Tag Archives: Road Trips

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As I mentioned in our Ireland Itinerary for Families post, traveling through Ireland by car gave our family the freedom and flexibility to take in the breathtaking countryside views and explore ancient magical castles. While it can be a daunting, renting and driving a car in foreign country, with a little preparation, knowledge and understanding […]

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Ireland is a relatively small country, roughly the size of Indiana, but the size can be misleading. The harrowing windy roads, dueling tour buses, and lack of street signs can be maddening! However, traversing through Ireland by car gave our family the freedom and flexibility to explore the breathtaking views and ancient magical castles. Back […]

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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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The Oregon coast has over 300 miles of rugged shoreline, windswept beaches and moody skies. We continued our spring break road trip hugging the Oregon coastline from Astoria down to Lincoln City. Around every twist and turn were rocky vistas, sleepy coastal towns, miles of public beaches and working fishing towns. Oregon’s unusually mild weather […]

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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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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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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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Slightly larger then the state of Rhode Island and comprised of two different deserts, Joshua Tree National Park is an arid wonderland located in the Californian southwest. Recently we braved the sun and took advantage of the cooler winter temperatures to hike and enjoy the fascinating spike-leafed Yuccas, or commonly called Joshua Trees. Created as […]

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My wife has been inundated with holiday family sessions and was in need of a break. So I packed the clan for a short getaway to one of the jewels of Central California’s coast, Morro Bay. Whether you are camping or staying in a hotel, Morro Bay is an often overlooked great family getaway! Situated […]

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Needing a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, we took a short weekend trip to Central California’s, Montaña de Oro State Park. Located just south of Morro Bay and situated along the rocky coast of the Pacific Ocean, the park has one of the longest uninterrupted, preserved and undeveloped coastal areas of […]

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Nestled is the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains some 330 miles north of Los Angeles is a alien landscape featuring a lake so inhospitable it offers almost no life in its waters. This is majestic Mono Lake. Formed over 700,000 years ago, its waters are trapped in the valley’s low spot with no natural outlet. With […]

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Located just outside of Tucson, Arizona and divided into two districts is Saguaro National Park. Featuring over 150 miles of clearly marked hiking trails that take visitors along to enjoy the clear desert vistas and towering majestic saguaros of this national park. While spring time and winter are some of the most beautiful and hospitable […]

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