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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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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Family Travel: Joshua Tree National Park

I remember the first time Jason and I visited Joshua Tree. It was in 2010, the year we moved to Southern California.  As we drove through the park full of Joshua trees and boulders, we marvelled at the unique and otherworldly landscape.  We looked at each other and both remarked how this was a place unlike […]

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