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The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Yosemite with Kids

  • August 13, 2018

A family trip to Yosemite National Park is the quintessential American summer holiday. Exploring Yosemite with kids while camping (or glamping as it is for us!), splashing through rivers, and spying out some of the best natural scenes in the…

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Top Northern California Attractions in Redding & Upstate

  • June 7, 2018

When people think of Northern California they often just consider the landmark destinations like San Francisco and the Napa and Sonoma wine country. However, Redding and UpState California, the real northern California, is the vast area north of Sacramento all…

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Hiking with Kids: Tips to Keep Them Moving

  • January 11, 2018

Before moving to Los Angeles, hiking wasn't on our regular rotation of things to do. However, we quickly learned that it was *the* thing to do in LA. With limited funds and a desire to explore as much of this…

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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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Pismo Beach Sand Dunes

  • January 5, 2017

Everyone seems to know that California has an abundance of national parks, but what some don't realize is that there are also a ton of really great state parks that are well worth visiting. One such park, nicknamed Pismo Beach…

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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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29 Palms: A Joshua Tree Hidden Gem

  • July 21, 2016

We have been to Joshua tree too many times to count, but we continue to find new areas to explore. On my most recent trip, I had the opportunity to stay in Twentynine Palms near the Oasis of Mara entrance.…

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Finding Adventure in Dinosaurland

  • April 21, 2016

Last summer we took a 10 day road trip through Arizona and Utah with our family friends from Texas. While researching that trip I came across Dinosaur National Monument in northern Utah and western Colorado. We weren’t planning to be…

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Family Day Trip to Muir Woods

  • April 4, 2016

The Bay Area is one of my favorite places on earth. Not just because I lived there for almost a decade, but because no matter where you turn you are surrounded by so much beauty. The abundance of beautiful scenery,…

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Hiking the Kilauea Iki Trail with Kids

  • February 15, 2016

A visit to the Big Island of Hawaii isn't complete without a trip to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Having the opportunity to see a real live active volcano in person was one of the main reasons in going to Hawaii…

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What To Do in Wrightwood (Near Mt. High)

  • January 21, 2016

You managed to pack up the car, bundle up the kids and hit the road for snow tubing at Mountain High. Whew! Congrats. Oh but wait, now you have arrived only to discover that it's either sold out for the day…

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National Parks with Kids: A How To Guide

  • January 11, 2016

Did you notice this year's Tournament of Roses Parade theme? Have you seen the commercials? If so, you probably already know that 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the national parks system. If not, it's a huge deal and is…

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Go Outdoors with LA Walks

  • November 2, 2015

Every month Charles Fleming, the author of the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles and Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles hosts a walk somewhere in Los Angeles. Some walks are…

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