Tag Archives: travel with kids

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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Where to eatIn Cape Town

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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Family Day out at Muir Woodsyou are lovely

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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Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle

February 25, 2016

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SEattle's Best

For most visitors to Seattle, a stop at the Space Needle is a must. Now you have something else to add to the ‘must do’ list- the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit. Located at the base of the Space Needle, there is little reason to not see it. This turned out to be one of […]

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Couchsurfing with Kids

February 22, 2016

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CouchSurfing with kids

A few years ago, a friend of mine went traveling for several months one winter with her 4 year old daughter. As I watched their journey I kept wondering how she was managing for so long on her own while traveling to off the beaten path locations throughout Europe. Turns out, she survived (and thrived) in […]

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Family Fun with CityPASS Seattle

February 1, 2016

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VINTAGE FEVER

In researching for our recent trip to Seattle, I soon began to realize how many family friendly attractions there are in the city. There is so much to do and see in Seattle, that our to do list was growing exponentially by the day. Our visit to Seattle occurred during the cold and rainy winter season, which […]

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Planning a Trip to South Africa with Kids

January 28, 2016

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Planning a trip to

This year is my 40th/10th (leap day baby) birthday. I decided I wanted something epic. For years the plan had been to go to Tibet to chill with the monks, but with the addition of a child on the scene, I realized that the chill in February might be a bit too much. Instead, our sights […]

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Family Winter Weekend Getaway in Seattle

January 25, 2016

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Weekend getaway

When most people think of Seattle, the image that comes to mind is probably of rain and grunge. Yes it rains there (and quite often in our short experience) and reminders of the grunge era are everywhere, but there is so much more to the city than that.  From beautiful vistas of Mt Rainier poking […]

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Cruising the Backwaters of Kerala (with kids)

December 14, 2015

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(with Kids)

One of the most popular experiences for travelers in the Southern region of India is to take a boat tour on the backwaters in the beautiful state of Kerala. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets formed by more than 900 km of waterways. The backwaters present a unique ecosystem where […]

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Farm to Table, Fijian Style

December 10, 2015

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Farm to Table (1)

One of the most unique adventures on our recent trip to Fiji was our Food Safari at the Nanuku Auberge Resort. Let me start by saying, I am not a foodie. I am actually not even an adventurous eater. I save that for my husband and apparently now also my son. What I do love is to […]

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Hotel Review: Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa

November 9, 2015

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FRESH

Fiji is a destination that people dream of visiting, often that dream persists for much of their life mainly due to the perceptions that Fiji is solely a honeymoon destination or one for people who have a lot of money. On the contrary, Fiji can actually be an affordable vacation at anytime during your life and […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Fiji

October 29, 2015

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Reasons to Visit Fiji (1)

We have just returned from a “once in a lifetime” trip to Fiji. I put it in quotes because I really hope that it is not actually just once in my lifetime! I wasn’t sure what to expect other than it looked similar to Hawaii, is known as a honeymoon destination and a getaway for the […]

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Fiji…Finally

October 1, 2015

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Way back in March I told you about an upcoming trip to Fiji. After many months of organizing with several hotels, we have finalized everything and are just days away from going! It’s been a long process where at times I wasn’t sure if it was even going to happen. One of the hotels that […]

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Top 5 Things To Do in the Riviera Maya with Kids

September 29, 2015

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Things to do in the Riviera Maya with Kids

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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What to Do in Sequoia National Park in One Day

August 31, 2015

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Sequoia National Park

Driving back from Yosemite, not quite ready for our trip to end, we checked the map to see if there was anywhere else we could stop for a day or two. It was then that we realized how close we were to Sequoia National Park and knew we had to go. Sequoia National Park is often […]

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Things To Do in Kerala with Kids

August 20, 2015

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Kerala with Kids

India is one of those places that so many people dream of visiting. However, that dream often dies when children come on the scene. Everyone says “NO, you can’t go to India with kids!” Actually, you can.  I won’t lie, a trip to India will be challenging, but it will fill your heart and soul like no other […]

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Top 5 Stops on Route 66 Los Angeles to Grand Canyon

August 13, 2015

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Route 66

Traveling on the notorious Route 66 is a dream for many. While it takes a lot of time and planning to drive the entire length of the road (all 2,451 miles of it!), it is possible to drive sections of the road without much of an effort. We haven’t fulfilled our quest to drive the […]

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