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Idyllwild Camping, Glamping & Fun Things to Do

  • November 20, 2017

An Idyllwild camping or glamping trip is the perfect escape for those living in Southern California. This small mountain town is popular with hippies and hikers alike offering an abundance of things to do. Nestled in the San Jacinto mountains…

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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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Our Summer Alaska Adventure

  • September 18, 2017

For the 4th year in a row, we have been so lucky to spend a week of our summer with friends who live in Texas. My son, being an only child looks forward to this week with his two buddies as…

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Guide to Legoland Water Park

  • May 29, 2017

Growing up in Texas, my summers were spent at the local pool or the water park, so I was super excited to finally take my son to his first water park. With hot summers, Southern California has a great selection…

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Rejuvenate at SpringHill Suites in Oceanside

  • May 1, 2017

The last thing I wanted to do after finding my car broken into was drive 80 miles south of Los Angeles to Oceanside for a planned weekend getaway. Turns out, it's exactly what I needed. Packed up and ready to head…

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National Parks in the Bay Area

  • April 17, 2017

During our recent visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, we unexpectedly found ourselves at a national park site that we didn't even know existed. Researching this a bit more, I was surprised to learn there are 10 national park sites…

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Glamping in Southern California

  • April 13, 2017

I love camping, as in, I love being out in nature. But I actually don't really love setting up a tent, sleeping on a half inflated air mattress (I mean they never stay inflated for the whole night right?) or cooking on…

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6 Things Not to Miss at the Grand Canyon

  • April 10, 2017

Visiting the Grand Canyon is often high on travelers’ bucket lists. Part of the Grand Canyon makes up one of the most famous of all the US’s national parks, while other sections are located on lands still owned by Native…

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Best Family Road Trips in the US

  • April 3, 2017

One of our all time favorite ways to travel is by road. Prior to having kids road trips were few and far between. Usually just as a means to get somewhere that was too expensive to fly! I wasn't looking to take…

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Top 5 Things for Families to Do in Palm Springs

  • March 30, 2017

An exclusive vacation spot for Californians and out of towners alike, Palm Springs is known for its outdoor exploration, relaxation and intense heat. These things blend together to create the perfect desert experience. Ideal for a girls weekend away or…

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Things To Do In Oceanside CA

  • March 23, 2017

Through the years, my son has become a real train enthusiast, moving beyond just playing with his toy trains to actually taking an interest in real ones no matter where they are. He loves to go to the local train station…

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Horseback Riding in Tucson

  • March 9, 2017

I have been a fan of horseback riding since I was a kid growing up in Texas. It's something I try to do wherever I am, as it provides a good opportunity to see landscapes not otherwise accessible, as well…

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Exploring Santa Rosa with Kids

  • March 6, 2017

When you hear of Sonoma County, you think wine country. Yep, this is the heart of the wine country. For young singles and couples without kids, a weekend visit to Sonoma means soaking up the scenery, sampling first class wines…

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Where to Eat in Tucson with Kids

  • February 20, 2017

If you follow us regularly, you will know that finding options for meals while traveling is one of my least favorite things to do. It's the one part of traveling that I don't enjoy. Being in a new city, surrounded…

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