The Best of Disneyland with Toddlers

  • May 22, 2014

Going to the grocery store with toddlers is a daunting and overwhelming experience for many, so you can imagine the level of anxiety that comes up for so many families when discussing going to Disneyland with toddlers. This is even…

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Planning a Trip to Disneyland with Toddlers

  • May 16, 2014

Planning a trip to Disneyland with toddlers can be overwhelming. After several years of attending as season pass holders, we have learned the ins and outs on how to get the most out of a visit. Find out all you…

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Summer Sounds at the Hollywood Bowl

  • May 13, 2014

Summer is fast approaching, which means it's almost time for one of our favorite summer activities - Summer Sounds at the Hollywood Bowl. Every time we drive by the Hollywood Bowl, my son starts talking about Mr. K and Summer Sounds, asking…

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Classic Car Night at Bob’s Big Boy

  • August 7, 2013

Classic Car Night at Bob's Big Boy Every Friday from 5 pm - 10 pm, classic car's start rolling into Bob's Big Boy in the Toluca Lake area of Burbank. My son asks me about all of the new, interesting cars on…

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Family Friendly Summer Fun at Barnsdall Park

  • June 27, 2013

It was our first summer in LA and a Friday night summer tradition began - Barnsdall.  Barnsdall Park hosts a wine tasting night on the west lawn of the Hollyhock House, every Friday night from Labor Day weekend through the end…

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Expectations and Realities of Expat Life in India

  • June 26, 2013

I left San Francisco ready for adventure, excitement, travel and days filled with amazingness. What I found on the other side included all of this, but also loneliness, disillusionment and hard work.  I had already traveled all over the world…

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Best Places to Visit in Delhi with Kids

  • May 23, 2013

India isn't probably the first destination you would think to take your kids, and the capital, the capital of India may not be an obvious choice but kids are warmly welcomed there and throughout the country.  Younger kids may find…

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Tips on Avoiding Culture Shock in India

  • May 21, 2013

  Are you planning on visiting India, but not sure what to expect? You have dreamed of going to India for years, you have seen all of the movies, you have read the books, you feel like you KNOW what…

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Top Tips for Flying with Toddlers

  • May 18, 2013

Top Tips for Flying with Toddlers I am constantly peppered with questions on how to travel with a toddler. Our son has been on over 30 flights in his first 2.5 years, so he is already a seasoned traveler but it…

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Packing Essentials: Developing Countries

  • May 9, 2013

After 8+ years of living and many more years of traveling in developing countries, I have developed a pretty good packing list. I know exactly what to take versus what to buy at my destination.  I try to always pack…

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LA Live Steamers Railroad Museum

  • May 7, 2013

It is not easy to get in to see the LA Live Steamers model train and train ride in Griffith Park. They are only open on Sunday's from 10:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. and with a toddler who still naps…

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Ireland to Morocco

  • May 6, 2013

I have been trying to plan a trip for us somewhere in the vicinity of Europe when we will be in Ireland for my father in law's 70th birthday. I can't pass up the opportunity to be across the pond and not go…

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Family Hike: Dante’s Peak, Griffith Park

  • April 11, 2013

Everyone outside of LA have these really negative mental images of what LA is all about - terrible traffic, lots of plastic surgery, expensive shops, totally fake people, strip mall central, etc. And yes a lot of that exists, but…

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Travel Addict

  • April 1, 2013

I have managed to give up all of my addictions through the years. I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke, I don't drink caffeine (very often) and I don't eat meat (red or chicken). People say "WHAT?! But everyone MUST…

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