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Guide to Carlsbad, California for Families

Carlsbad is probably not the first place that pops to mind when you think of a California vacation…but maybe it should be. Often overlooked in favor of its popular neighbor, San Diego, this laid-back beach city has plenty of fun for families. Carlsbad is just 36 miles north of San Diego International Airport and less […]

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 […]

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown for Families

Located within walking distance of Washington DC‘s most famous landmarks lies the Hilton Garden Inn, a friendly hotel with plenty of practical amenities. For traveling families who want to tour America’s capital city but avoid lengthy bus rides, crippling walks, and pricey cab fares, the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown makes a prime choice. […]

Washington D.C. with Kids – Educational Fun for All Ages

Washington D.C. might seem an imposing place for families, and particularly those with young children. The center of American political life and host to some of history’s most famous events, one could argue that visitors need some knowledge of our political past to truly appreciate it. How completely false! The youngest of children—or any not […]

Napa Valley Getaway Tips

California Wine Country is a wonderful destination for any type of vacation: mancation (a la the movie Sideways), kids trip (we had a ball on our family wine country vacation a few years ago), romantic retreat (it’s where my husband and I made the decision to start a family once upon a time), a girlfriends getaway, or, as the case […]