Stay: Crystal Cove Beach Cottages

Of all the places we have stayed, I probably get the most questions about the Crystal Cove Beach Cottages.  These historic beach front cottages, built in the 1930s and 1940s, are located at Crystal Cove State Park admist 3.2 miles of undeveloped coastline in Newport Beach.  A few of these historic cottages were renovated and […]

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Bake: Dutch Apple Pie

I love to bake. I love to cook. I love food.  But for years, I’ve been hesitant to bake a pie.  I tried to make a couple of pies many years ago, and each one came out disappointing- the crust lackluster or the filling to runny.  I’m a bit of a foodie perfectionist, so rather […]

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Farm Days / U-Pick, Farm Dinners and Farm Stays in Southern California

If you’re familiar with our instagram feed (@everydayadventurefam), then you’re probably aware of my love for farms.  If there are fruits and vegetables to pick and/or eat, farm animals to see, opportunities to learn about sustainable farming – we’re there. Lucky for us, there are many farms to visit in Southern California, as well as […]

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Family Fun: The Great Pacific Air Show

I grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts – a suburb of Boston, close to the Hanscom Air Force Base.  My dad is a retired mechanical engineer who use to work on aircraft engines (including some military jets), so as a family, we would always get excited when the air show travelled through. When I heard about […]

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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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Family Travel: A Fall Weekend in Oak Glen

The weekend of the autumn equinox, we travelled inland to the mountains for a taste of fall.  I was raised in New England, which in my opinion, has the most epic falls with spectacular foliage and bountiful apple orchards.  Although I love living in Southern California (sunny and 70’s in January –  yes, please!), fall […]

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Family Travel: Camping with Kids

It can be done, and it can be enjoyable. This is the most popular post request I’ve gotten from our friends and the Instagram community. Disclaimer – I’m writing this post for those who have never camped before, who may not consider themselves “outdoorsy”, and/ or who might be feeling a bit intimated about staying […]

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Lifestyle: Why we adventure

My husband and I are both full time working physicians. During the week, our lives are very busy – juggling our work demands and everyday parenting responsibilities (school, extracurricular, drop off pick up, meal time, bath time, bed time). Our time off is never taken for granted, and we try to make the most of […]

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Eat: Olympic National Park: Dungeness Crab, Salmon, Smores

Updated October 2018:  This is a post I brought over from DeliciousLA since it was a wonderful trip, and I hope this guide is helpful to those who might be interested in travelling to Olympic National Park. Here are some of our favorite things, and places to eat, near or in Olympic National Park In […]

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