Guide to Rving at Vail Lake Resort with Kids

Guide to Rving at Vail Lake Resort with Kids

Vail Lake, a little oasis tucked behind the wineries of Temecula, California. This was the site of our debut RV trip back in August 2012. It is now a part of our regular rotation. We enjoy the open space, beautiful views, fun village, annual events, proximity to town, and the low rates. It’s no wonder why we love taking out the RV for the weekend to relax at Vail Lake Resort with Kids. Keep cost in check: In general Vail Lake is a very reasonable with rates ranging from $45-$100,…

Ultimate Guide to Disney California Adventure with Kids

Ultimate Guide to Disney California Adventure with Kids

Opening in February of 2001, Disney California Adventure stole the show (a least in my opinion). The theme park recently went through a complete remodel this year, whimsically representing California and highlighting the state’s diversity. Visitors can wander through Hollywood, stroll along the boardwalk or hike through the wilderness before taking a break to sip wine in Napa or listen to the Mariachi Divas over a margarita. It is all here to enjoy. I love the vibe at Disney California Adventure with kids and it is definitely our favorite park…

Ultimate Guide to a SeaWorld Christmas with Kids

Ultimate Guide to a SeaWorld Christmas with Kids

It is Christmas time in San Diego and what better to way to celebrate the holidays by the sea than by hanging out with some of the ocean’s most awesome wildlife friends at SeaWorld? It is a coastal Christmas complete with whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and Santa, of course. We may not have blizzards here in Southern California, but we sure know how to do the holidays! Here is your ultimate guide to a SeaWorld Christmas with kids! First, here are some festive shots from around the park!! Keep…

What to do in Solvang with Kids

What to do in Solvang with Kids

Solvang, Danish for sunny fields, is a quaint little Danish village filled with European charm, windmills, and craft local brews, delicious local wine and decadent pastries. Settled in 1911 by Danish immigrants, Solvang remains a little piece of Denmark in Central California. With so many places to shop, drink and eat, it is best to make a weekend out of the visit, but it also makes for a fun little pit-stop on your way up (or down) California’s coast. We usually break up road trips with a visit to Solvang…

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…

Ultimate Guide to St Pete Beach with Kids

Ultimate Guide to St Pete Beach with Kids

Welcome to St Pete Beach where the sand is as white as snow and as soft as powder, where the clear waters of the gulf are as radiantly turquoise as they are invitingly warm and where the sunsets are just too breathtaking to be real. Known as the sunset capital of Florida, St Pete Beach has been rated #1 top beach destination by TripAdvisor.com as well as earned a rating of #5 by Travel’s Choice Awards. Parent Magazine even rated St. Pete Beach as #3 of America’s Top 10 Best…

10 Taboos Family Travelers Should Break

10 Taboos Family Travelers Should Break

Mistakes. Mishaps. Fails. These Uh-Oh moments are not always a bad thing, if you learn from them, anyway. Happily, family travel provides plenty of opportunity for learning experiences. I have been traveling with my babies since they popped out of me and believe me, we have had our share of challenges, but I always make note of what didn’t work as to not make the same mistakes again. Like they say, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Do you have to learn from your own…

Idyllwild Weekend Conclusion

Idyllwild Weekend Conclusion

Day 3 & Day 4 Sunday 02.08.15 Yesterday was busy, so I didn’t get to journal. Now, I am sitting with my steaming cup of hot coffee waiting for this frigid cabin to warm up. I get really hot when I sleep and turned off the heat and now I’m freezing. This weekend was supposed to be in the high 80’s. I guess in the mountains it doesn’t feel the same, because I’m cold. Sis would love this weather. Once I read the weather report, I repacked. I took out…

2014 Top 12 Travels

2014 Top 12 Travels

Happy New Year! I can’t believe how fast 2014 went, despite my greatest efforts to savor every moment. As a new year begins I can’t help but look back fondly on the last years’ events. So, in honor of the first day of 2015, I thought it only fitting to reflect on my 2014 Top 12 Travels. The Scottish Festival at the Queen Mary As a family we love to visit the historic Queen Mary, but this year we visited during the Scottish Festival for the first time. It was…

Sea World San Diego

Sea World San Diego

Sea World San Diego has been the center of some recent controversy since the release of Blackfish, but I have done my own research and found that many of the claims of the film are fraudulent, manipulative and the “science” severely flawed. It is not the purpose of this post to convince you that Sea World is perfect, but rather to share my experiences and give tips to make the most of your visit. Everyone’s opinion is their own and everyone’s intentions are good. We all care about the well…