Happy Friday everyone!  Today I’m so excited to introduce you to Helene Cornell, owner of Urban Holiday Rentals. She’s a San Diego based entrepreneur who was recently featured on American Express’ Passion Project (see video below), and is an inspiration to all of us who are working to make our dream life a reality!  Helene renovates Airstream and canned ham trailers, turning them into fun and quirky vacation rentals.  But while chatting with Helene about her work life the thing I found MOST impressive was her dedication to providing a completely unique travel experience to her guests.  Upon request Helene will cook breakfast, happily provide all the San Diego travel recs needed and for guests that are interested, even take them on what she calls the “San Diego underground tour”.  I’m a firm believer that there’s NOTHING better than a local to give you the inside scoop when you travel, so to me, what Helene provides her guests is worth all the vacation dollars in the world.  Click through to see more of Helene’s trailer and read her suggestions for the BEST OF San Diego, it’s a serious list of must-do’s for anyone visiting! {more after the jump}

This post was brought to you by American Express®. Helene is just one Member of the American Express PassionProject. See all of the inspiring stories here.

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if you’re not eating mexican food in san diego than you’re missing out, big time

There’s something so freaking amazing about a carnitas burrito.  The sketchier the taco stand, the better the burrito.   A few things to keep your eye out for when looking for The Best burrito: 1. walk up window only 2. metal bars over all windows 3. no credit cards accepted  

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