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Medieval Times or Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

August 15, 2016

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Medieval Times or Pirate's Dinner Adventure

Visitors flock to Southern California for vacation looking to fill their days and nights with as much fun as they can afford! If you are visiting Buena Park or nearby Anaheim you probably have on your itinerary to attend an interactive family dinner. The decision is which one to attend – Medieval Times or the Pirate’s Dinner […]

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Exploring the McKenzie River in Central Oregon

August 11, 2016

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Oregon is renowned for outdoor recreation and the McKenzie River in central Oregon is a great place to experience so much the state has to offer. From hiking on old lava flows to relaxing in ancient hot springs, the McKenzie River is loaded with family friendly fun. All of the local activities, accommodation and even the highway […]

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Top 3 Boutique Hotels in Kerala

August 8, 2016

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One of my favorite things about traveling in Asia are the amazing luxurious hotels at reasonable rates. During our years in India, the country in general was often behind the game when it came to boutique hotels, which meant most of the time we were trained to look for the international chain 5 star hotels if […]

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48 Hours in Copenhagen with Kids

August 4, 2016

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As much as I hate to zip through a city, sometimes it’s a necessity. On our recent jaunt around Europe visiting friends and family, we had the opportunity for a quick visit to Copenhagen en route to a friends house in Sweden that we couldn’t pass up. We didn’t have a ton of time, but […]

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Summer in Big Bear with Kids

August 1, 2016

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Often only thought of as Southern California’s place to play in the snow, Big Bear also has a wide array of activities luring visitors throughout the year. As the heat of the summer sets in, Big Bear is the perfect escape. Nestled high in the mountains on the banks of a lake, Big Bear offers cooler temperatures […]

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8 Great Things to Do in London with Kids

July 28, 2016

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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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29 Palms: A Joshua Tree Hidden Gem

July 21, 2016

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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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Exploring Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

June 20, 2016

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Giant's Causeway

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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Witnessing a Lion Kill on Safari

June 13, 2016

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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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Guide to the Cook Islands with Kids

June 6, 2016

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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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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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A Perfect Family Weekend in Huntington Beach

May 2, 2016

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

April 25, 2016

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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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Finding Adventure in Dinosaurland

April 21, 2016

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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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Where to Eat in Cape Town with Kids

April 18, 2016

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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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Family Day Trip to Muir Woods

April 4, 2016

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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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Where to Stay in Cape Town with Kids

March 17, 2016

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Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most spectacular cities I have visited in my many years of travel. From its picturesque beaches, abundance of outdoor activities and vibrant local culture, Cape Town offers something for everyone. Kids especially will love taking a cable car up the mountain, watching penguins play on the beach and exploring neighborhood playgrounds. It’s […]

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Our South Africa Family Adventure

March 14, 2016

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Our South Africa

We just returned from an amazing 12 days in South Africa to celebrate my 10th birthday (yes, I am a leap day baby!). I wanted something totally epic and unforgettable and that would keep the entire family engaged so I didn’t have to ‘take care’ of everyone. This was the perfect trip. I have so much […]

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Where To Go in Nicaragua

March 7, 2016

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Nicaragua is high on my travel to do list (well what isn’t really?). When a friend took off with her husband and 20 month old son for a 2 week trip, I was captivated by their adventures! I loved following their journey on Facebook and Instagram, so I asked them to share their trip with […]

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Best Urban National Parks for Families

March 1, 2016

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In celebration of the 100th year of the National Park Service, I will post at least once a month in some way relating to our wonderful national park system to help bring awareness to an awesome part of our country that is so often under utilized. Many famous and well visited tourist sites in the US are […]

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