Tag Archives: family travel

Guide to Planning a Trip to Ireland

April 24, 2018

0 Comments

066-DSC04353

For the last 15 years I have been visiting family in Ireland almost on a yearly basis. Because of this, I often get emails asking for help in planning a trip to Ireland. “What should I do in Ireland” or “Where should we stay?”.  Also because of the fact that we visit for family, I […]

Continue reading...

Best Area to Stay in San Diego: Sunset Cliffs

April 19, 2018

0 Comments

03-IMG_2673

San Diego is the ultimate family playground with so many things to do all over the city. From visiting the famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park to relaxing on any of the amazing beaches, you will not be at a loss for things to do in San Diego. The city itself is quite easy […]

Continue reading...

Tips on Planning a European Family Vacation

April 16, 2018

2 Comments

passport-2714675_640

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 […]

Continue reading...

The Best Natural Hot Springs Near Mammoth

April 8, 2018

0 Comments

06-IMG_2275 2

If there is one thing that everyone in our family can agree on,  it’s our love for hot pools of water! It can be a jacuzzi or a natural hot spring, just as long as it’s hot. On our recent trip to Mammoth we decided to take some time to hop around to the different […]

Continue reading...

Exploring All Things Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

April 2, 2018

1 Comment

31-IMG_1795

One of the main attractions for our family visit to Universal Studios Hollywood was of course The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Having just finished book number 5, my 7 year old was hankering to visit our neighborhood theme park. While the Wizarding World of Harry Potter isn’t a huge section of Universal Studios Hollywood, […]

Continue reading...

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips for First Timers

March 30, 2018

0 Comments

27-_DSC7886

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 […]

Continue reading...

Velas Vallarta – All Inclusive Family Luxury

March 19, 2018

0 Comments

30-064-_DSC6910

My yearly tradition of getting away for my birthday was almost thwarted this year with my Palace on Wheels train journey through Rajasthan being so close to my birthday.  But…Los Angeles was unseasonably cold and I couldn’t let my birthday pass without a little break somewhere. If you read my travel dreams for the year […]

Continue reading...

Day Trip to San Juan Capistrano with Kids

March 12, 2018

0 Comments

Copy of Copy of hiking (2)

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 […]

Continue reading...

Best Hotel in Austin for Families – Embassy Suites

February 2, 2018

1 Comment

4-IMG_7951

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 […]

Continue reading...

Bear Viewing in Alaska with Regal Air

January 22, 2018

0 Comments

36-_DSC4587

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 […]

Continue reading...

Alaska Road Trip with Thrifty Car Rental

January 8, 2018

2 Comments

137-_DSC3484

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 […]

Continue reading...

2018 Travel Dreams

January 4, 2018

4 Comments

Copy of 2017

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 […]

Continue reading...

Language Immersion Family Travel

December 22, 2017

0 Comments

beach-1867271_1280

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 […]

Continue reading...

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

December 4, 2017

25 Comments

07-DSC02142

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 […]

Continue reading...

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Traveling Families

November 28, 2017

34 Comments

Ultimate

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 […]

Continue reading...

SkyPark at Santa’s Village : An Outdoor Wonderland

November 21, 2017

1 Comment

12-_DSC8639

We set out on a foggy overcast day for the mountain town of Skyforest, just outside of Lake Arrowhead and about 30 miles from Big Bear Lake, in search of winter fun at Santa’s Village. As we weaved through light traffic on the 210 freeway, the entire mountain range of the San Bernardino National Forest […]

Continue reading...

Glamping in Idyllwild with Kids

November 20, 2017

0 Comments

41-_DSC8106

As much as we love to venture off to distant lands, we also love exploring here at home in Southern California. One place I had yet to visit was the small mountain town Idyllwild, popular with hippies and hikers alike. Idyllwild is nestled in the San Jacinto mountains about 2 hours from Los Angeles. Tall […]

Continue reading...

7 Things to Know Before You Go to Alaska

November 6, 2017

0 Comments

080-_DSC2984

A visit to Alaska is a dream trip for many people. Even though we have all been exposed to Alaska from various TV shows, books and stories, there really is so much more to know about America’s last frontier that you don’t often see on TV.  After our recent visit, I put together a list of […]

Continue reading...

Is the Blue Lagoon Reykjavik really worth it?

November 2, 2017

0 Comments

IMG_3431.JPG

If you read my post on flying to Europe with WOW Air, you know that we took that flight to check out the popular budget airline, but also for the ability to have a quick stopover in Iceland en route to Ireland.  Knowing we had very little time, I had only one thing on my […]

Continue reading...

Explore County Mayo Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way

October 23, 2017

1 Comment

073-_DSC7463

After 14 years of visiting Ireland, I was slowly losing my passion for exploring the island, however I am happy to say I have found a corner of the country that has revived my love for all things Irish. County Mayo on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the west coast of Ireland, with the Atlantic […]

Continue reading...