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Crystal Cove

Spotlight Thursday, Save Our State Parks Edition: Crystal Cove State Park

Across the country, our state parks are in peril. The recession and mismanagement of tax payer money has resulted in legislators making drastic cuts in funding. In some states such as Arizona, the lack of funds has resulted in park closures. California has seen reduced hours, increased entry fees, and skeleton crews doing their best […]

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A Family Vacation to Amelia Island

There are 13 miles of beaches to explore, wildlife to meet close-up and lots of outdoor adventures for the entire family to be entertained by. Kim Orlando of was recently hosted by the Amelia Island tourist bureau and got to experience Amelia Island first-hand with her husband and two kids.

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Pirate Haus

Spotlight Thursday: Book These Family Friendly Hostels Now For Travel Next Summer

Welcome to One of the biggest reasons families don’t travel is cost.  Lodging can be very pricey and sometimes, camping is just not a practical option.  Luckily, there is still another inexpensive option- hostels.  I will be honest, up until recently, I thought hostels were only for backpackers. I couldn’t have been more wrong.  There […]

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Michele Whiteaker

5 Orange County Playgrounds Your Family Should Visit

Many families have love/hate relationships with playgrounds.  Everybody likes to get their kids outside to get the wiggles out.  However, the adults can get bored going to the same old play place while even the kids crave equipment that challenges them.   A plain tunnel slide and a few swings just don’t cut it after a […]

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Spotlight Thursday: Spooky Festivals and Attractions for Kids

Lately, the witches have been crafting their best potions, goblins have been looking for some new hiding spots, and ghosts have been checking out their favorite haunts. Its seems as though things tend to be a bit more spooky in October. So where do families go to find all things spooktacular in their neck of […]

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