June 1, 2017

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Celebrating Midsummer in Sweden

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One of the our favorite things about traveling is visiting a destination during a local festival. Even just being an observer to local events can bring such a unique insight into the local culture. It is even better when you can celebrate these special days with locals themselves. Always on the hunt for ways to immerse ourselves […]

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May 29, 2017

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Guide to Legoland Water Park

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Growing up in Texas, my summers were spent at the local pool or the water park, so I was super excited to finally take my son to his first water park. With hot summers, Southern California has a great selection of water parks to experience, but they are not all ideal for young swimmers. My research […]

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May 26, 2017

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Summer Photography Essentials for Water Fun

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Summer is finally here, which if you have kids means a lot of time will be spent in or around the water. Don’t miss out on documenting your family fun just because you don’t want to take your camera near the water. Waterproof your life with the right equipment so you don’t miss that perfect shot […]

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May 18, 2017

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10 Electronic Free Activities for Kids 5-12

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One of the first adages of flying with children is give in to the screen. Allowing your kids more screen time during travel makes life easier for everyone, but what do we do now that governments are moving to ban laptops and iPads from some international flights? In my post a few years ago, I […]

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May 15, 2017

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5 Family-Friendly Destinations in the Mediterranean

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Choosing the perfect place for your next family vacation can be tough. You want somewhere that has something for everyone to enjoy and doesn’t break the bank. Perfect family-friendly destinations typically have a good range of amenities and facilities with infrastructure that makes life easy for travelers. Parents often worry about safety, food options, accommodation and […]

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May 12, 2017

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Monteverde Itinerary & Guide

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Straddling the Continental Divide in the mountains of Costa Rica is Monteverde, one of the country’s top tourist destinations. In English, that translates to green mountain. And green it is! There is an almost always present layer of moisture in the air, creating what is known as a cloud forest.  This unique habitat is home to […]

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May 9, 2017

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7 Top Tips for Road Trips With Kids

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One of our favorite ways to travel is by taking a road trip. It is the perfect way for the whole family to spend quality time together while exploring different destinations. There’s no worry of public meltdowns on planes, trains or buses—that’s not to say, however, that meltdowns won’t happen though! Road trips with kids can help […]

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May 4, 2017

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9 Things to Do in San Francisco with Kids

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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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May 1, 2017

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Rejuvenate at SpringHill Suites in Oceanside

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The last thing I wanted to do after finding my car broken into was drive 80 miles south of Los Angeles to Oceanside for a planned weekend getaway. Turns out, it’s exactly what I needed. Packed up and ready to head out for a mother-son weekend, we had one last stop to make at my son’s […]

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April 27, 2017

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Classic Costa Rica Itinerary for Families

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Costa Rica is a large country, with an abundance of things to do from top to bottom and from both of it’s coasts. However, many visitors do not have all the time needed to explore this vast country, rather they have only 1 or 2 weeks maximum. For many, their trip must fit into a […]

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April 24, 2017

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Arenal or Monteverde? Which is better?

Arenal or Monteverde? Which is better?

Planning a trip to Costa Rica is a bit of a challenge considering how much there is to do, not in just one area, but in every region of the country. Many visitors opt for in-land adventure activities followed by time for relaxation on the beach. While considering where to go in-land, you will invariable come across […]

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April 20, 2017

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Top Things to Do at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

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San Francisco is one of the world’s top destinations for tourists and is wonderful city for families to visit. A visit to the magical city of San Francisco is never complete without some time at Fisherman’s Wharf.  Yes, it’s super touristy, but for a reason. There are some great things to do and see there. […]

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April 17, 2017

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National Parks in the Bay Area

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During our recent visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, we unexpectedly found ourselves at a national park site that we didn’t even know existed. Researching this a bit more, I was surprised to learn there are 10 national park sites in the Bay Area. Considering how much we love the national parks and seek them out […]

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April 13, 2017

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Glamping in Southern California

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I love camping, as in, I love being out in nature. But I actually don’t really love setting up a tent, sleeping on a half inflated air mattress (I mean they never stay inflated for the whole night right?) or cooking on a one pot stove or an open flame (anything besides a s’more that is!). What […]

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April 10, 2017

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6 Things Not to Miss at the Grand Canyon

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Visiting the Grand Canyon is often high on travelers’ bucket lists. Part of the Grand Canyon makes up one of the most famous of all the US’s national parks, while other sections are located on lands still owned by Native Americans. Both sections of this massive UNESCO-listed site offers dramatic scenery, varied flora and fauna, cultural […]

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April 7, 2017

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Review: ProPacking Cubes, the Family Packing Essential

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Do you struggle to stay organized when you travel? If so, this post is specifically for you! At home some might say I am an organized mess, meaning I know exactly where everything goes and is, even if it looks like a tornado swept through moments before. When I’m traveling I am pretty much the same. Super […]

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April 3, 2017

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Best Family Road Trips in the US

Best Family Road Trips in the US

One of our all time favorite ways to travel is by road. Prior to having kids road trips were few and far between. Usually just as a means to get somewhere that was too expensive to fly! I wasn’t looking to take it slow, savoring each little moment as much as I do now with a child […]

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March 30, 2017

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Top 5 Things for Families to Do in Palm Springs

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An exclusive vacation spot for Californians and out of towners alike, Palm Springs is known for its outdoor exploration, relaxation and intense heat. These things blend together to create the perfect desert experience. Ideal for a girls weekend away or a couples retreat, Palm Springs is also a wonderful destination for families. Skip the beach and hit […]

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March 27, 2017

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World’s Best Family Road Trips

World's Best Family Road Trips

Road tripping is a quintessential part of life in many countries around the world. Growing up in the US, we often think of road trips as being an American thing (don’t we think that about all things!), but through my years of traveling around the world, I have seen how it’s part of the fabric […]

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March 23, 2017

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Weekend Getaway: A Train Journey to Oceanside, CA

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Through the years, my son has become a real train enthusiast, moving beyond just playing with his toy trains to actually taking an interest in real ones no matter where they are. He loves to go to the local train station for train spotting (patiently waiting for trains so he can write down the train numbers […]

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