surprise that stars like Mary Pickford, Ronald Reagan, and Goldie Hawn have been guests over the decades. […]

March 17th, 2017|California, Lodging|

Travel and Play the WorkAway Way

For most travelers, the sheer cost of food and accommodations can be a barrier to actually getting out into the world. But what if you didn’t have to pay those expenses, and you could spend time getting to know local families and cultures?

A few months ago, I was introduced to WorkAway. It’s a site that connects people who need help (whether they simply run a household, or run a bed and breakfast or even farm) and travelers who are willing to do a little work in exchange for room and board.

Genius, right? […]

February 22nd, 2017|Travel|

Temecula: The Best California Wine Region You Never Heard Of

When you think of California wine regions, you likely think of Sonoma and Napa.  Maybe even Santa Barbara. But few people outside of Southern California are aware of Temecula, a fantastic wine region one hour north of San Diego.

In fact, many of my local San Diego friends had never been to Temecula, much to my […]

January 25th, 2017|California, Wine Country|