No restaurants, No problem: Bring your own meal ideas for Camping or Roadtrips

Travel and recreating this summer may take a little more planning than usual, but I’m happy to report that it can still be done safely and thoughtfully! Our family has enjoyed a few day trips and local camping trips this summer, despite the pandemic. Of note – things could change as there is currently an […]

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Family Travel: Ski Trips with Little Kids

My husband Jason is Canadian – he doesn’t mind the cold, loves the mountains (although he grew up in the prairie), and loves skiing.  I’m a Bostonian who dreaded winters growing up, loves beaches and warm weather… hence our move to Southern California, where we now live. Since Jason is so accommodating with all the […]

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Girls Trip: Weekend in Palm Springs

If you’ve been following this blog, then you’re aware of my love for adventuring with my family, and that I often plan multi-generational, multi-family, trips.  I also love trips with friends, but these tend to be far and few between since coordinating time off can be a challenge with friends who are working professionals or […]

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Family travel: 50 hours in San Francisco

Growing up in New England, I visited my grandparents in the Bay area every summer, and dreamed about moving to California one day. Well, that dream has come true, and we love living in Southern California. But I will always have a fondness for Northern California where I spent so many childhood summers, and we […]

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SoCal Daytrip: Vasquez Rocks

“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No […]

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Socal Daytrips: Spring Blooms in Southern California

After one of the coldest and wettest winters I’ve experienced since moving to Southern California in 2010, we have been rewarded with magnificent spring wildflower blooms.  Some are calling this a “Superbloom” year, and while I’m not sure what technically qualifies as a superbloom versus a very good bloom, I can personally attest that the […]

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SoCal Daytrips: Lone Pine/ Alabama Hills

I’ve seen these magical mountains – the Alabama Hills – in many pictures and movies, and have always wanted to see them in person. The Alabama Hills are located near the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Owens Valley, west of Lone Pine, and the land is managed by the Bureau of […]

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