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15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy in this sunny Southern California town. As a mom who lived San Diego for 15 years and who returns regularly with her brood, here are my picks for the best San Diego attractions for kids. I’ve also included my favorite restaurants and […]

Geek’s Guide to San Francisco and Beyond for Star Wars Fans and Comics Lovers

San Francisco may be primarily known for its cable cars, historical landmarks, and cuisine culture. But it’s also a friendly refuge for geeks seeking adventure inspired by film and cartoons. (Think Star Wars, the Peanuts comic strip, and all things Disney!) My husband, Jeff, and I first started traveling as a couple in San Francisco. […]

5 Destinations that Feel Like Europe in North America

Do you have the itch to travel to Europe but your bank account doesn’t have enough scratch? Want to go somewhere that feels foreign without taking an overnight flight? You don’t have to leave North America to reach some great locales that will make you feel like you’ve crossed the Atlantic. Instead, travel to these five destinations that feel […]

California Dreaming and a Golden State Giveaway

Do me a favor. Close your eyes and picture California. Go ahead. Close ’em. What did you see? Maybe it’s the beach scenes of San Diego and Huntington Beach, with miles of waves sprinkled with surfers hanging 10. You might see rows and rows of green and purple grapes lolling in the sun in California’s Wine Country, almost begging you […]

Why Book a Stay at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite National Park

If you’re planning a visit to Yosemite during this centennial anniversary year of National Parks, you definitely want to book a stay at the renowned Tenaya Lodge. With its wide-ranging resort comforts, amenities and family-friendly vibe, Tenaya will make your visit to Yosemite National Park even more memorable. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite National Park For the past […]

10 Best Embassy Suites Pools

I am cuckoo for great hotel pools and I adore the perks and extra space offered by Embassy Suites. It just makes sense to combine these two loves into one glorious blog post. Check out the 10 best Embassy Suites pools! Embassy Suites Dorado Del Mar Beach Resort Dorado, Puerto Rico At Embassy Suites Dorado […]

Fabulous Fun in Solana Beach & Del Mar, California

Solana Beach and its neighbor, Del Mar, gracefully balance the casual feel of seaside, sand-in-your-suit living with upscale offerings. If you like a blend of the finer, and the grittier, things in life – you’ll love a visit to these pretty beach towns just north of San Diego. Here’s what to do, see, eat and where to […]

Palm Springs Romantic Getaway

Mid-way through our Palm Springs romantic getaway, I asked my husband why we hadn’t done this sooner. It had been eight years since we embarked on a grown-ups-only trip, and that’s just far too long! With great places to stay, a tasty locavore food scene, and plenty to do (or not do), Palm Springs provides a lovely retreat from […]

5 Quirky Museums for Kids in the U.S.

Museums don’t have to been stuffy, boring places that make kids groan and moan. In fact, there are many unusual museums devoted to interesting and specific topics that can win over even the most reluctant museum-goer. Add these five quirky museums for kids to your vacation must-see list. (This post is brought to you in partnership with Flights.com, a […]

San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort with Kids – Paradise Indeed!

San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort isn’t merely a place to rest your head during a stay in America’s Finest City. This hotel is a destination unto itself. Indeed, you may not need to ever leave the resort during your vacation. (But with all that San Diego has to offer families, you should drag yourself away […]

Why Visit Borrego Springs with Kids

Have you heard of Borrego Springs, California? It’s this funky area inhabited by about 3,500 residents in the middle of the desert. Although located within San Diego County, you’ll feel worlds away from the beachy vibe of SoCal in this desert village. Here are four reasons to visit Borrego Springs with kids. 1. Anza-Borrego State […]

Strawberry Picking with Kids Near LEGOLAND California

Strawberry picking with kids may not be on the top of your list of things to do during a visit to San Diego or Carlsbad, but after a couple of fun-packed days riding roller coasters and kiddie rides at LEGOLAND California, your family will probably be ready for a nature-inspired down day. Lucky for you, there is Carlsbad […]

A Beachy Keen Romantic Pismo Beach Getaway

Located just three hours north from LAX, the classic Californian coastal town of Pismo Beach offers couples a fun and laid-back beachfront getaway. There is no shortage of great activities to choose from in this popular destination—golf, tennis, cycling, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, dune buggy riding, and exploring expansive sand beaches. Whether for a babymoon, anniversary trip, […]