Ski safely and considerately – 2021 considerations

Skiing is different this year. But I’m happy to report that it can still be done! As a two physician household with boys 5.5 and 8, we have given a lot of consideration into how to ski safely and recreate responsibly this season as a family, and want to share our experience and tips. We […]

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Camping “DIY Tent Glamping” Gear

This guide is for individuals, couples, or families who are interested in trying car camping.  The following recommendations are not for backcountry camping, and are comfort-oriented for a “DIY glamping” type of experience.  I fully recognize that many of the following items are not necessary, but my experience has been that comfortable campers are happy […]

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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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Grilled Pizza – Made Easy

I lived in Providence, Rhode Island during my college and medical school years, and I have fond memories of the grilled pizza, made famous by Al Forno’s.   Al Forno’s is a legendary restaurant in Providence – it was always busy, didn’t take reservations, and being $$$$ – was a big treat for a student. […]

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Bake: The Best Banana Bread

Hi Everyone, it’s been a while. I’ve been busy (in no particular order) with parenting, life stuff, work, and now that’s all amplified during the this COVID-19 Pandemic. I may share more about how we’re coping with that, and what I’m doing at work to prepare for that as a hospital based emergency and consult-liaison […]

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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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Bake: Festive Sprinkle Cookies

We’re a foodie family – which means we love eating and creating (baking and cooking) delicious food together.  In fact, before I started this blog, I had a mainly food focused blog – Living Deliciously in SoCal. Although now our focus is more on adventures and family trips, we continue to enjoy our time together in […]

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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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