July 28, 2016

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8 Great Things to Do in London with Kids

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It goes without saying what an amazing, world class city London is. Having visited many times prior to having a child,  I was excited to see it anew through my son’s eyes.  There is no shortage of things to do in London with or without children. Rather, the challenge is to narrow down what you can […]

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July 25, 2016

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Sky’s the Limit Observatory in 29 Palms

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One of the best places in Southern California for star gazing is in and around Joshua Tree. We have been out several times specifically to do this, but only recently learned about the Sky’s the Limit Observatory in 29 Palms. On our last visit to the northern part of Joshua Tree we noticed the observatory’s white […]

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July 21, 2016

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29 Palms: A Joshua Tree Hidden Gem

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We have been to Joshua tree too many times to count, but we continue to find new areas to explore. On my most recent trip, I had the opportunity to stay in Twentynine Palms near the Oasis of Mara entrance. In all my times to the park, I have only visited this area twice. Now […]

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July 18, 2016

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Central and Southern Oregon Road Trip Itinerary

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For our third annual multi-family summer vacation, we decided on a road trip through Oregon. We had initially hoped to start in Portland and work our way around the state, but quickly realized how much there is to do in the US’s 9th largest state. Instead, we opted for a loop, focusing on the central and southern […]

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June 20, 2016

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Exploring Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

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Ever since I first visited Ireland in 2004 I have wanted to get to the north to see the Giant’s Causeway. Even though my husband was born and bred in Dublin he had never made the 3 hour journey to the north due to growing up during ‘The Troubles’. A visit to the north wasn’t super high […]

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June 13, 2016

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Witnessing a Lion Kill on Safari

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There are many reasons people go on safari in Africa; but, it’s safe to say, the main reason is to see animals in their natural habitat, untamed and free to be wild. Not every person comes to see the same thing, either. Some come for the close-up photo opportunities, some for the less well known mammals […]

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June 9, 2016

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Rickshaw Run FAQs

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If you have found yourself here, chances are you are considering or have already signed up for the Rickshaw Run that happens several times a year in India. If you have an adventurous spirit and a little bit of the crazy gene, a desire to see India in a way most people don’t and are […]

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June 6, 2016

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Guide to the Cook Islands with Kids

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If you are dreaming of a family friendly South Pacific island getaway, the Cook Islands is the perfect choice. With lush tropical hillsides, miles of unspoiled beaches, and calm turquoise waters, the Cook Islands are unquestionably ideal for honeymooners, but also terrific for families with the abundance of activities, culture and natural beauty. From hotels with kid’s clubs, kid menus and […]

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June 2, 2016

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Tips to Survive the Rickshaw Run

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You’ve done it, you have taken the plunge and signed up for the Rickshaw Run. Congratulations! It will be the best adventure of your life, I promise.  But it won’t always be easy! The Rickshaw Run is adventure travel on steroids. It is intense, unconventional and most of all, occurs in a country known to be chaotic, infuriating […]

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May 30, 2016

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Get off the Beaten Path with Joshua Tree Excursions 

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I have been to Joshua Tree many times, and while there is still a ton to explore on my own, I was excited to get off the beaten path with Joshua Tree Excursions during my last visit. Joshua Tree Excursions is a locally owned company providing privately guided off-trail experiences with the thought that life is about the journey […]

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May 26, 2016

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Touch a Truck Thousand Oaks

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Touch-a-truck events are becoming the spring and summer thing to do. Some are fundraisers for public schools or charity organizations and some are just free community events. The Touch-a-Truck day in Thousand Oaks is our favorite of all the ones on offer throughout Southern California. (more…)

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May 18, 2016

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Buena Park: A Kid’s Dream Destination

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There isn’t always time or money to take elaborate vacations out of town, but that’s where staycations come in handy.  We are so lucky to live in Southern California where there is an abundance to do locally no matter the season. For my son’s spring break, we decided to do a staycation exploring our local […]

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May 9, 2016

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Fire Service Recognition Day Open House

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There are several important events in the year according to my 5.5 yr old. Christmas and Easter are two, but right up there with national holidays are the open house days for the sanitation department and the fire stations! The second Saturday of May is designated as Fire Service Recognition Day in Los Angeles (and […]

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May 5, 2016

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LA Sanitation Department Open House 2016

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It’s almost that time of year again! The day little boys (and girls) look forward to all year long – trash truck open house! My son equates spring and summer with several things and the opening day to summer in his mind is the LA Sanitation Department’s open house.  Sadly for him, we have had absolutely […]

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May 2, 2016

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A Perfect Family Weekend in Huntington Beach

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When most people think of Southern California, the image that comes to mind is of golden sand beaches running for miles, beautiful sunsets and surfers galore. This is exactly what is waiting to greet you in Huntington Beach! From relaxing on the beach, to adventure sports and delicious restaurants, Huntington Beach offers something for everyone, making […]

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April 25, 2016

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Love A Little Paradise | Let’s Go To the Cook Islands

Love a Little ParadiseA mom & son adventure to the Cook Islands

Spring Break is over. I am still mentally recovering from a failed trip to the Dominican Republic. We are in the middle of packing up our house to move. And a month of summer travel is looming ahead of us. Even with all of this, we couldn’t resist a quick mom and son trip to […]

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April 21, 2016

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Finding Adventure in Dinosaurland

Finding Adventure in Dinnosaurland

Last summer we took a 10 day road trip through Arizona and Utah with our family friends from Texas. While researching that trip I came across Dinosaur National Monument in northern Utah and western Colorado. We weren’t planning to be anywhere near that area so I stored it away for any future trips in the […]

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April 18, 2016

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Where to Eat in Cape Town with Kids

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One of the most stressful parts of travel for me is figuring out where to eat. Somehow I manage to research and plan most aspects of our travel, always forgetting to look at food options. However when you travel with kids (or a mama who gets hangry!) this is kind of important. We typically find […]

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April 13, 2016

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No Bags Necessary – My Misadventures with Fathom Travel

My Misadventures with Fathom Travel

Sometimes when you hear something is too good to be true, it is.. I have been excited for weeks to take my first holiday without my son and my first cruise. Not just a regular cruise either, the maiden voyage of a new cruise line that focuses on providing social impact activities. And I was […]

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April 4, 2016

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Family Day Trip to Muir Woods

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The Bay Area is one of my favorite places on earth. Not just because I lived there for almost a decade, but because no matter where you turn you are surrounded by so much beauty. The abundance of beautiful scenery, picturesque streets and my favorite, the fog rolling in each day can’t be beat. There is […]

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