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Reasons NOT to Stay with Relatives this Holiday Season

Of course you love your relatives, quirks and all. There’s your great-aunt with her affinity for squeezing your cheeks, your boisterous uncle sipping his bourbon-laced coffee all day, your weepy sister who cries at every sappy movie and any mention of her recent weight gain, and then there’s your mother-in-law giving lectures on how to do everything […]

Del Mar Romantic Getaway

Del Mar, located along San Diego County’s northern coast, offers an upscale, yet laid-back vibe perfect for a romantic getaway. When the San Diego Marriott Del Mar invited me and one guest to stay at their hotel last weekend, I thought, “Oh, I could never leave my kids for a whole weekend of romance.” Nah. […]

San Diego Marriott Del Mar Mother’s Day Giveaway

I think mothers should get a whole month of celebration each year, not just one single Mother’s Day. Marriott Del Mar near San Diego’s northern coast agrees. Throughout the month of May, they are giving four lucky moms a free one-night stay plus a $50 gift certificate to their award-winning restaurant, Arterra. Those hand-crafted drawings […]

Santa Monica with Kids

Santa Monica is the epitomy of a Southern California beach town with its surfable waves, walkable downtown, laidback atmosphere, and seaside amusements.

Food for Kids in San Juan, Puerto Rico

From traditional Puerto Rican cuisine, to unique candies and refreshing treats – there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy in San Juan.

A Mommy-Daughter Vacation in Puerto Rico

For weeks before our San Juan getaway my five-year-old daughter, Karissa, danced around the house singing, “Puerto Rico…Puerto Rico!” This would be a special time for the two of us to talk, frolic on the beach, play games, and do other mommy-daughter things.