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7 Tips for Mammoth Summer Fun with Crazy Kids

Although I wanted him to be brave, part of me pictured his hands losing grip on the rope suspended to the branch above his head and his little body landing with a dull thud onto the sharp rocks. Besides our screams of terrified excitement,  Gull Lake was...

The Most Family Fun You Could Have at Winter Carnaval and Quebec City

Sometimes it is great to escape the heat of LA for early winter in Quebec City. From a massive snow carnival to a chocolate museum, there is no shortage of things to do #familytravel #quebeccity #weekendgetaway

New Years Eve Fun with Kids in Los Angeles: 2020 Style!

So maybe you're not hanging out at swanky restaurants in sequin dresses knocking down champagne bottles until 4 in the morning now that you're traveling with kids but you can still have a great time! If your New Year's Eve plans include Los Angeles - lucky you!  L.A....

LAX-it: The Terror Confronted of the New Lyft & Uber Pick-Up Zone

The terror of the changes getting rides with Lyft and Uber at Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, is upon us. Read how you will survive.

Behind the Scenes at Disney: An Invitation to Explore

Do you love the magic of @Disney and have always wanted to peek behind their curtain? Well, now you can. Read on…..

Seeking Balance in New York City

I recently took a weekend girl’s trip to New York City. (And no, that is not a misplaced apostrophe, because there was only one girl on this trip - me.) That’s right, I did New York solo. I did visit and spend time with friends, but much of the time I was alone, and...

SATW Convention in El Paso: VIDEO Reverbs Storytelling – From Russia With Love

This is the story of my family's journey through Russia, the Soviet regime and escape into the New World. In 2019, I became a member of the honorable writing organization, Society of American Travel Writers or SATW. These are a group of accomplished and talented...

An Oasis Adventure in Irvine

Until recently, Irvine, California has only existed as a blip on our family road-trip map - between the freeway drive from Los Angeles to San Diego. We'd see high-rise buildings, malls and hotels whiz by. Nothing to draw us in. Nothing to motivate us to stop. Recently...

Attraction Review: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Universal Orlando’s perfectly named new coaster is definitely both magical and an adventure. When the Wizarding World of Harry Potter first opened in 2010 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure Park, a visit to Universal Orlando Resort immediately moved to the top of...

We’re the family that didn’t sell all their stuff or quit their jobs or homeschool just so we could travel the world. We’re an ordinary city family with a love for adventure and a desire to explore and understand the people of the world. But. We also have two boys whose favorite pastime is to try and kill each other. Our stories involve survival as well as appreciation.

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