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One of the best things about living in California is the abundance of locations to explore.  Whether a rugged coast line, wide open plain or cragged mountains, getting there is always part of the adventure and there are always dramatic vistas to be found. Another thing that is for certain though in the Golden State, […]

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With the white and icy blue snow contrasting against the red, brown and tans of the canyon walls, winter is a spectacular time of year to visit the Grand Canyon’s South Rim! With over six million visitors a year traveling to view the canyon, the winter months tend to see far less sightseers due to […]

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Scandinavia experiences harsh and cold winters—roughly 6 hours of daylight in December! However, shoulder-seasons offer incredible deals on airfare/hotels, fewer crowds and we wouldn’t have to deal with our cranky kids complaining over the sweltering heat. Always looking for a bargain, we jumped on the opportunity to explore Stockholm during spring break and fearlessly braved […]

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Each year we like to take our kids to visit a new part of the world to introduce them to a new culture and different way of living. We try our best to immerse ourselves into the local community, shopping at the corner store, dining at neighborhood cafes, overall trying not to feel like a […]

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It’s been 20 years since “The Troubles” officially ended in Belfast but the divide between The Republicans (Catholics) and Loyalists (Protestants) is still quite prevalent. The walls were erected in 1969 as a temporary measure to keep the groups apart, but still remain due to their effectiveness. Needless to say, it’s a somber reality that […]

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Connemara National Park is one of those offbeat locations that undoubtedly strengthens a love for Ireland. The park is situated in the west of Ireland in County Galway (roughly and hour drive) and comprised of majestic mountains, expanses of prehistoric bogs, misty lakes, delightful valleys, grasslands and spectacular beaches. One could easily spend their entire […]

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Rock of Cashel is quite a spectacular archaeological site and the limestone ruins lay perched up in contrast above the green Tipperary countryside. The Rock was once the seat of the Kings of Munster. It was visited by St, Patrick in 450 and Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland here in the 10th century. […]

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Our son has had a lifelong dream of discovering and digging up ancient dinosaur bones. So, when we were planning our fall break Utah road trip I knew we had to make a stop at the Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaur National Monument is located on the border of Utah and Colorado—in a wild landscape of […]

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Bryce Canyon National Park makes a great family destination all year long, but visiting off-season—like in the fall—has numerous advantages. 1. Lighter crowds Like most of our trips, we prefer to travel off-season—especially since Bryce Canyon receives over 1.5 million visitors annually with the bulk during the summer months. That’s a lot of rubbing elbows […]

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Whether you’re hauling your fancy DSLR camera or snapping away with your iPhone, every corner of Lake Tahoe is sure to provide the most beautiful backdrops.

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Cliffs of Moher are undoubtedly one of Ireland’s biggest attractions and truly a sight to see. While Condé Nast Traveller Magazine has ranked these stunning views as the best cliff-view on the planet, it’s really Ireland’s fickle weather that dictates how you experience the cliffs. We tried not to let the moody weather dampen our […]

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Whether you’re yearning to fulfill a fairytale fantasy or you’re just a huge history buff, you may have dreamt about spending the night in a real Irish castle. After nearly three weeks exploring Ireland, we wanted our last night in the Emerald Isle to be a memorable one. So we dusted off our royal robes […]

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