Vasquez Rocks with Kids

  • January 25, 2015

My son woke up saying he wanted to go on a hike and I knew immediately where we should go. Vasquez Rocks.  It has been on our to do list forever. All I knew about Vasquez Rocks was that it's great for kids who like to…

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Insider’s Guide: Top Restaurants in Mumbai

  • January 21, 2015

The Insider's Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a…

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Dream Travel Destinations for 2015

  • January 9, 2015

I live and breathe travel. If it was up to me I would be traveling full time, but that doesn't seem to be in the cards right now. So instead, I dream up all the trips I hope we can…

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Year in Review | 2014 Summary

  • January 1, 2015

Writing our family's year in review letter to send with our holiday cards (which I still have not sent!), everything I had to say centered around what we did and saw this year during our explorations of LA and the world around us. So, in that…

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An Honest Review: The Discovery Cube Los Angeles

  • December 30, 2014

Last week we had the opportunity to visit the science focused children's museum Discovery Cube Los Angeles (which is actually in the Valley).  The few posts I had read on it made it sound amazing, so I went with high expectations.…

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What are kid friendly destinations?

  • December 24, 2014

One of my fellow family travel bloggers posted a question on their Facebook page a while back asking where people thought of when they thought of kid friendly destinations. My initial response was Costa Rica, mostly because we were in the…

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Sand Sledding: Winter fun for the whole family

  • December 1, 2014

It is almost that time of year again -- sand sledding!  This is my favorite part of winter in LA. What isn't awesome about sledding in warm weather not having to worry about gloves and hats and frostbite. And showing…

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Malibu Lagoon Bird Watching with Kids

  • November 24, 2014

I love nature, hiking and animals, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine taking time on a Sunday to go bird watching. But yep, this is what happens in my household every month.  The Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society…

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10 Top Tips on Travelling to India with Kids

  • November 21, 2014

  Travel to India without children seems daunting to most people, much less with small kids in tow. However, traveling to India with kids can be a rich and rewarding experience for the entire family. Yes, it can be difficult,…

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Things I Miss About India

  • August 12, 2014

In preparation of our return visit to India (our expat home for 8+ years), I keep coming back to the things I miss most about it and why I feel the urge to return after only leaving 2 years ago.…

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Packing Tips for Travel with Toddlers

  • July 21, 2014

After more than 20 international and domestic trips with my toddler, I have almost perfected our list of what to take with us, no matter where we are going, San Francisco, Ireland or India. Much of our travel to this point…

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Packing List for a Toddler’s Travel Bag

  • June 21, 2014

When we travel I always follow the same packing list for my son's travel bag. It contains all of the things that he will need during the flight (car, bus or train journey). I refresh the bag with supplies as…

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Free Splash Pads on the East Side

  • June 5, 2014

It's summer and summer means water play, especially on the Eastside where our summer temperatures soar. For us it's even more important because we don't have central air at our house, so we *must* get out in the afternoons to cool…

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