Okay, I’m going to share my Point Reyes Lighthouse family travel tips for a successful visit to the visitor center at the point of this National Seashore. Weather First of all, it probably WON’T look like my photos when you go! Sorry. We were soooooooo incredibly lucky to have sunshine and a clear view on the day we […]
Planning trips and going new places keeps me sane. I don't need to tally up countries as a world traveller. I kinda want to leave some adventures for my kids to discover on their own when they are grown.
However, I'm happy driving an hour away or even 5 hours or 20 hours over multiple weeks! When we hop on a plane it's to places like Yellowstone, Alaska, Europe or across the county.
Don't you think that looking forward to and planning your next adventure -- far or near -- makes your day-to-day more enjoyable? It does for me!
Point Lobos State Natural Preserve in Monterey is a scenic wonder full of sea life, hiking trails, a cultural museum, and grand views of the Pacific. Trails are totally manageable for families, but most trails aren’t stroller-friendly because it’s rocky. As you hike, you’ll have peek-a-boo views of coves and then come upon full […]
The Wildlands Conservancy lands have officially moved to the top of my list of favorite wild spaces. After taking our annual family fall hike through the Oak Glen Preserve — which is also part of the Conservancy — the ranger talked us into heading to Whitewater Preserve. Wow! I’m so glad we extended our […]
The Inn at Cape Kiwanda is a family-friendly Oregon Coast hotel in Pacific City. It earned high praise from my kids. The funny thing is that the parents agreed in this particular instance which doesn’t always happen! “This is my favorite,” my daughter proclaimed on her birthday night. The aforementioned birthday night fell in the midst […]
How many summers do you have left with your kids at home? I’ve only got 5 summers with my oldest and not that many more with my youngest. I want to make the most of every moment. The clock is ticking away. But I know how to slow it down! A meandering summer camping […]
This is not a tutorial of HOW to reserve campsites. Instead, it’s a resource list of California campground reservation websites that will help you find campgrounds in Southern California and around the state to see the amenities they offer. It’s supposed to get you excited about going camping! Remember, there are different types of sites […]
Especially good option if you have Legoland annual passes. Drive Time: About 1 ½ hours from LA and only ½ hour to 1 hour from OC. Weather: It’s near the beach, so it can get foggy and there can be an ocean breeze. Bring a light jacket for the evenings. Stay: Grand Pacific Palisades Resort […]
Drive Time: About 1 ½ hours from LA, 2 hours from OC. Weather: Onshore breezes keep Oxnard warmer in winter than inland spots. Average daytime temps are about 60 degrees. Of course, it can get breezy and nighttime temps definitely drop. Bring a jacket, hat and gloves for cool days and evenings. Stay: Embassy […]