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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 ...

 

10 Best Spring Break Family Getaways

10 Best Spring Break Family Getaways

March 3, 2014 No Comments   With Spring Break just around the corner, it’s never too early to start planning your family’s Spring Break vacation. From fun in the sun, to spectacular snowy adventures, we’ve compiled a list to suit your family’s fancy. The venues below offer world class accommodations with dining, activities and recreation right on site, so you ...

 

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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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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Visiting the Zoo – A Family Guide

Visiting the Zoo – A Family Guide

October 15, 2013 No Comments   Mention the word “zoo” to a child and watch his/her face light up. People of all ages are instinctively drawn to animals.     From majestic lions to Madagascar hissing cockroaches, the creatures that share our planet are each fascinating in their own right. Whether they hail from the African savannah or tropical rain forests, ...

 

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Bora Bora – History and Wildlife

Bora Bora – History and Wildlife

August 3, 2013 No Comments Surrounded by a barrier reef and a lagoon in variegated hues of pale turquoise and aquamarine, the island of Bora Bora rises from the sea with the two summits of Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia—from a single extinct volcano in the island’s center—reaching for the sky. Several smaller islets called motu ring the main island, ...

 

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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