Santa Barbara

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,

Best Family-Friendly Beaches in Southern California

  Explore the Best Family-Friendly Beaches in Southern California.  Yes- we California dudes think that the beaches in the Golden State are some of the best in the world. Several of the most famous of the sand-swept shores are right here in Southern California. Use this guide to find the best beach for your family....

Check off the Bucket List: Kid-friendly Trip With Our Family on Princess Cruises

This cruise was a multi-generational celebration for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. My parents were beyond happy having us, their 4 grandkids, and family and friends join them for what they called “a bucket list dream.”

Family Friendly Luxury at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara

The Four Seasons. With Kids. My kids. My pair of less than groomed preschoolers who spend more hours with dirt on their faces than not. I have to admit, as we were driving up the coast towards Santa Barbara the thought "What on earth am I thinking?" crept into my head more than once. After...
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