Tag Archives: California

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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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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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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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Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada’s Gold Country is this 1850’s boomtown frozen in time, Columbia, California. Once one of the largest cities in California, after the gold rush dried up the city fell into decline and was finally saved from demolition in the 1940s when the State of California bought the town […]

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On the way home from a recent Yosemite trip, we decided go off the beaten path and explore the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Located in the San Joaquin Valley, the refuge hosts up to 15,000 wintering cranes, large concentrations of ducks and geese. Since our kids were tired from our Yosemite hikes, we opted for […]

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With nearly 4 million people visiting the majestic Yosemite National Park each year, it is hard to avoid the crowds. People from around the world flock here to see the soaring granite cliffs, peaceful grassy meadows, raging waterfalls and au inspiring vistas. Let’s face it, Yosemite’s unforgettable splendor is one of the reasons California is […]

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We recently took our kids to Disneyland for their first time. While you’re more likely to find us hiking a mountain or visiting a European museum, every kid loves amusement parks and we felt it was time to explore the Magic Kingdom. With so much information out there about Mickey’s home, there is no need […]

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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! 2015 was a fantastic year and even added a few new stamps to our passports. January 2015 Tucson, Arizona February 2015 Joshua Tree National Park, California March/April 2015 Europe: Paris […]

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