Travel, Treats, Tips, & Traditions


Summer of Heroes coming to Disney California Adventure Park – meet Groot!

Meet Groot at Disney California Adventure Park

There is always something new at the Disneyland Resort and this year is going to have Marvel fans happy dancing! Guardians of the the Galaxy  – Mission : BREAKOUT! Opens…

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How to get FREE coffee and treats at Disney! And a Giveaway!

downtonw disney starbucks coffee

Everyone knows our family loves Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  We are experts in saving money and stretching a budget at Disney. How about free coffee at Disney? I have…

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Celebrate “Grinchmas” at Universal Studios Hollywood

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…

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


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. …

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

The Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

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!

merry farm logo

  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…

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Camping at the San Diego Zoo – Wildlife Sleepovers!

camping at the San Diego Zoo

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

apple farm

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

monterey with kids

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

solvang for families

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

Santa Barbara Mission free printable

Mission Santa Barbara is a beautiful piece of history! Check out our pictures and free printable below!   As a home schooling family we try to make learning part of…

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Glamping is better than camping and this is why….

glamping verses camping

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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family travelOur family loves to travel!  We love to share our expert *ish* tips from our family and couple travels!  Come along as we enjoy day trips in SoCal like Disneyland, LEGOLAND, Laguna Beach, San Diego, and more!  We also love to share about our travel to Hawaii, Costa Rica, San Francisco, Yosemite and more!  Read our stories, you might just want to book your vacation and pack your suitcase!