Author: lauragibbons

18 Things to do in Los Angeles with Kids

18 Things to do in Los Angeles with Kids

Los Angeles is a unique city. It’s spread out and can be tough to navigate, but if you know where you’re going, there are so many fun things to do as a family. These are some of my favorite activities for your next visit to […]

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas: Our Family-Friendly Stay in Ka’anapali

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas: Our Family-Friendly Stay in Ka’anapali

Maui is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world — especially for families. The beaches are perfect for little legs and there is action and adventure around every corner. But with all those kids running around, no one wants to cram into […]

My Favorite Books: November 2017

My Favorite Books: November 2017

Travel and reading go together like salt and pepper. With tons of down time during travel (flying, driving, riding the train, etc.), it’s a shame to let that time go unused. And one thing that’s tough for me is finding new books to read whenever […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Travel gifts for all the explorers in your life

Holiday Gift Guide: Travel gifts for all the explorers in your life

The holidays are fast approaching and we are so excited! I love the lights, the snow, and curling up on the couch with a book and my sweet little boy. What I don’t love is having to buy gifts! In fact, we don’t even give […]

Los Angeles: Where to Visit on the Westside of LA

Los Angeles: Where to Visit on the Westside of LA

Los Angeles is massive, and although it doesn’t have the largest population, it covers a very large area. So, when people ask me what to do in Los Angeles, my first question is always: where are you staying? That way, you can tailor the trip […]

Six great U.S. destinations for a weekend getaway

Six great U.S. destinations for a weekend getaway

I love to travel with my family, but like many other parents, Jeff and I both work full-time, meaning we have limited vacation days. And then, even if we can both get time away from work, Jimmy still has school that we have to work […]

RiSe Lantern Festival: A family visit to the Las Vegas festival

RiSe Lantern Festival: A family visit to the Las Vegas festival

This year, we visited the RiSe Lantern Festival in the Mojave Desert. We had no idea what to expect, but it ended up being one of the most memorable, uplifting, and powerful trips we’d ever been on. We loved it! Logistics: Tickets and lodging First things first […]

The best time to visit Austin, TX for kids and families

The best time to visit Austin, TX for kids and families

We recently took a trip to Austin, TX, one of my favorite cities! And this was our first time bringing Jimmy to Texas’s weirdest city. We had a great time, but it was so hot during our September trip! So when is the best time […]

A weekend in Austin with kids and friends

A weekend in Austin with kids and friends

I’ve been to Austin before but never with kids. With a motto like “Keep Austin Weird”, it’s always been one of my favorite cities to visit. It has a lively culture, with plenty of outdoor activities to keep me busy. And since we have friends […]

We decided to take the TV away from our toddler: here’s what happened

We decided to take the TV away from our toddler: here’s what happened

Okay, let me start this post by saying that I love watching TV and movies. In fact, if you ask what my ideal Friday night is, I’d say: sushi and a movie on my couch. So when Jimmy was born, I had no idea what to […]