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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 ...

 

Bottle Tree Ranch and a Day in the Mojave

Bottle Tree Ranch and a Day in the Mojave

April 6, 2013 No Comments Less than two hours from Los Angeles and a world away, kids of all ages and their parents will love the sparkling multi-colored forest awaiting them just off Route 66 near Victorville. This is a great stop on a drive heading in or out of Las Vegas, but it makes a wonderful day trip. That ...

 

Summer Solstice Long Days in Iceland

Summer Solstice Long Days in Iceland

February 14, 2013 No Comments Many families planning an international trip stick with the tried and true: the changing of the guard in Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel tower and hot chocolate in Paris. Yes, I have stories of those adventures too, but what about something a little more internationally unusual? We chose Iceland, landing in Reykjavik in the season of ...

 

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Disney’s Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida

Disney’s Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida

January 30, 2013 No Comments Magic wands, fairy godmothers, evil witches, dashing pirates, princesses, kingdoms and enchantments galore: Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the place where beloved fairytales and a host of other amusements are transformed into thrilling rides and interactive experiences to delight children and grownups of all ages. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, ...

 

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USS Iowa Battleship at the Port of Los Angeles

USS Iowa Battleship at the Port of Los Angeles

July 16, 2012 No Comments President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” This certainly applies to the USS Iowa, the battleship hailed as the “World’s Greatest Naval Ship,” serving our country for over 50 years, from World War II, to the Korean Conflict, during the Cold War, and the post-Cold War ...

 

Experiencing the Southern California 2012 Eclipse

Experiencing the Southern California 2012 Eclipse

June 6, 2012 No Comments We were recently treated to a solar eclipse in Southern California.  The event took place on May 20th, 2012 between 5:15pm and 7:45pm. While we had to outrun a little coastal fog to get a clear view, we had a great time, and the kids saw a once-in-a-lifetime (or three or four times in a ...

 

Family Weekend in Joshua Tree National Park

Family Weekend in Joshua Tree National Park

May 14, 2012 No Comments I’ve been taking my children out to the desert for many years. We love the warmth, the quality of light, and the just plain weirdness of the landscape. And one of our favorite places to go is Joshua Tree National Park. The park is vast, at over eight hundred thousand acres. And in that land ...

 

A Family in the Desert – Death Valley, CA

A Family in the Desert – Death Valley, CA

May 7, 2012 No Comments Some of my happiest vacation memories have been based in the desert. There’s just something about bright blue skies, dry air, gold sand, and red rock that draws my family in. Sitting on my desk right now, are photos of my kids in Death Valley. Maybe it’s the way the stark beauty of the place ...

 

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