Everything You Need to Know about Halloween at Disneyland

Everything You Need to Know about Halloween at Disneyland

By now, many of you know that we are quite the Disney family and if you don’t already know, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Put those two together and Boo-Ya, you got Halloween at Disneyland! Throughout fall I love to partake in everything from the super creepy to the happy and harvesty, which I’ve written about in my post Best Halloween Events for Families, HERE. Usually, families with small kids probably like to keep things on the lighter side of Halloween. We dabbles in it all and a visit to…

Why a SeaWorld Halloween is Spooktacular!

Why a SeaWorld Halloween is Spooktacular!

Halloween is great time of year to let loose and let your freak flag fly. I love dressing up, being silly and laughing our fears in the face. Although I do enjoy the creepy side to Halloween, it doesn’t have to be a scary holiday. In fact, there are many ways to celebrate this wonderful holiday in the fall. One way is to visit during the weekends for a SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular in San Diego. Keep Cost in Check: Go for the annual pass if you’re local. It really is…

Ultimate Guide to Disneyland with Kids

Ultimate Guide to Disneyland with Kids

The original Disneyland Park, located in Anaheim, California first opened June 17, 1955. Almost 70 years later Disney is as popular as ever attracting 17 million visitors a year. My Great Aunt Betty took my mom when she was a little girl the first week the park opened. I grew up going to Disneyland and now my family continues to be among the crowd, visiting multiple times a month. We have practically made Disneyland with kids a routine, so we got this on lock and it’s time to share my…

Visiting The Queen Mary with Kids

Visiting The Queen Mary with Kids

Built during the Great Depression, Queen Mary departed on her maiden transatlantic voyage in 1936. This grand ocean liner set the bar in terms of luxury, hosting celebrity guests such as Clark Gable as well as British royalty. The Queen Mary’s days a luxury liner were short lived, because in 1939 she transformed into the Grey Ghost as a troopship at the start of WWII. After her service in the war she returned to serving passengers for 20 years, before docking for the final time in 1967 in Long Beach,…

Ultimate Guide to Old Town San Diego With Kids

Ultimate Guide to Old Town San Diego With Kids

Old Town San Diego is the birthplace of California and 200 hundred years later continues to be the hubbub of excitement. The history, the culture, the proximity to sea and the tequila, make Old Town one of my favorite places to visit in San Diego. Although there are said to be plenty of ghosts, this is no ghost town. There is so much to do with all the shops, restaurants, bars and historic sites. The constant hustle and bustle of activity keeps it full of life every day. With so…

Stepping Back in Time at the La Brea Tar Pits with Kids

Stepping Back in Time at the La Brea Tar Pits with Kids

  Los Angeles is a bustling metropolis home to Hollywood movie studios, famous beaches and trendy restaurants, but would you believe me if I told you it is also home the world’s most famous fossil sites? Well, it is. Smack dab in the middle of L.A are 10,000 to 40,000 year old asphalt pools that contained many Ice Age animal bones, like mammoths and saber-toothed cats. That is right, alongside skyscrapers and city traffic, is a live fossil excavation site. I’ve wanted to take my kids for a while now,…

Knott’s Berry Farm with Kids

Knott’s Berry Farm with Kids

Before Knott’ Berry Farm became the theme park it is today, it was once a literal berry farm owned by Walter and Cordelia Knott way back in 1920. Once a roadside stop selling berries, preserves, pies and fried chicken, they eventually added attractions such as the Ghost Town to entertain their visitors. Even though there have been some major changes in the last 84 years, Knott’s Berry Farm has still maintained many of the original fixtures, keeping the quaint country feel that people love. Knott’s holds a special place in…

Bravo Farms with Kids

Bravo Farms with Kids

Although my kids have been raised near the sea, my daughter is a country girl at heart. She claims to want to live on a farm, milk cows, get her eggs from her own chickens and grow her own food. She loves the Food Network with her favorite shows being Pioneer Woman, Farmhouse Rules and Heartland Table. Fortunately, my niece married herself a real cowboy and we were invited to visit his family farm. Firecracker had a blast feeding all the animals and letting the baby calves suck on her…

How to do Palm Springs with Kids

How to do Palm Springs with Kids

The surrounding mountains are so close you feel as though you could reach out and touch them. I take in these spectacular views through a flashy pair of shades as I sip a crisp glass of white wine, lounging on one of the many restaurant patios that line Palm Canyon drive. The heat is dry, but not unbearable thanks to the cool refreshing spray of the abundant misters. I am in Palm Springs, baby. Hollywood’s playground since the 1920’s, this desert oasis has been attracting celebrities and sun-seekers for decades….

Buena Park with Kids

Buena Park with Kids

Orange County, California is home to many popular cities. Newport Beach and Laguna Beach both have been the back drops to famous television shows and Anaheim has Disneyland, but what do you know about Buena Park? There are so many fun things to do in Orange County for families that it would take you multiple trips to see and do it all. I’m lucky enough to call this piece of the U.S home and I want to share the best of it with all of you! Today, I want to…