Travel Planning: Checklists for Travel

  • February 2, 2017

Throughout this series, I have covered the basics of how to add more travel into your life, how to research for a trip and where and how to book the trip. For the final step of travel planning, depending on…

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Go on Safari in Santa Rosa, CA

  • January 30, 2017

Long before we looked to go to Africa for safari, I had my eyes on a little known place in Northern California called Safari West. The Sonoma Serengeti as some call it, is unlike any wildlife preserve you will have…

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Travel Planning: A Resource Guide

  • January 27, 2017

Last week, we talked about researching where to go, but we didn't delve into the nitty gritty of where to research flights, accommodation and things to do. This is an extension of research, but also begins to get into the…

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JUCY: The Campervan for Non-Campers

  • January 23, 2017

I'm in love. We have just returned from a long weekend exploring the California desert in a JUCY campervan and it was amazing! Ever since I first saw these crazy looking green and purple vans on the road during our…

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Travel Planning: Researching A Trip

  • January 20, 2017

Last week I wrote about how you can add more travel into your life, but for many people, it's the travel planning that is a huge barrier to actually getting out the door. Being a researcher at heart (and through…

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7 Tips on How to Travel More

  • January 13, 2017

I often get asked how I am able to travel so much with my son. Do you homeschool? Are you loaded? Is your travel free? All valid questions. Traveling with a family is difficult once children are in school and have…

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2017 Travel Dreams

  • January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!! I hope your 2017 is off to an active and exciting start. For the 3rd year in a row I am laying out my travel dreams in writing. I haven't quite gotten prepared enough to actually purchase any…

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Year in Review | 2016 Summary

  • December 29, 2016

This year for many has been a tumultuous year. With the election and feelings of uncertainty moving throughout the world, 2016 has just felt hard for many of our friends and family. Even though we have had a fantastic year…

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Exploring Saguaro National Park in One Day

  • November 14, 2016

One of our main reasons for our recent visit to Tucson was to explore Saguaro National Park. And to get a other junior ranger badge of course! Reading the name saguaro, you might not know exactly what it is (or even…

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Guide to Legoland California

  • October 24, 2016

Even though we live only 90 minutes away from Legoland in Carlsbad, it has taken us years to finally get there. My son isn't a lego fanatic, so we weren't pushed to make the trip. I regret now that it…

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Finding Fall Colors in Bishop, California

  • October 18, 2016

Growing up in Texas and spending most of my adult life in places that do not experience fall, I had had enough and wanted to find some cooler air and pretty fall foliage in Southern California! My nature loving sidekick…

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On Safari at MalaMala Game Reserve

  • September 29, 2016

In February, we headed off to one of the few continents I had yet to visit, Africa. I am an ardent animal lover who has passed that love on to my 5 yr old son, thus a safari excursion was…

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Copenhagen Card – Should You Purchase It?

  • August 29, 2016

On my first trip to Europe as a backpacker I was given a sound piece of advice that I'm honestly still not always great at following: Don't fret over the cost of attractions. Recognize that you may never visit again…

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Medieval Times or Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

  • August 15, 2016

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…

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Exploring the McKenzie River in Central Oregon

  • August 11, 2016

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…

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Top 3 Boutique Hotels in Kerala

  • August 8, 2016

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…

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