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Five Tips for Spending a Day at the USS Midway!

  • February 19, 2018
USS Midway

The Midway is a top destination for visitors to San Diego and for good reason!  We recently took our kids to visit the historic ship and they absolutely loved it. Even if you’re not into jets or aircraft carriers, exploring this giant ship is fascinating. From the food preparation to feed a “city on a ship” to the cramped living quarters, to the belly of the ship where thousands of…

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Eat & Drink

Six Tips for Encouraging Your Kids to Eat More Adventurously

  • January 30, 2018

This post is all about tips for making your child a more adventurous eater. My kids are like most kids. If you give them a choice, dinner is most definitely, “dad’s hamburgers” (which are delicious) and fries. They love their sweets and salty snacks (we call my 8 yr. old son the “Chip monster”) and they don’t always eat their vegetables without some prodding. However, on the whole my kids…

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Activities

A Day at the Cabrillo Tidepools in San Diego

  • January 15, 2018

The Cabrillo National Monument at the point of Point Loma in San Diego is a fantastic place to visit for some great history, unbeatable views and easy hiking. In addition to the museum and lighthouse, the area also has one of the best-protected and accessible rocky “intertidal” tidepool areas (which means, the unique ecosystem that lies between the high and low tides) in southern California. They are stunning! We took the…

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Travel

Six Tips for Traveling on a Budget

  • November 20, 2017

We are not wealthy. Comfortable definitely, but we don’t have an endless supply of resources that enable us to travel and yet, we’ve been able to do so much this year. Our friends often ask us if we’ve won the lottery or somehow come into some money. In this post I’m going to talk about some of the things that have enabled us to travel more. Here are six tips…

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Travel

Five Days in London

  • October 4, 2017

The last time I was in London I was 22. Right after graduation from college some friends and I loaded up backpacks, bought a Eurorail pass and flew to London as the first stop of our journey. At the time the Pound worth was about $1.80 so everything was ridiculously expensive. On a tight budget, we barely had enough to pay for the expensive taxis let alone have a good…

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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 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…

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Travel

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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Travel

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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Travel

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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