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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yellowstone National Park: Our day trip to Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park: Our day trip to Yellowstone

Our family loves National Parks and Yellowstone has been high on my list for quite a while. You could easily spend a full week in Yellowstone National Park and not run out of things to do. The park is massive, which also means it’s full […]

Disneyland California: What to do with toddlers at Disneyland

Disneyland California: What to do with toddlers at Disneyland

I grew up with Disneyland just a short drive away and spent most of my summers there. So, after we moved back to Los Angeles last year, I was very excited to bring Jimmy. It is, after all, The Happiest Place on Earth, so it’s […]

Canmore and Kananaskis Country: Exploring the beauty of the Canadian Rockies

Canmore and Kananaskis Country: Exploring the beauty of the Canadian Rockies

Last week I wrote about our trip to Banff and how, despite being sick, we were still able to enjoy the insanely beautiful lakes and mountains. After spending the weekend in Banff National Park, we headed south for Canmore and Kananaskis Country. Although I’d never […]

Costa Rica: Exploring the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica with Kids

Costa Rica: Exploring the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica with Kids

I recently wrote a post about our day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. But, we actually spent a full week in and around Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. There is so much to do in this beautiful country. And, here are some […]

Portland, Oregon: A Long Weekend in the Pacific Northwest

Portland, Oregon: A Long Weekend in the Pacific Northwest

Portland, OR is a perfect vacation for adventurous families looking to spend time eating well and enjoying nature