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There we were, celebrating our 10-year anniversary, in wine county, never been wine tasting and NO idea where to begin. We decided to book a half-day excursion with The Wine Wrangler through our hotel—figuring my husband’s taste for beer and my love for anything from a wine bottle wouldn’t get us to the “best” wineries. […]

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Many make the trek out to Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, during the peak season of mid-March to Mid-April, in hopes of spectacular array of color. The reserve is nestled in the Antelope Buttes, near Lancaster, on the most consistent poppy-bearing land in the state. However, a lot of factors are involved for a vibrant […]

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Once a playground for Hollywood’s rich and famous along with a escape for snowbirds wishing to get away from the cold of old man winter, this picturesque desert oasis has changed in the 21st century into a very family-friendly vacation getaway. LOCATION Palm Springs is tucked away in the Coachella Valley between Los Angeles and […]

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What is it about ghost towns that allure tourists from all parts of the world? Abandoned old towns can offer a unique experience of history for kids of all ages. Calico Ghost Town is an old silver mining town that has been around since 1881. But when the silver market collapsed in the late 1800s […]

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As the year comes to an end, it’s a great opportunity to reflect upon our past year’s adventures and start planning for the new year! January 2016 San Diego, California February 2016 Disneyland February 2016 Yosemite National Park, California April 2016 Oregon Road Trip :: Redding | Portland | Astoria | Lincoln City | Klamath […]

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In the foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains lies the town of Tehachapi, California. It’s a small farming and railroad town whose claim to fame is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, the Tehachapi Loop. This loop built in 1876 is where trains climb a long spiral to make the grade and bridge the difference in […]

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The Great Wolf Lodge Resort— the largest chain of indoor waterparks in North America—opened their latest location in Garden Grove, California a mere two miles from Disneyland earlier this year. And, in taking advantage of their grand opening special, we booked a one-night stay recently. On top of the hours of fun the family can […]

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50 percent of the world’s plants and animals can be found in rainforests and is one of the most verdant playgrounds for photographers. Prepare yourself for an intimate look at a hike our family took through Costa Rica’s Volcán Arenal National Park. Lake Arenal Starting Our Hike Garden Emerald Hummingbird Thoas Swallowtail Butterfly Learning Poisonous […]

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When taking our kids abroad we have two main goals: first to introduce them into a new culture, and secondly to introduce them to a different way of living. And scouring the globe earlier this year for our summer vacation we came upon Costa Rica. We figured surely any kid would love the jungle as […]

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