Poppies! The Wonders of a “Superbloom”

  • May 9, 2019

California is pretty boom or bust when it comes to rain. After years of drought, we have finally had a few solid years of rain, this year more than most. In Southern California when the rains have been particularly strong, something wonderful happens, a Superbloom! Superblooms happen when seeds that have lain dormant get enough moisture to grow. There are a number of places to view flowers, one is the…

1 Comment

Living the Airstream Life at Caravan Outpost in Ojai, California

  • January 30, 2019

This month has been absolutely insane. The day after Christmas our kitchen flooded, which led to basically a complete home remodel. We are still without a kitchen, boxes are piled up – painting supplies everywhere and new kitchen appliances are sitting in the middle of the dining room. We’ve been using paper plates for a month now and I’m exhausted by the process. It will be AWESOME when its done,…

No Comments
Tips & Q&As Travel

Seven Week Road Trip Costs – Tips for Staying on a Budget

  • October 9, 2018

So many people have asked us how we managed to travel for seven weeks this summer with our kids. We got questions like: “Are you teachers?”, “Are you independently wealthy?” (We laughed at that one!), “How are you doing this?” was another common question. So here it goes. This is how we did it! First off — We are not teachers, but we do work remotely as consultants in our…

No Comments

Santa Cruz, California – Updated! 30 Things to Do

  • August 17, 2018
santa cruz

Santa Cruz is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been going to a cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains since I was a few months old. I originally posted a blog post about some of my favorite places and things to do in Santa Cruz last year. But since we’re always trying out new things, this blog post includes 10 more favorites! Here are 30 of my…

No Comments

Imagine & Go Year Recap: Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2017

  • December 11, 2017

As the end of the year approaches I feel very nostalgic and incredibly grateful about all the amazing experiences I had and the things I saw and did with my family. As I look at this list I feel more than fortunate and I know all of this is such a gift that many people don’t get to experience. I don’t take any of this for granted. For several years…

No Comments

Thinking about Disney Annual Passes? Read this First

  • November 29, 2017

Do you love Disney but aren’t sure if a Disney Annual Passport is right for you? Are you wondering if getting an annual pass is worth the hefty cost? Last year we decided to forego buying a lot of Christmas and birthday gifts and instead purchased Disney Annual Passports for our family for the year. We were hesitant to do it because we worried that we wouldn’t use the passes…

No Comments

Summer Fun in Lake Tahoe

  • August 7, 2017

Tahoe is pretty much the perfect vacation spot. Whether you’re an avid outdoors-person or just enjoy relaxing and reading a book, Tahoe has everything. Growing up in Northern California had its perks. We were just a few hours from Lake Tahoe. When I was little my parents bought a share of a cabin in North Shore Lake Tahoe with some of my extended family. We spent several weeks every summer…

No Comments
Activities Destinations

10 Insider Tips for Disneyland, California

  • June 17, 2017
Disneyland and California Adventure Insider tips

Disneyland is truly magical, and such a great destination, but it also requires some planning and some skill to navigate. The crowds, the heat, and navigating the fast pass system can be confusing.  We got our children annual passes to Disneyland this year and have learned a lot by going to the parks several times a month. These 10 insider tips for Disneyland are based on our experiences.  I hope these…

No Comments

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…

No Comments

Paso Robles, California – Three Day Itinerary

  • April 8, 2017
Paso Robles

I think Paso Robles is one of the most underrated wine regions in California. It has it all; gorgeous wineries, impressive vistas, hiking and biking, restaurants and even the beach. Also, if you’re a craft beer lover there are some great places to check out for a cold IPA.  Recently a good friend and I embarked on a girls’ getaway and had the most amazing weekend. WHERE IS PASO ROBLES? Paso…

No Comments