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America vs. UK — 10 Differences You Should Know Before you Go

  • September 24, 2017

Its been a long time since my last post and its great to be back. My husband and I just got back from London and had THE BEST TIME! I can’t wait to do more blog posts on our visit. But first, I thought it would be fun to do a little post on some of the differences between America and the UK. There are obviously a lot more than…

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My Favorite Travel Tips & Tricks…. and My Biggest Mistakes

  • August 28, 2017
flying on american airlines

Through all the traveling I’ve done this year, I’ve learned an extensive amount by trial and error when it comes to packing, and preparing to travel. Here are some of my travel tips. (I’ll keep adding to these as I think of more). Tips for Packing Create a capsule wardrobe — the majority of travelers overpack. One way to ensure you feel well-dressed and don’t overpack is to create a…

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Summer 2017 Wrap Up and Lessons Learned

  • August 18, 2017
Family hike in Tahoe

Summer 2017 is almost over. Next week school starts again. We begin the busy season of school, soccer games, fall baseball, and a LOT of travel. Looking back over the last few months I am so grateful for the things we were able to do and see. I learned some lessons, gained perspective and enjoyed some really amazing family time. Here are the highlights. Lesson number 1: Sometimes summer isn’t…

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — A Review of Pueblo Bonita Pacifica Resort

  • June 28, 2017
Pueblo Bonita Pacifica Resort

If you are looking for an incredible getaway in Mexico (adults only), with top notch food, incredible service, views, and relaxation, Pueblo Bonita Pacifica resort is a great option. My husband and I recently did a five night stay at the resort for our 10 year anniversary. We loved every minute of it. Below are some recommendations to decide if this resort is right for you. Location Cabo San Lucas,…

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Walking Chicago! 20 Things to Do, See and Eat

  • June 10, 2017

Walking Chicago! I started going to Chicago on a regular basis about three years ago. I work remotely for a company that is right downtown in “the Loop” as its called, and so I’ve had a lot of time to visit some of downtown Chicago’s best destinations. Chicago is very different than where I’m from in Southern California. Unlike  San Diegans who complain when the weather reaches 50 degrees in the winter,…

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Top Travel Trends for 2017

  • May 29, 2017
California Dreaming Mural in Los Angeles Popular with Instagrammers

Life is full of trends from fashion to the latest health craze, and travel is no different. Certain cities or countries become the hot spot to visit, while others see their popularity wan. In today’s post, I’m going to take a look at some top travel trends from Farm-to-Table Hotels, to brewery tour travel. Let me know what you think about these trends and if any of these are impacting…

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10 Reasons You Should Travel with Your Children

  • May 15, 2017

Though its more challenging, traveling with your children brings tremendous benefits. Whether you go international, take a road trip or just play tourist in your own town, traveling is a great opportunity to improve quality time, and help your children learn valuable life lessons. Here are 10 reasons you should travel with your children: Traveling with your children teaches them how to be a global citizen There is no better way…

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Top 10 Travel Bucket List for the Year

  • May 1, 2017

For my family, if we don’t plan it, it doesn’t happen. That’s why I pulled together a bucket list of the top 10 destinations that I would like to go to this year. As a family of four with two kids in school (youngest starts Kindergarten next year) and a limited budget, our travels needs to be planned out pretty well and of course we have limitations. We are trying to…

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California – Skip Top Tourist Spots and Visit These 10 Locations Instead

  • April 25, 2017

Everyone knows about California’s most popular places to visit including: San Francisco, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Napa and LA, good reason. But, there are so many fantastic parks and small towns in California, from Northern to Southern that are fantastic to visit. Here are a list of 10 California locations that are a great alternative to some of the more popular destinations. Healdsburg Napa Valley is incredible, but also can be crowded and expensive. Consider…

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Los Angeles – Guide to a Quick Getaway

  • April 24, 2017

There are about a million things to do in Los Angeles, so narrowing down activities, restaurants and where to stay can be a challenge.  In prep for a quick weekend getaway to LA with one of my best friends, I did a lot of research on places to go, eat and stay. You could design your LA trip in many different ways: a foodie adventure, hiking and outdoor excursion, hipster…

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