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Traveling As a Family Via Little Papusas

I just love unexpected, unplanned cross-cultural experiences!  Today, on our way home from church, we spontaneously decided to stop at the flea market that we’ve whizzed past every Sunday along Alemany Blvd at the junction of 101 and 280 South here in San Francisco.   I’ve never ever been particularly fond of flea markets so...

10 Must See Attractions with a Tween/Teen in San Francisco

Whether you’re just visiting or mom of a tween or teen, these are the 10 places that are guaranteed to be fun for teens and tweens. 1. Blazing Saddles (Pier 41) On a bicycle built for 3! Pier 41 San Francisco, California Comment: Best way to see the city. “Great way to see San Francisco”...

Splish Splash: Cooling Off With Kids

Just yesterday, at the playground our 3 year old who normally would be clambering across the tree house playground was lethargically sitting on my lap in the shade. With beads of sweat trickling down his little face he sighed, “I’m roasted like a marshmallow!” One of the best things about summer is finding fun places...

Surf Together, Stay Together – Family Memories

This week, our family did something crazy together.  We took to the waves together for the first time.  There we were, a 6 year old with his mom and dad totally clueless about what to do, and nervous about how we were going to survive the next 2 hours.  (3 year old brother posed for...

U-pick Strawberry Farms – Kid-Friendly, Budget Friendly, Green-Friendly

Nothing spells summer like strawberries and cream. Even sweeter is watching your child roam through a strawberry field in search of the reddest, ripest, and sweetest ones. Usher in the summer by getting a taste of nature. Kids of any age will love this activity. Organic Stawberries with Oceanviews “One of our local favorites is...

Maui and the Mighty Humpback Whale

Where to Find a Humpback Whale near Maui Lead and Social Media Photo by: Bigstock/raphoto One thing you’re sure to notice immediately upon arrival is Maui’s fascination with the mighty humpback whale. Of all the islands and all the channels in between, the southwest coast of Maui offers the best chance to see these mighty...

Sledding or Tubing up in Tahoe

Growing up as a kid on the East Coast, I loved hearing on the radio “Trinity Middle School-Delayed 2 hours…Turkey Hill Elementary School – Closed…” It was a Snow Day! I’d grab my friends, dust off our 6 foot toboggan, and ask mom to drop us all off to find the tallest, fastest, and longest...
Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Guide to Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The splendor of Christmas meets the magic of Harry Potter and Universal Studios this winter and the result is nothing short of spectacular! Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter starts November 17th and runs through January 6th. Your family will not want to miss this event filled with new treats, interactions, and a...
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