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Disneyland and California Adventure in One Day

May 7, 2018

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Visiting Southern California and and only have the time (or money) to do Disneyland and California Adventure in one day? Those of us who go to Disneyland often will say no, don’t do two parks in one day. It’s true, there is a ton to do at each of the parks and to really get […]

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The Best of Disneyland with Toddlers

May 22, 2014

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Going to the grocery store with toddlers is a daunting and overwhelming experience for many, so you can imagine the level of anxiety that comes up for so many families when discussing going to Disneyland with toddlers. This is even further exaggerated if you have limited time at the parks. To help make your visit […]

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Planning a Trip to Disneyland with Toddlers

May 16, 2014

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Planning a trip to Disneyland with toddlers can be overwhelming. After several years of attending as season pass holders, we have learned the ins and outs on how to get the most out of a visit. When To Go The best time of year to go to Disneyland (or California Adventure) is in either late January, […]

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A Family Adventure: Channel Islands Kayaking with Kids

June 14, 2018

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Last summer I was offered an opportunity to visit one of the few national parks in California I had yet to visit, the Channel Islands. Upon looking at the itinerary I noticed that an entire day was dedicated to kayaking around the island of Santa Cruz..in the sea! I was terrified to be honest. I […]

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Tips on Planning a European Family Vacation

April 16, 2018

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One of the most stressful parts of travel for many people is the process of actually planning the trip. This is particularly true if you are heading abroad with your family for the first time. You want everything to be just perfect. But, the logistics involved in planning a trip to Europe can be quite […]

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Universal Studios Hollywood Tips for First Timers

March 30, 2018

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It has taken us 5 years of living in Los Angeles, but we finally made it to Universal Studios Hollywood. Wow! I wish we went sooner, but I am also sort of glad we waited. My son is just now 48 inches which meant he could go on every ride at the park. Visiting Universal […]

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Disney Easter Eggstravaganza

March 17, 2018

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One of the reasons we renew our annual passes at Disneyland every year is because of the many yearly holiday celebrations. We love Mickey’s Halloween party, the fantastic Christmas decorations and holiday themed rides and of course, Easter. There aren’t fancy decorations or unique parades, rather, following in modern tradition, there is an Easter egg […]

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Los Angeles Holiday Activities & Events Guide

November 20, 2017

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The holiday season is upon us which means an overload of things to do in Los Angeles. Even though we don’t get the snowy cold weather, this city knows how to celebrate for the holidays! Parades, neighborhood Christmas light extravaganzas, Santa photo ops and of course classically southern California winter fun – sand sledding! If […]

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What to do in Los Angeles for Halloween

October 3, 2017

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Every year the number of traditions that my son institutes seems to grow exponentially. It’s tough to keep up with all the things he wants to do each year to signify and celebrate the coming Halloween holiday. For him it’s not just the one day of trick or treating, rather it’s the build up that is […]

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9 Things to Do in San Francisco with Kids

May 4, 2017

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San Francisco, the city by the bay, is one of my favorite cities in the world. The beautiful views, the architecture, the quaint neighborhoods with their own distinct feel, the abundance of amazing restaurants, and the glorious fog.  I first fell in love with San Francisco’s windy cool summer air when I was 10 years old out […]

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Guide to Legoland California

October 24, 2016

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Even though we live only 90 minutes away from Legoland in Carlsbad, it has taken us years to finally get there. My son isn’t a lego fanatic, so we weren’t pushed to make the trip. I regret now that it took us so long to get there. Being annual passport holders at Disney just up […]

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Buena Park: A Kid’s Dream Destination

May 18, 2016

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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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Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids

December 21, 2015

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Visiting Southern California and wondering if it’s really worth your time to stop in Los Angeles? We say yes! There are a ton of things to do in Los Angeles with kids, not just amusement parks. It’s a huge city with so much to do for both adults and children. You can make a visit […]

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Top 5 Things To Do in the Riviera Maya with Kids

September 29, 2015

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Growing up in Texas and living much of my adult life in California it was a shock to most people that I had never made it to our next door neighbor Mexico. I had always wanted to go, but more distant places always won me over. With a long weekend on the horizon and credit […]

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Travel Memories: Xcaret

April 28, 2015

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Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and unknown places in the hope to inspire your travel dreams. X is for… Xcaret (Mexico) This […]

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Year in Review | 2014 Summary

January 1, 2015

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Writing our family’s year in review letter to send with our holiday cards (which I still have not sent!), everything I had to say centered around what we did and saw this year during our explorations of LA and the world around us. So, in that process, this post was born! As we were going through the year I didn’t feel […]

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What are kid friendly destinations?

December 24, 2014

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One of my fellow family travel bloggers posted a question on their Facebook page a while back asking where people thought of when they thought of kid friendly destinations. My initial response was Costa Rica, mostly because we were in the midst of planning a trip there. But then I realized that every place is kid friendly […]

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California Adventure Rides for Toddlers

May 28, 2014

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California Adventure is my pick for a toddler’s first visit to a Disney theme park. California Adventure is smaller than Disneyland and feels much more manageable to do with a toddler. The California Adventure rides for toddlers are mellow and have less ‘scary’ characters. Additionally, the park feels more spread out which helps with children […]

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LA Live Steamers Railroad Museum

May 7, 2013

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It is not easy to get in to see the LA Live Steamers model train and train ride in Griffith Park. They are only open on Sunday’s from 10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. and with a toddler who still naps this doesn’t give you much time at all. This Sunday we didn’t have much to […]

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The Never Ending Los Angeles Bucket List for Families

April 2, 2013

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Mommy Poppins’s website has a great Los Angeles bucket list for families. Since we are new to LA, it has become the perfect base for many of our local explorations. As we learn more about the city, we continue to add to this list as well as cross things off. Obviously we have quite a bit of time to […]

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