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Santa Barbara During the Holidays

Santa Barbara During the Holidays

December 27, 2011 No Comments Many people head to Santa Barbara’s charming coastal community for summer beach going. Or perhaps to take part in art shows or kite flying demonstrations in the spring or fall. We like heading to Santa Barbara in the winter time, when the white lights strung across the main shopping district of State Street and sparkling ...

 

Splurging on Santa – Los Angeles Style

Splurging on Santa – Los Angeles Style

December 25, 2011 No Comments The holiday season brings many indulgences. Rich foods, presents for the kids, decorations for your home, maybe even a special family vacation. Now your children may be clamoring for a visit to the North Pole, but that’s probably not going to be your destination of choice if you do choose to travel this holiday season. ...

 

Pasadena, California Past Times

Pasadena, California Past Times

December 21, 2011 No Comments There are so many great small towns that make up what out-of-town visitors think of as completely “Los Angeles”. And for a quintessential LA experience of course visitors must go beyond the confines of downtown’s urban core, with its mini modern Times Square adjoining the concert and sports venue of Staples Center, historic Olvera Street, ...

 

A Very Beachy California Christmas – St. Regis Dana Point

A Very Beachy California Christmas – St. Regis Dana Point

December 17, 2011 No Comments Whether you’re globe trotting and looking for a wonderful holiday destination, beachfront, or a Southern California resident seeking a close-to-home luxury spot for the holidays, the St. Regis Monarch Beach is a great choice. About the St. Regis Hotel The elegant five star resort has large, beautiful rooms, many with ocean views, three swimming pools ...

 

Child Friendly Favorites in San Jose, CA

Child Friendly Favorites in San Jose, CA

December 16, 2011 No Comments San Jose is not just a bedroom community of San Francisco. It’s also an interesting city to visit in its own right. And in fact, the town contains several excellent attractions that children will enjoy visiting and adults will enjoy sharing. We’ve been to a good number of children’s museums across the U.S. and the ...

 

Celebrating Winter at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco

Celebrating Winter at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco

December 2, 2011 No Comments Ever wonder about all those birds in the Twelve Days of Christmas song? What about snow and how it’s made? Or reindeer and their important place in our environment’s ecosystem? Or the wonderful holiday smells from all those spices used in baking, cooking and alluring home fragrances? Now you can have these and other intriguing ...

 

Do you know the way to San Jose?

Do you know the way to San Jose?

November 26, 2011 No Comments Do you know the way to San Jose? Of course you do, if you’ve ever driven between Los Angeles and San Francisco, as I have many, many times. Possibly more times than I’ve ever wanted to drive the 101 freeway, which is why I decided on a recent such trip to make a stop in ...

 

A Snowy Yosemite Holiday

A Snowy Yosemite Holiday

November 24, 2011 No Comments I remember the first time I saw Yosemite National Park. My children and I were staying in Mammoth (Mammoth Lakes California). It was a steamy July, and I was still so new to the navigation of mountain roads with my kids along that I opted not to navigate them into the park. Instead, I took ...

 

California Holiday Treks with the Kids – and  Relatives

California Holiday Treks with the Kids – and Relatives

November 17, 2011 No Comments The holidays are coming on strong this year, with seasons greetings managing to greet you, ready or not, in the malls, grocery stores, and street corners. And with the holidays arriving, so do out of town relatives, ready for a visit with you and kids. And, sometimes those relatives want to see a little bit ...

 

Twelve Holiday Family Treats in Los Angeles

Twelve Holiday Family Treats in Los Angeles

November 16, 2011 No Comments Yes, those twelve days and that Partridge in the Pear Tree are already being sung repeatedly over the audio system at the shopping mall. But we’re talking about holiday treats starting from Halloween through Thanksgiving to Christmas and Hanukkah, events that are different, engaging for kids of all ages, and reason enough to visit the ...

 

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