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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, is a zoo, aquarium, botanical garden and natural history museum all rolled into one. It features two miles of wide walking trails (stroller-friendly), live demonstrations, native animals and exhibits of the natural history of the Sonoran Desert. The 98 acre grounds are filled with 230 animal species and over 1,200 types […]

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Every year make the trek to “The Old Pueblo” to visit family. One of our favorite activities while visiting is taking a desert hike. We are sharing a few favored local hikes. So lace up those shoes, grab water, and smear on the sunblock—we are going exploring! Finger Rock Trail/Santa Catalina Mountains We start this […]

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Tucked away in northwest Washington, on nearly 1million acres, is the geographically diverse Olympic National Park. Within the park’s boundaries are snowcapped mountains, amazing waterfalls, glacial lakes, rugged coastlines, temperate rain forests and an array of wildlife — it’s no wonder this spectacular landscape was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sol Duc Falls Less […]

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Los Angeles is well known for its pleasant warm year round weather, but does fall short on the change of seasons. With this in mind, we packed the kids up for a weekend of cooler temperatures and fall colors in the Californian Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mammoth Lakes is an alpine mountain resort town you […]

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The Hotel Nestled on the southwestern coast of Hawaii’s Oahu Island is Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club. Situated less than hour away from Honolulu, the resort is a fantastic getaway destination for families. For centuries the area of Ko Olina was the sacred place of rest and relaxation to the royals of Hawaii. But now […]

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The Hudson River Valley is steeped with history and considered to be the most scenic river on the east coast. The Hudson River was named after an English explorer, Henry Hudson in 1609, while searching for a shortcut to China. Stretching 315 miles from the Adirondack Mountains to the Upper New York Bay, the Hudson […]

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With two young kids and an active outdoor lifestyle, finding the perfect baby carrier was extremely important. The right carrier is quite personal, but found the Kelty carrier to be versatile, safe, lightweight, durable, and brimming with features. For six years, and two kids, it has been a key piece of equipment on our adventures. […]

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Big Bear is located a mere two hours east of Los Angeles and is a perfect escape for the adventurous family. It’s a playground for winter enthusiasts, but summertime also presents endless opportunities to explore the outdoors including hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and swimming.   STAY Big Bear has a slew of lodging options and […]

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Hiking the back canyons of “Awesometown” or visiting the Lombardi Ranch you expect to hear the sounds of nature: A hawk’s lonely cry from above, the sound of the wind through the chaparral or the neigh of a distance horse. But what about the hoot and holler of gibbons? In the quiet entrance of Bouquet […]

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When families think of sunny San Diego their thoughts generally go to places like Sea World, The San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, or even Old Town. But many don’t think of looking west across San Diego Bay to “the crowned one,” Coronado Island. Coronado is just a short distance across the bay […]

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Travelers generally boast about collecting memories rather than things, but sometimes that just isn’t enough. Especially with small children, it’s fun to pull out the patch collection or stare in awe at the Christmas tree with ornaments collected from all over the world. Souvenir Patches Christmas Ornaments Leftover Currency Books What do you collect from […]

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Monterey has both one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world and some of the deepest roots in California history. We have been visiting this seaside getaway many years before having children. And now as a family of four, we find it as an equally enjoyable experience. Having taken so many trips […]

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