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avatarGarrett Hogan lives in Burbank California and is a proud husband and father of two young daughters. He and his family love to travel and explore new places.
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Santa Barbara has Something Special for Kids

Santa Barbara has Something Special for Kids

August 15, 2010 1 Comment When a co-worker recently suggested Santa Barbara and California’s Central Coast as a family vacation destination, I was a bit skeptical. It was on our list of possible honeymoon destinations when Dora and I were getting married and didn’t have much money to go farther than Las Vegas (which my wife-to-be had rejected as too ...

 

Costa Rica & Making Your Hotel Room Kid-Friendly

Costa Rica & Making Your Hotel Room Kid-Friendly

August 13, 2010 2 Comments Experiencing a vacation destination like Costa Rica with our kids undoubtedly gave us a new appreciation of the country even if my wife, Dora, once called it home. Children always offer us a new perspective by forcing us to open up to new cultures and new situations that we often miss out on as adults. ...

 

Flying High with Kids in the Sky

Flying High with Kids in the Sky

August 12, 2010 4 Comments Airplane travel with kids, especially international flights that clock in over 10 hours, can be a tough ride, particularly with babies and toddlers in tow. It certainly will not be easy!  On the other hand, it can be a memorable experience and open up a whole new world for your tots…literally. On a recent family ...

 

Time Travel in Boston: Historic Hotspot for Family Trips

Time Travel in Boston: Historic Hotspot for Family Trips

August 11, 2010 1 Comment Travelling together is a great way to spend quality time with my wife and kids.  Time is a limited luxury that we often take for granted due to work, bills, television, and other distractions of everyday living. In my experience “family quality time” requires a relaxed atmosphere which helps to shift everyone’s focus on the ...

 

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Getting the Most Out of a Family-Friendly Resort Vacation

Getting the Most Out of a Family-Friendly Resort Vacation

August 9, 2010 1 Comment Memorable vacations are a treasure and an important part of a happy childhood.  Whether it is summer vacation or Spring and Winter school breaks, spending your getaway at a family-friendly resort can be a wonderful bonding experience.  Many resorts are now designed specifically for families and children.  This includes destinations you would least expect like ...

 

Family Road Trip Tips and an Excursion Through SoCal

Family Road Trip Tips and an Excursion Through SoCal

August 8, 2010 3 Comments Southern California, also known as SoCal, is basically the southern half of the state of California that includes the well-known cities of Los Angeles and San Diego but that also includes Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino.  My family, the Hogans—include mom Dora, our two girls, Holly and Lenore, and of course me, Garrett.  Holly ...