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The Best of Monterey for Families

Located 2 hours south of San Francisco and just north of the infamous Big Sur Mountains of the Central Coast, is beautiful Monterey, California.

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Places To Visit For Your Princess Obsessed Child

Photo Courtesy of BigStock/Stargirl Much to the chagrin of one of my best friends, her sweet little 3-year-old girl has turned out to be princess obsessed. For the past two weeks, I haven’t seen our little friend in anything but Cinderella’s dress. I mean she even wanted to wear her princess outfit to soccer camp. […]

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Best Hotel Pools in the United States for Families

When the weather warms up and we are in summer travel mode my kids have only one hotel amenity request, a great pool. Here are our picks for the best pools in the USA.

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Best California Campgrounds for Families

Experience California’s natural wonders up close and personal. From the Sierras to the Pacific we’ve found the best California campgrounds for families.

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Timeshare

Stay at a Timeshare Without Owning One!

My family is always looking for ways to have a relaxing vacation the whole family can enjoy. But, vacationing with small children can be anything but relaxing if the accommodations aren’t set up for families. Enter timeshares! Yep, you heard me right, timeshares.

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A LEGOLAND Adventure for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Photo Courtesy of LEGOLAND My family held off on our first trip to LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, California until my son turned five. Once we made the trip, I wondered why we had waited. This is an excellent theme park for the preschool and toddler set. LEGOLAND takes care of toddlers and preschoolers Photo Courtesy of LEGOLAND The […]

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Pinnacles Naitonal Park

Pinnacles National Park with Kids

I wasn’t sure the National Park Service was going to get this one right. While the rolling agricultural landscape of southeastern Monterey County was quite pretty, it didn’t have enough “wow factor” to place it on the high pedestal where our National Parks reside. Even as we approached the official Pinnacles National Park sign, I […]

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California Coast Road trip

California Coast Road Trip: Baseball, Basilicas, & Breweries

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,

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