A few months ago I wrote about why it’s so important to travel back to places after they’ve experienced tragedy. I gave a call to action that we as travelers put our tourism dollars back into Las Vegas and Santa Rosa to help rebuild after a terrorist attack and horrendous fires, respectively, had struck the […]
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A world of celebration awaits your family this holiday in Santa Rosa, California. Travel from Mexico to Italy through different cultural festivities, listen to the sounds of Germany and Ireland, and watch the dancers of Moscow perform the highly anticipated Nutcracker, an event that will surely become a family tradition.
As I write this, fires are ravaging through Sonoma and Napa County, my homeland, and have not even begun to be contained. Last week, I was inundated with horrific stories about friends who witnessed the unthinkable shooting in Las Vegas. Two years later, I still experience pangs of sorrow each morning as I pass the […]
Is your family looking for something more besides laying by the pool for your next getaway? How about infusing some adventure into your vacation? Then Costa Rica adventure travel is for you. Beyond surfing (although there is a lot of that), Costa Rica is full of escapades for your next family adventure. Pacuare Lodge and […]
I first traveled to Costa Rica 17 years ago as a young, single woman looking for an adventure. Now a mother of two, and ready to bring international travel back into my life, I was more than worried that returning to Costa Rica would be a different experience than my first trip; and not different […]
In three days time, from kid friendly Seattle, we made three day trips from the Emerald City to enjoy a summer thoroughly in Seattle.
We titled our road “Baseball, Basilicas, and Breweries.” Yep, we are that geeky that we title our family road trips before they happen. We planned our trip to begin in San Diego and go up the California Coast to Sonoma County, while including a fourth grade history lesson of the California Missions,
Photo By WomanInTravel “Baby Bison euthanized after ‘misguided’ rescue attempt.” (CNN) “Vanessa Hudgens pays $1000 for carving heart into red rock of Sedona.” (The Guardian) “Woman lets hiker pass at Grand Canyon, falls to death.” (USA Today) This summer screamed horrific and stupefying news headlines. What is happening? Has social media shined a light on […]
With El Nino still in full force beating us down with 100-degree heat here in the Inland Empire (the collective term for the Southern California suburbs between LA and Palm Springs), locals are running (literally) to the mountains. And such great mountains we have surrounding us! The San Bernardino National Forest contains gems that Hollywood […]