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Celebrate “Grinchmas” at Universal Studios Hollywood

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Universal Studios Hollywood™ and Universal CityWalk®  are all decked out for the holidays! Universal Studios is located in Hollywood California.  This unique theme…


5 Reasons Why Knott’s Berry Farm is Great for Families with Little Ones – Knott’s Season Pass Giveaway

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Just in time for the holidays we have an amazing giveaway from one of our favorite partners! Knott’s Berry Farm is the perfect day out for families with little ones. …

The Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

The Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the perfect Holiday getaway!

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The Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is all dressed up for the holidays! The Grand Californian is of course the perfect place to stay when you are planning a trip…

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The Old Fashioned Charm of Knott’s Merry Farm!

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  Knott’s Berry Farm will always hold a special place in my heart.  The old fashioned charm, Mrs. Knott’s famous chicken dinner,  and fun rides make up some of my…

camping at the San Diego Zoo

Camping at the San Diego Zoo – Wildlife Sleepovers!

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We bid farewell to Summer with an overnight camping trip at the San Diego Zoo.  While attending the press junket for The Wild Life we were able to visit the…

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Apple Farm Inn – Wine Country Hospitality in San Luis Obispo

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Nestled in San Luis Obispo is quite possibly the most charming establishment on planet Earth. Apple Farm Inn is the sweetest hotel that we will be recommending and visiting for…

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Monterey California with kids – FREE Ocean Life Printable

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If you follow our family on Instagram you know we recently went on a road trip up the California Coast. When our oldest was a baby we traveled to Monterey,…

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Things for Families to do in Solvang California

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Solvang California is as charming as they come.  The Danish Village is quaint and full of history. On our trip up the California Coast we knew we had to visit…

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A tour of Mission Santa Barbara and a FREE activity sheet

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As a home schooling family we try to make learning part of every trip. On our last trip up the California Coast it of course made sense to visit a…

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Glamping is better that camping and this is why….

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Camping has never been my thing.  While my husband has fond memories of both tent and RV camping, I do not.  My family growing up went on many camping adventures. …

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Things to do with big kids at LEGOLAND California – and a giveaway!

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We have enjoyed LEGOLAND California ever since our kids were babies. As they grow up, we are happy to see that as the park grows they continue to add exciting…

Alcatraz Island – National Park in Pictures

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Alcatraz Island is home of one of the most famous prisons in America – but did you also know it is a National Park and Federally protected nature preserve?  We…