March 17, 2018

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Disney Easter Eggstravaganza

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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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March 16, 2018

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7 Best Places to Visit In Delhi

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Delhi, the capital of India, is for most visitors their first view of what this fascinating country has to offer. Filled with breathtaking forts, mosques and monuments from the days of Mughal rulers alongside markers of a new, modern country that is taking hold. The contrasts between the congested, narrow roads in Old Delhi and […]

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March 14, 2018

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Palace on Wheels Train: A Journey Through Rajasthan

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Most first-timers in India focus on exploring the well known Golden Triangle area of the country that encompasses Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is here that you can experience the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi, while also getting inspired by the world’s most famous monument to love at the Taj Mahal in Agra before […]

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March 12, 2018

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Day Trip to San Juan Capistrano with Kids

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Since we first moved to LA I have had a list of things to do and places to visit. San Juan Capistrano has been on that list now for years. A few weeks ago we finally had the opportunity to head down to see what it’s all about. Read on to see what we thought […]

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March 8, 2018

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How to Get a SIM Chip in India

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One of the most frustrating things while traveling is not knowing how to stay connected. Historically it has been very difficult to get a SIM chip in India, however I am happy to report things have been streamlined and it’s getting much easier. In addition, there are also other great options that previously didn’t exist […]

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February 25, 2018

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Visiting Mission San Juan Capistrano with Kids

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For years I have had it on my massive LA bucket list to take the train down to check out Mission San Juan Capistrano. However not being a California native I am not too up on California history so I wasn’t sure exactly why I needed to visit this jewel of missions so it continued […]

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February 5, 2018

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Delhi Airport Arrivals – All You Need to Know

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I’m returning to India, but for the first time I will be arriving in the middle of the night at an airport I’m not super familiar with.  In my search to find out information about Delhi airport arrivals, I found an absence of what I wanted to know. So I’ve been writing this post in […]

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February 2, 2018

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Best Hotel in Austin for Families – Embassy Suites

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Truth time. Finding accommodation is often quite daunting for me. Because of this, it tends to be my least favorite part of travel planning. There are so many options these days between chain hotels, adorable boutique hotels, private home rentals from sites like AirBnB, Homeaway, GlampingHub, etc. And then you have to decide which neighborhood […]

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January 31, 2018

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Traveling by Luxury Trains in India

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If you follow me on social media you will have surely heard that I’m heading back to India to catch a ride on one of India’s most famous trains, the Palace on Wheels. Living in India for years I had heard many tales of the gloriousness of the Palace on Wheels train, but never had […]

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January 29, 2018

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Best Resort for Beginner Skiing Near Los Angeles

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Last week we headed up to the mountains for a day of skiing and snow play. I was so excited to finally don some winter wear and check out Mountain High (Mt High), Los Angeles’s closest ski resort. Unlike our last visit to Mt High, this trip was a total success. We left bright and […]

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January 22, 2018

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Bear Viewing in Alaska with Regal Air

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One of the biggest attractions for visitors to Alaska is to see wildlife in their natural habitat. This can be achieved almost everywhere in Alaska from seeing a bald eagle fly overhead in Anchorage to hiking with moose at Flattop Mountain. However, it is the bear that is perhaps the ultimate symbol of Alaskan wildlife. Seeing […]

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January 11, 2018

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Hiking with Kids: Tips to Keep Them Moving

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Before moving to Los Angeles, hiking wasn’t on our regular rotation of things to do. However, we quickly learned that it was *the* thing to do in LA. With limited funds and a desire to explore as much of this massive city as we could, hiking turned into a regular family outing. Being total novices, we made […]

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January 8, 2018

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Alaska Road Trip with Thrifty Car Rental

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When you tell most people you are going to Alaska they assume you are going on a cruise. For years I also thought that was the only way to see America’s last frontier. However, when I had the opportunity to chat with the PR for Anchorage, I learned that in fact a wonderful way to […]

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January 4, 2018

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2018 Travel Dreams

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Happy New Year!! I hope your 2018 is off to an exciting start. For the 4th year in a row I am laying out my travel dreams in writing. At this point I have only 1 flight booked, but I have grand dreams for the year ahead! Last year I was able to do quite […]

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December 30, 2017

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Year in Review | 2017 Summary

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It’s that time of year again, where I like to go back and review my year in travel.  In a general sense, I feel like 2017 is probably the least travel that I have done in years, but in reality we went somewhere every single month except December! I really needed to take a step […]

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December 22, 2017

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Language Immersion Family Travel

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If you know me, you know how obsessed I am with my son learning other languages. My dreams of him attending a language immersion school were dashed a few years ago, so I’m constantly on the lookout for other opportunities to get language exposure. Taking after school classes and practicing Duolingo together isn’t quite enough […]

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December 7, 2017

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The Truth Behind the Delta Basic Economy Fare

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If you follow my blog, you will know that I am a fan of budget airlines, like Spirit and WOW Air, as their rock bottom fares allow people to travel who might not have been able to previously. I think this is a wonderful thing. So you can imagine my surprise to find that on […]

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December 4, 2017

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Guide to Exploring Joshua Tree with Kids (+ 1 Day Itinerary)

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s, Joshua Tree for me symbolized music, not a National Park.  But because of the music, the park has always held a certain allure. Once I discovered how close it was to LA, it moved to the top of my local travel list. But, even then, it took me almost a year of […]

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November 30, 2017

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Stocking Stuffers for Travelers (Under $20)

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My favorite part of Christmas morning is pouring out the contents of my stocking. I also love stuffing everyone else’s stockings. It is a special art (and joy) to find little trinkets to fill up our massive stockings with things that are useful, fun and not too expensive. As a kid my stocking was filled with […]

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November 28, 2017

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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Traveling Families

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Travelers can be tough to buy for – they either don’t want anything because they are on the go or what they do want is too expensive or unattainable (flights, cameras, more vacation time!). Personally I love travel experiences, but every traveling expert also needs an arsenal of products to make their journeys smoother. Even […]

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