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Third Grade Field Trip: Aquarium of the Pacific

Third Grade Field Trip: Aquarium of the Pacific

September 1, 2011 1 Comment Let me say right up front: I am a seasoned veteran of the elementary school field trip. Since I am the mom of three, and I have been going on approximately three to four field trips a year since my 15-year-old was in preschool…well, you do the math. Some of these school excursions have been ...

 

5 Top Los Angeles Museums for Families

5 Top Los Angeles Museums for Families

August 6, 2011 1 Comment From dinosaurs, mammoths and saber-toothed cats, to human inventions, life cycles, the sun and planets, to beautiful works of art, Los Angeles is a mecca for museum enthusiasts. The following five museums (listed alphabetically) are some of the best Los Angeles has to offer families, engaging and entertaining every age group. Come visit them for ...

 

Sonoma, California: An Emphasis on Family

Sonoma, California: An Emphasis on Family

August 5, 2011 No Comments Sonoma, California is near Napa, California.  And as such, it’s home to lovely wineries and pretty villages, rich forests, rolling hills, and pleasant cafes. However, what makes Sonoma different than Napa is its emphasis on nature rather than the wine culture, its family-oriented restaurants and activities, and a more laid back, and slightly less expensive ...

 

Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm – Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm – Lake Tahoe, California

August 4, 2011 No Comments Nestled among incense cedar, mountain hemlock and various species of fragrant pine, Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, California lures guests with its enchanting mountain scenery, towering granite cliffs and Eagle Falls flowing down the rocks like something out of a fairytale. The water here runs several shades of deep emerald green – a green so ...

 

Catamaran to Catalina Island, California

Catamaran to Catalina Island, California

July 29, 2011 No Comments Just sixty minutes away by boat from Los Angeles proper, you’ll find an island getaway perfect for parents and kids. Even the boat ride, crossing twenty plus miles in a high speed catamaran smooth enough to prevent any seasickness from materializing, is a lot of fun. Our kids in fact might’ve enjoyed the crossing most ...

 

Resort at Squaw Creek: Summer Sanctuary and Winter Wonderland

Resort at Squaw Creek: Summer Sanctuary and Winter Wonderland

July 24, 2011 No Comments The late afternoon summer sun illuminates Squaw Valley in golden emerald hues. Silence reigns as the day draws to a close, before the night awakens. I stare out through the floor-to-ceiling picture windows from my suite in the Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, California, mesmerized by nature’s beauty. It is here where the ...

 

Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden – Palm Desert, CA

Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden – Palm Desert, CA

July 6, 2011 No Comments A mountain lion sleeps in the shade of a rock under a juniper. Lizards bask in the early morning sun, still as statues. Meerkats stand tall, surveying the rugged landscape before them. In this land of subtropical, arid climate, life flourishes among the variety of cactus, sagebrush, palms and tumbleweed. This is The Living Desert: ...

 

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20 Best Small Amusement Parks for Families in the USA

20 Best Small Amusement Parks for Families in the USA

July 5, 2011 2 Comments Small amusement parks are big on fun for families. They can have many advantages over the larger commercialized theme parks: being smaller, they are easier to navigate; they are often less expensive with lower admission fees and food prices; they are less crowded with shorter waits and lines; they are clean and very family-friendly (often ...

 

Top 10 Best Waterparks in the United States

Top 10 Best Waterparks in the United States

May 25, 2011 No Comments Nothing brings out waterpark enthusiasts like a hot summer day.  Selecting a waterpark adventure can be a dizzying experience with so many choices throughout the world.   The list below comprises 10 of the best waterparks in the United States (listed alphabetically).  Each is highly rated and uniquely designed, featuring a wide variety of family-friendly attractions, conveniences, amenities and overall ...

 

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

May 16, 2011 No Comments  Below is our top ten list of family vacation resorts on the West Coast of the United States.  Listed alphabetically, any one of these wonderful family vacation spots will appeal to even the most discriminating travelers.  California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington state are included in this list.  Everything from the resort’s accommodations and family features, restaurant options, on and off site recreational activities, child ...

 

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