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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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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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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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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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5 Family-Friendly Destinations in the Mediterranean

  • May 15, 2017

  Choosing the perfect place for your next family vacation can be tough. You want somewhere that has something for everyone to enjoy and doesn’t break the bank. Perfect family-friendly destinations typically have a good range of amenities and facilities with…

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Monteverde Itinerary & Guide

  • May 12, 2017

Straddling the Continental Divide in the mountains of Costa Rica is Monteverde, one of the country's top tourist destinations. In English, that translates to green mountain. And green it is! There is an almost always present layer of moisture in the…

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7 Top Tips for Road Trips With Kids

  • May 9, 2017

One of our favorite ways to travel is by taking a road trip. It is the perfect way for the whole family to spend quality time together while exploring different destinations. There’s no worry of public meltdowns on planes, trains or buses—that’s…

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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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