Author Archive for Stan R.

avatarStan is the proud father of three young children. He and his wife love to travel frequently to places near and far with their extended family.
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Trip to Europe + Kids + Easy = We’re Going on a Cruise!

Trip to Europe + Kids + Easy = We’re Going on a Cruise!

March 13, 2013 No Comments The kids are finally old enough for a real vacation. Although riding Disney’s “It’s a Small World” and “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” is thrilling (the kids have so much fun), it’s not exactly your idea of getting away. Sometimes it’s more work for you than actually going to the office. Thankfully cruise ships have taken ...

 

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Family & Kid-Friendly Activities in Maui

Family & Kid-Friendly Activities in Maui

February 24, 2013 No Comments Basking in the sun on pristine beaches, among lush vegetation, along the crystal-clear, diamond-sparkling sea describes a typical day in the tropical paradise of Maui. In addition to relaxation and sun bathing, the island offers plenty of other activities for young families. Planning to celebrate a Hawaiian birthday vacation? Take a break from shopping for ...

 

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4 Essential Smartphone Apps for Families with Kids in Tow

4 Essential Smartphone Apps for Families with Kids in Tow

January 10, 2013 No Comments Mobile technology and its subsequent and scalable apps continue to revolutionize every aspect of life, travel included. With so much to see and so little time, these following travel apps help with everything from tracking down wayward Wi-Fi to uncovering the hidden gems of foreign countries. Families with kids in tow and tech-savvy travelers, take ...

 

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Vacation at the Desert Springs Marriott Villas, Palm Desert, CA

Vacation at the Desert Springs Marriott Villas, Palm Desert, CA

August 6, 2012 No Comments Palm Desert, California is a very popular destination for snowbirds looking to escape the cold weather during the winter months. With hundreds of golf courses within minutes driving time, a wide range of accommodations from budget motels to five star resorts, plentiful recreational attractions, abundant shopping and dining, and stunning natural beauty, this desert oasis ...

 

Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Southern California

Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Southern California

July 31, 2012 1 Comment Ocean and view of the Palos Verdes Penninsula from the Terranea Resort Located on the breathtaking Pacific Ocean cliffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula lies the idyllic Terranea Resort and Golf Course. This Mediterranean style resort is perched along the Rancho Palos Verdes coast on over 100 acres of unobstructed views of the ocean and ...

 

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Rancho Mirage, CA

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Rancho Mirage, CA

April 16, 2012 No Comments In December of 2011, my wife and I took our two young kids to the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, California. We were staying at the Marriott Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert for a much needed getaway just two weeks before Christmas. We were told by a friend that the ...

 

AdventurePlex at Marine – Manhattan Beach, California

AdventurePlex at Marine – Manhattan Beach, California

September 11, 2010 1 Comment The AdventurePlex at Marine in Manhattan Beach California is where we took our 11 month old son Christian this afternoon for some family fun!  The address is 1701 Marine Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, only about 10 minutes away from our house in Redondo Beach.  We arrived at 2pm this afternoon and enrolled our son ...

 

Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach

Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach

September 10, 2010 No Comments I just played Frisbee golf here at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach California.  It’s a giant park spanning about 18 acres, and it’s located right off of Manhattan Beach Blvd next door to the Manhattan Beach Middle School.  I parked at the school, but there was also plenty of parking on the street. Fridays I usually play hookie from work ...

 

All Inclusive Vacation at the Manzanillo Karmina Palace

All Inclusive Vacation at the Manzanillo Karmina Palace

September 9, 2010 No Comments Looking for an all inclusive family vacation in Mexico that’s off the beaten path?  How about the exotic all inclusive Karmina Palace Resort in Manzanillo, between Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo?  This Pacific Ocean gem is where our family of 12 spent a 5 day vacation in late September of 2004.  I was there with my ...

 

Regent Seven Seas Alaskan Cruise Vacation

Regent Seven Seas Alaskan Cruise Vacation

September 7, 2010 2 Comments Last month I found out through my mother that Joe and Amy (my aunt and uncle), were about to embark on an extravagant 7 day trip to Alaska.  We were on the phone when she mentioned it, and I was absolutely intrigued! A good friend of mine went there on a fishing expedition just over ...

 

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