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Best Day Trips in Southern California near Disneyland

Many west coaster childhoods include a visit to Disneyland. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, and Dole Whips delight adults and kids alike at the resort. Our own family has spent many vacations hopping back and forth from Disneyland and the Disney California Adventure Park. One of the reasons I love Disneyland is because you …

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Gorgeous Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles, California

Did you know that Los Angeles is home to almost four million people? Most of us have probably heard of the LA gridlock traffic. It makes sense that in a city that busy and large, it’s citizens and visitors might want to escape the city chaos for a while. Here are some relaxing ideas for …

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Awesome Off-the-Beaten Path Vacation Spots in California

I admit that when I first moved to the west coast from the midwest I pictured California as the home of Mickey Mouse and blonde-headed beaches. Now that I’m coming up on 17 years of calling the west coast home, I’ve had the opportunity to discover some amazing vacation spots in California I had no …

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8 Amazing Natural Wonders in California Every Kid Needs to See

When you think of natural wonders in the United States, you probably picture the Grand Canyon, or perhaps even Yellowstone. But did you know there are some amazing natural wonders in California, too? Here are eight spectacular sights every kid needs to see in California! This post was written in partnership with the Adventure Travel …

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Stunning Spots You Must See in Northern California

California is an amazing state. There’s a huge variety of landscapes and activities, you can go surfing and skiing on the same day. And the sights you can see are truly breathtaking. Tall, tall trees, rugged coastline, and of course a few glasses of wine. When making a list of things to do don’t miss …

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I’m Heading Out on an EPIC California Road Trip

I’m packing my bags and getting ready for perhaps one of my most epic trips to date. On Thursday I’ll head out for a 19 day California road trip. Myself and three other travel writers / photographers will be adventuring around the state and discovering the off the beaten paths areas of California. I’m partnering …

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The Best of the Best in Cannery Row – Restaurants, Hotels, and Attractions

Take me away to Monterey any day! Earlier this month I went on a press trip to explore Cannery Row in Monterey, California. As I sit here remembering all the great food and beach views, I’m dreaming of going back with my family. If you’re looking for a California coast escape, here are my picks …

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Sunny Fun One Week Southern California Itinerary + Disneyland

I admit that I love the west coast. From Washington to California, it’s full of fun. One of my favorite things about Disneyland is it’s close proximity to so many other activities. When you head to Southern California for vacation, you can do more than just theme parks! Here are my thoughts on how to …

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Best Seattle – California Road Trip From Redwoods to Teacups

You could say our Seattle – California road trip adventure began at the end of a weekly workday when we set out from north Seattle to head to Portland for the night, but that wouldn’t be totally true. When you head out on a trip, the adventure should begin on the first day but ours had …

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Carlsbad Hotels Perfect for Families

Golfers already love Carlsbad because of the great weather and pristine courses, and so will families for the selection of great hotels and beaches. This affluent seaside city is home to the LEGOLAND® California Resort, seven miles of stunning beaches, and about an hour away from Disneyland, making it a perfect getaway for families. Looking …

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