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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. This post is written in partnership ... READ the POST

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 ... READ the POST

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 ... READ the POST

Amazing Weekend in Seattle Sightseeing and Eating

Earlier this month we took advantage of Seattle Museum Month and planned a teen staycation in Seattle. Our weekend in Seattle was filled with sightseeing around many of the popular downtown attractions, getting an up-close look at how glass art is made, and enjoying some new restaurants we hadn’t ... READ the POST

February is Seattle Museum Month with Half-Price Admission

If you're planning a trip to Seattle in February, I have got a huge tip that will save you money on your tickets to local museums. You'll be able to get into places like Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Seattle Aquarium, and MoPop for half-price. To celebrate the ending of the first semester and to get ... READ the POST

3 Day Romantic Weekend Getaway in Nashville TN (Car Free)

Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. Looking for a great city escape for your next couple's getaway? Nashville, Tennessee is a fabulous destination to plan your next romantic escape. Plan a trip filled with delicious food, welcoming hotels, and plenty of ... READ the POST

10 Memphis Spots in the New ‘Christmas at Graceland’ Hallmark Movie

If you're a Hallmark movie fan and you're planning a trip to Memphis soon, don't miss these 10 iconic Memphis spots that were mentioned and/or shown in the movie, Christmas at Graceland. I recently had the opportunity to visit Memphis, Tennesee for a few days and during the trip, I got to preview ... READ the POST

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 ... READ the POST

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 ... READ the POST

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 ... READ the POST

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