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All Aboard! Stepping Back in Time on the Grand Canyon Railway

March 26, 2017 • TravelComments (0)

My husband and I are huge fans of mixing our family’s travels with historic adventure, always mindful of creating wonderful memories while crafting an itinerary that blends fun with a bit of education. When we recently decided to trek to the Grand Canyon, we discovered what we believe to be the very best way to [&hellip...

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Start a New Family Tradition at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

March 26, 2017 • Entertainment, TravelComments (0)

A friend warned me that if our family spent a weekend at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, we’d end up booking our next trip before we even left the property. Nestled in the scenic rolling hills of the lush Santa Ynez Valley, Alisal is a full-service...

St. Augustine. Experience Old World Charm in Our Nation’s Oldest City

October 28, 2016 • Entertainment, November 2016, TravelComments (0)

Established in 1565, St. Augustine is a paradise for history buffs and arguably the root the nation’s oldest city’s appeal as a popular destination. When my husband, Tim, and I mapped out (pun intended) our plan to visit all 50 states as a family by the...

Hotel Irvine Where Modern Sophistication Family Friendly Mutually Exclusive

August 29, 2016 • September 2016, TravelComments (0)

You wouldn’t expect to find an urban chic lifestyle hotel amidst the towering office complexes in the heart of Orange County’s business district. Even when the Hotel Irvine ( was recently recommended as an ideal weekend “stay-cation”...

Summertime in Lake Tahoe

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, TravelComments (0)

Situated on the California-Nevada state line, South Shore is one of those fantastic year-round destinations Asnowy wonderland in winter and a water enthusiast’s dream in summer, there’s never a bad time to visit the spectacularly scenic South Shore of...

Weekend retreat at paradise point resort and spa

March 1, 2016 • 2016, February 2016, TravelComments (0)

By Jody Robinson A private island, family-friendly destination on Mission Bay, just minutes from downtown San Diego Now that our children have grown out of their toddler years, traveling as a family has become an even more exciting and enriching endeavor....

Stay and Play at the West Inn and Suites

February 29, 2016 • 2016, February 2016, TravelComments (0)

By Ann Laurence One of Carlsbad’s best-kept secrets serves up serious family fun With miles of charming seaside communities straddling the coast from Oceanside to La Jolla, San Diego County has no shortage of laid-back beach and ocean lifestyle...

Tips to Stress-Free Trip

May 29, 2015 • Home Life, June 2015, TravelComments (0)

By Ann Laurence Hard as it may be to believe, traveling with kids can actually be fun. Over our 10 years of marriage, my husband and I have often tested our parental patience by embarking on family vacations with babies, toddlers and more recently –...

Family Fun in San Diego

April 29, 2015 • May 2015, TravelComments (0)

By Jody Robinson I’m a firm believer that traveling together is a perfect way to bond as a family and even a quick trip to a nearby destination provides plenty of memory making moments. We recently planned a long weekend in San Diego – it doesn’t...

La Quinta Resort and Club

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, January 2015, TravelComments (0)

A Surprisingly Fun, Family-Friendly Vacation Destination for All Ages Great golf? Check. Sublime spa experiences? Without question. But family-friendly accommodation, activities and recreation for all ages from (in our case age 6 to adult)? Surprising, but...