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Summer in Bend, Oregon — River, Brews and Lakes

  • October 26, 2018

“Can we please move to Bend?” I asked my husband after we spent five days in Oregon’s summer/winter playground of a city, this past summer. (Unfortunately there is no surfing except for river surfing! so the answer was ‘no’). Bend is spectacular.  Not only is it beautiful, but it has something for everyone — river activities, fishing, hiking, breweries, great food, and more, and that’s just in the summer.  This…

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Big Sur, California and Pfeiffer Burns Campground

  • August 29, 2018

Big Sur, California is what coastal roadtrip dreams are made of. The rugged and majestic stretch of coastline on California’s central coast begins after San Simeon, and continues up highway 1 to Carmel.  The long stretch of undeveloped land is strikingly different than the rest of California’s densely populated coast — this is one of the things that makes it so special. The clear blue water, wildflowers, cliffs, and bridges…

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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…

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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…

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Destinations

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…

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Activities

Five Fun Ways to Get Kids Hiking (without Complaints)

  • July 25, 2017

Hiking is one of the most amazing ways to see the world. I love hiking and I’m trying to pass on that appreciation to my children. One of the challenges however, is getting the kids through a climb with minimal complaints (can I get an amen?). Candy is the world’s best motivator, but there are other ways to get kids smiling up a mountain. Here are five ideas to get…

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15 Fun Ideas for Summer Activities with Your Kids

  • June 5, 2017
Go on a Nature Walk with the kids this summer

Make this your best summer yet – check out these 15 fun summer activities with your kids! Its that time again – Summer! If you’re like me, summer is both fun and daunting. I love the more relaxed pace (and not having to pack school lunches everyday yay!). But I also know that the days can get a bit long if we don’t have plans for activities. I am not against letting my…

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