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Elizabeth Bickford is one of Trekaroo's Travel Experts. She's also is a mother of two little girls aged 6 and 4. They take pleasure in living in beautiful Southern California. As a family they enjoy traveling and taking time to explore as a family. They enjoy sharing their discoveries and providing insights on places to go and activities to try. Find her at My SoCal Travels

Universal Studios Hollywood Christmas Guide

Hollywood magic and the wonder of the holiday season mix at Universal Studios Hollywood! Imagine a gentle snowfall over Hogwarts while sipping hot butterbeer in Hogsmeade. Spend the afternoon in Who-ville learning what Christmas means to the Whos! Take in a stroll though Hollywood decked out in full holiday glitz and glamour! You can experience...
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Best Holiday and Christmas Events In Palm Springs, CA

With the holiday season in full swing, you won’t find much snow, if any, but you will find everything else you need to get you into the holiday spirit in Palm Springs, CA. Averaging 350 sunny days a year, Palm Springs weather makes it hard for even the biggest Scrooge to say Bah Humbug! Most...

Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood

It's finally here! Muggles have been anxiously awaiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood. Learn tips and tricks to make your visit a success.
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Best Christmas Events in San Diego For the Whole Family

It may not ever really feel like winter in San Diego, but despite our near-perfect weather there is still plenty to do to celebrate the holiday season. Visit Santa, ice skate near the beach, see real (ok, man-made) snow and more.
Universal Studios Hollywood Food Guide

Universal Studios Restaurants – Food Guide to Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood offers cuisine from not only around our world but treats from lands of fantasy! Have you ever wanted to dine on crepes for breakfast, enjoy lunch at the Three Broomsticks, or share a donut with Homer Simpson? Then head to Universal Studios restaurants where you can enjoy it all in one day!...

Impressive Gingerbread Displays and Where to Find Them

  Photo by: Bigstock/Dasha Petrenko Gingerbread is a signature flavor of the holiday season. Over the last few years, gingerbread displays have grown in popularity, size, and complexity! Throughout the U.S., families can visit, make, and taste gingerbread to spread the holiday cheer! Where to See Gingerbread Photo by: Flickr/HarshLight Hotels have found many ways...

Beating the Heat with Kids in Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA is a great family destination year round, however some days can truly push the limits of the thermometer. Keeping cool is a true concern for many families – especially in the summer. Family vacations in the  Palm Springs area are very affordable in the summer – when rates are low and rooms...
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