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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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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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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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Top 10 Things to Do in Tucson for Families

  • February 16, 2017

Surrounded by 4 mountain ranges, bookended by a national park and situated on the banks of a river is one of Arizona's most welcoming towns. Tucson, Arizona is well known for being a fun loving college town and a haven…

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Where to Stay in Tucson with Kids

  • February 13, 2017

When planning a trip somewhere, one of the biggest roadblocks for me is figuring out where to stay. Every destination is filled with so many options - from budget options and home stays to fancy resorts. This can be one of…

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Exploring the Mojave National Preserve

  • February 6, 2017

If you are like most people, you have heard of the Mojave Desert, but your association might be limited to images of barren landscapes dotted with military bases. The Mojave definitely represents some of this, but it also has so much…

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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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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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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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Summer in Big Bear with Kids

  • August 1, 2016

Often only thought of as Southern California's place to play in the snow, Big Bear also has a wide array of activities luring visitors throughout the year. As the heat of the summer sets in, Big Bear is the perfect escape.…

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