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The Wildwoods, New Jersey–The Real “Jersey Shore”

The Wildwoods, New Jersey–The Real “Jersey Shore”

September 16, 2010 2 Comments “Headin’ down the shore… to have a ball once more… Oh, those Wildwood days… wild, wild, Wildwood days… oh baby, every day’s a holiday, and every night is a Saturday night…” Those of you readers not from the East coast may not be familiar with the classic 1963 Bobby Rydell song that put the town ...

 

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Historic Los Angeles California

Historic Los Angeles California

September 16, 2010 3 Comments Does the word historic seem to clash with your vision of Los Angeles? Well, it shouldn’t.    Here’s a fun family day in the downtown heart of the city that you can enjoy whether you’re visiting LA or a resident family like us.    Your kids will love the Museum of Contemporary Art with its dual locations ...

 

Zion National Park Utah: An Overview

Zion National Park Utah: An Overview

September 16, 2010 No Comments One of the benefits of living in Southern Utah is its proximity to national parks.  While Bryce Canyon and the north rim of the Grand Canyon are each just a few hours away, the most easily accessible from our current place of residence is Zion National Park.  Although it’s located 43 miles from St. George, ...

 

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Big Sur for Little Sirs and Ladies – North Bound

Big Sur for Little Sirs and Ladies – North Bound

September 16, 2010 No Comments I’ve taken you on an excursion to the southern reaches of Big Sur California, with Ragged Point Resort as your base. There are other options for spending the night farther north, but its easy to stay where you are and take some wonderful excursions into Big Sur proper.  A great first stop: Lime Kilns State Park ...

 

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Big Sur California for Little Sirs and Ladies

Big Sur California for Little Sirs and Ladies

September 15, 2010 1 Comment Big Sur, California covers an almost 100 mile stretch of striking rugged Pacific coastline. With its scenic, fog shrouded and spectacularly rocky coast, this is an ideal spot for a romantic weekend. But how about for a family? Indeed with some advance planning, travelling the Big Sur can be a wonderful family adventure.  The Big ...

 

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Vail Winter Vacation at Lion Square Lodge

Vail Winter Vacation at Lion Square Lodge

September 14, 2010 4 Comments Our holiday in Vail, Colorado was by far one of the best skiing vacations we have enjoyed yet. It was mid January 2009 and we flew non-stop into Vail’s Eagle County Regional Airport from Los Angeles where our shuttle driver was waiting to take us to the Lion Square Lodge in Lionshead Vail. Big Mountain ...

 

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Family Gold in Jamestown California

Family Gold in Jamestown California

September 14, 2010 No Comments With historic towns, caves, caverns and mines to explore, the rolling Sierra Nevada hills in California make a great weekend excursion.  Jamestown California, our starting point for a weekend of exploring is an easy drive from Fresno, California on a road made gold by fall foliage this time of year. You can fly or drive the ...

 

From the Sea to the River – More, Marvelous Oregon

From the Sea to the River – More, Marvelous Oregon

September 13, 2010 No Comments Our family left the coastal area of Oregon and the beautiful ocean beaches for the river – the Columbia River Gorge.  Make sure to read about the start of our family fun Oregon Coast excursion as well as Part 2 in Southern Oregon.  Just as magnificent in its own way as the sea, the wide windy river is vast and ...

 

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More Family Fun in Southern Oregon

More Family Fun in Southern Oregon

September 12, 2010 1 Comment Yesterday I began describing a coastal adventure based at Heceta Head Light Station near Florence, in wonderful Oregon. A second day’s coastal adventures can spin you north from Yachats. Take in the very famous, very large Haystack Rock – one of the sea stacks – on the open, flat Cannon Beach. This resort town is ...

 

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“Down the Shore” in Cape May, New Jersey

“Down the Shore” in Cape May, New Jersey

September 10, 2010 2 Comments I may be a California girl now, but my heart will always belong to the Jersey shore.      From the time my eldest son Tristan was a baby, traveling to the southernmost tip of New Jersey for our annual family beach vacation has been a tradition that we never missed–until this summer, since we moved across ...

 

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