Author Archive for Genie Davis

avatarGenie Davis is a multi-published fiction author, screen and TV writer, and travel writer. If it was possible, she'd like to spend every day traveling. www.geniedavis.com
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Coastal Games of “I Spy” Yield Treasures in Southern California

Coastal Games of “I Spy” Yield Treasures in Southern California

March 11, 2014 No Comments   Looking for some gigantic fun? Well my kids and I were, one fine fall day in Orange County, in the coastal area where white sand beaches lead up the hills to elegant resorts and stately homes. We found some Elephantine fun.   ELEPHANT PARADE – Dana Point Surely you and your little ones have ...

 

Awesome Afternoon Artwork – Downtown Los Angeles

Awesome Afternoon Artwork – Downtown Los Angeles

February 25, 2014 No Comments In an industrial corner of Los Angeles, north east of downtown’s glossy towers, and just across the LA River, you’ll find an awesome art complex housed in what was once a Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery. Today it’s a collection of artist’s lofts, open twice yearly for a fabulous afternoon art walk. Is it for kids? ...

 

Getting Your Kids to Glow

Getting Your Kids to Glow

February 13, 2014 No Comments This is an event you should plan for three years from now. Yes, unfortunately you’ve missed this year’s amazing Glow event held by the City of Santa Monica, CA, and like a strange species of glowing animal life, it emerges again only every three years. It’s worth putting on your calendar. This free art event ...

 

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Del Mar – A Taste of the Sea

Del Mar – A Taste of the Sea

January 25, 2014 No Comments Between Los Angeles and San Diego there are plenty of lovely seaside spots you and your children can enjoy. We’re very fond of the gallery filled streets and great ice cream cones in Laguna Beach, the small arcade with games like ski ball, and the ferry to Balboa Island in Newport Beach. And of course, ...

 

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Rainbow Day in Albuquerque

Rainbow Day in Albuquerque

January 4, 2014 No Comments Kids love color. You know they do. They color on walls. They love face painting, sidewalk chalk art, finger painting, rainbow hair streaks. So naturally, they’d love to be part of a color mob. Never heard of a color mob? We hadn’t either, until we attended our first, in a park in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...

 

Happiest Time of the Year in Southern California

Happiest Time of the Year in Southern California

December 21, 2013 No Comments Looking for a place your children can see opulent holiday decorations, or enjoy the sparkle and shine of a million holiday lights? Tall trees, fake snow, outdoor screenings of The Polar Express? Los Angeles offers all of these and more, and without the chill that real snow brings in other climates. Our family loves a ...

 

The Canals of Venice

The Canals of Venice

November 23, 2013 No Comments As nice as it would be to take the little ones to Venice, Italy, there are alternatives to experiencing the feeling of those grand canals and waterways in the U.S. Sure, there are the manufactured faux canals at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, and I’m not knocking the fun to be had there, while ...

 

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Landmarks in Los Angeles

Landmarks in Los Angeles

November 10, 2013 No Comments Even if your children aren’t old enough to ask the question “What’s a landmark?” it’s still time to introduce them to one. Los Angeles has many to choose from, all of them fun for the whole family. And it’s really nice to teach your kids early on that LA is a city with real history ...

 

Miramonte Resort Indian Wells

Miramonte Resort Indian Wells

October 11, 2013 No Comments   Summer in the desert. As we head into autumn, I’m a big proponent of desert serenity and the pleasures of desert heat, as long as the little ones are thoroughly coated in sunscreen and there’s shade to be found. A new favorite escape is the Italianate ambiance of the Miramonte Resort and Spa in ...

 

Red Mountain Resort – Retreat to Utah

Red Mountain Resort – Retreat to Utah

September 28, 2013 No Comments Everyone needs a retreat sometime. And let’s face it, as much as we adore our children, every once in awhile we need a little retreat without the kids to renew ourselves by ourselves. And that’s where Red Mountain Spa in Ivins, Utah comes in. A complete resort that serves up a package of three bountiful ...

 

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