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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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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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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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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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Celebrating Midsummer in Sweden

  • June 1, 2017

One of the our favorite things about traveling is visiting a destination during a local festival. Even just being an observer to local events can bring such a unique insight into the local culture. It is even better when you can celebrate…

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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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