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12 Fun Things to Do in Monterey with Kids [2021]

Monterey, California is a cute coastal town in central California that is perfect for a family vacation. It has a beautiful coastline, lots of shopping and restaurants, and even some cute sea otters! If you’re dreaming of a California coastal weekend getaway, here are some fun things to do in Monterey with kids and teens! …

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What It’s Really Like to Stay at Safari West in Santa Rosa

If you’re looking for a wild safari tour in California, you’ve probably heard of Safari West in Santa Rosa. You’re likely dreaming of getting up close and personal with wild animals like monkeys, zebra, and of course, giraffes! I’ve been to Safari West twice now, so let me share what it’s like to be a …

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10 Tips to Know Before Going to the Disneyland Food and Wine Festival 2020

During the Disneyland Food and Wine Festival, you’ll have the chance to taste delicious California food and drinks, plus you can watch live cooking demonstrations, listen to live music, and even buy some unique merchandise. Check out my complete guide to the Food and Wine Festival at Disneyland and read below for the tips you …

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2020 Food and Wine Festival at Disneyland Guide

The 2020 Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure Park is underway! 13 marketplace kiosks are open to serve up bite-sized tastes of California specialties. The Food and Wine Festival at Disneyland is one of my favorite times to go to the resort. Here’s your guide to the festival, plus some helpful tips to …

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How to Get Up to Speed On Star Wars Before You Visit Galaxy’s Edge

Planning a trip to Disneyland or Walt Disney World will probably come with the plan to visit the brand new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land. There are plenty of posts out there talking about the new land, most of them written by avid Star Wars fans. But what’s a non-fan to do? This is your …

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How Much Does It Cost To Go To Disneyland?

Everyone dreams of that perfect vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth! But we all know that spending money can quickly cause stress. Since I’ve been to Disneyland A LOT, I know exactly what expenses to account for when figuring out your Disneyland vacation cost. How much are things like tickets, hotels, food; here’s the …

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Ultimate West Coast Road Trip on the California Coast

Our family just wrapped up an epic west coast road trip to California. We’ve traveled part of the route before but decided to spend more time along the California coast on this trip. If you’re planning your own Hwy 1 road trip, here’s a look at our itinerary. Where to Begin a West Coast Road …

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One Day in San Francisco at the Presidio Lodge near Golden Gate Bridge

Taking a road trip along the west coast gives you the perfect opportunity to visit San Francisco; one of the most recognizable cities in the country thanks to the Golden Gate Bridge. During our one night stop over we had dinner with friends, walked across the bridge, and had an amazing stay at the newly …

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Best Place to See Redwoods on the California Coast

Our first stop on our Northern California road trip was for the Redwood National & State Forest. I’ve been to this part of California three times now, and every time I’m amazed at the beauty and size of these trees. Coastal redwoods can be found from southern Oregon into California. I recommend two specific stops …

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Kona Kai San Diego: Beautiful Resort & Spa on Shelter Island

Are you looking for a great resort hotel in San Diego? Perhaps one that has a great beachy feel and offers resort getaway amenities? After my recent stay on Shelter Island at the newly remodeled Kona Kai Resort & Spa, I can say it’s an ideal resort for anyone looking to get a little bit …

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10 Best Christmas Towns in the USA on the West Coast

Are you craving a winter holiday escape? While I admit I love staying at home with a cup of hot cocoa and Christmas music playing non-stop, there’s something really special about visiting a Christmas town or city for the holidays. If you’re based on the west coast, here are some of my picks for the …

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Hotel Indigo: Great Downtown Santa Barbara Hotel Near Beach

Are you heading to California soon and looking for a hotel in Santa Barbara, CA that’s close to the beach and downtown? I recently stayed at the Hotel Indigo property that is at the edge of downtown Santa Barbara and only a three-minute walk to the beach and pier. With a boutique feel and its …

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