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: 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: China – General Tips and Packing List

My family recently went on a two-week trip to China in order to celebrate my parents’ 70th birthdays. We had to postpone our trip for a year due to various circumstances, but finally made it happen this past June!   While we do try to take extended family/ multigenerational reunions and trips a few times […]

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Family Travel: Ice Castles – Midway, Utah

We recently went on a family ski trip to Park City, and I’ll be sharing more details and planning tips on that soon.  While we were in Utah, since my parents don’t ski anymore, I wanted to take the family somewhere we could all enjoy = Ice Castles.   We had visited the Ice Castles […]

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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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