Entries for September, 2010

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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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First Aid Kit Essentials for the Traveling Family

First Aid Kit Essentials for the Traveling Family

September 16, 2010 1 Comment I was at the park with our 14-month old son one day when he suddenly toddled off the sidewalk and into a pile of particularly malicious woodchips. (By the way, why cities decide to use woodchips around playground equipment is beyond me. They not only cut, scratch, and leave splinters but they’re also extremely tempting ...

 

Indian Summer in Palm Springs California

Indian Summer in Palm Springs California

September 15, 2010 No Comments Looking for the last of summer? Go to the desert! It’s shoulder season time, meaning Palm Springs air won’t scorch when you breathe, but it’s hot enough to swim in the hotel pool after dark and off-season prices make this trip a family bargain.   Your Palm Springs experience can start lunch at one of the ...

 

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 ...

 

Choosing a Hotel for Your Family Vacation

Choosing a Hotel for Your Family Vacation

September 14, 2010 No Comments What’s Important, What’s Not.  And how to know the difference! The kids are out of school for the summer. You’ve finally managed to coordinate your vacation with your spouse, found the perfect destination, have enough saved up for travel and are all set for that well-earned family vacation you’ve all been looking forward to. All that’s left ...

 

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Ergo Baby Carrier – A Must Have!

Ergo Baby Carrier – A Must Have!

September 13, 2010 No Comments So many people have asked me if I like my Ergo Baby baby carrier.  My answer is always an emphatic YES!  My only regret is not finding one sooner for my son, Christian.  I really didn’t discover it until my son was a few months old.  Initially I saw one of the moms in my Mommy ...

 

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