Hiking with Kids: Tips to Keep Them Moving

  • January 11, 2018

Before moving to Los Angeles, hiking wasn't on our regular rotation of things to do. However, we quickly learned that it was *the* thing to do in LA. With limited funds and a desire to explore as much of this…

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Alaska Road Trip with Thrifty Car Rental

  • January 8, 2018

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…

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2018 Travel Dreams

  • January 4, 2018

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…

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Year in Review | 2017 Summary

  • December 30, 2017

It's that time of year again, where I like to go back and review my year in travel.  In a general sense, I feel like 2017 is probably the least travel that I have done in years, but in reality…

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Language Immersion Family Travel

  • December 22, 2017

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…

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Los Angeles Holiday Activities & Events Guide

  • November 20, 2017

The holiday season is upon us which means an overload of things to do in Los Angeles. Even though we don't get the snowy cold weather, this city knows how to celebrate for the holidays! Parades, neighborhood Christmas light extravaganzas,…

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Glamping in Idyllwild with Kids

  • November 20, 2017

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.…

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7 Things to Know Before You Go to Alaska

  • November 6, 2017

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…

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Stay Connected in Ireland with Pocket WiFi

  • October 27, 2017

In all the years we have been visiting Ireland, we have struggled with our telecommunication options. When we lived in India and would visit the homeland, we were able to switch over to a local SIM card easily. However, it…

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Flying to Europe with WOW Air

  • October 13, 2017

I'm a sucker for cheap flights. Even though everyone I know hates one of the most well known budget airlines here in the states, Spirit Airlines, I'm actually OK with them - as long as I know what I am…

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Top 5 Things to Do in Dublin with Kids

  • October 6, 2017

Visiting Ireland is a dream destination for many families and almost all visits include a stay in the nation's capital city of Dublin. While Dublin is mostly thought of for it's literary history and it's lively Temple Bar scene, there…

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What to do in Los Angeles for Halloween

  • October 3, 2017

Every year the number of traditions that my son institutes seems to grow exponentially. It's tough to keep up with all the things he wants to do each year to signify and celebrate the coming Halloween holiday. For him it's not…

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Exploring Long Beach with Kids

  • September 27, 2017

Most southern Californian residents know Long Beach either for it's spectacular aquarium or as the home of the famous Queen Mary. Situated on the coast, only 30 minutes from LAX or Downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach is an easy day trip…

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