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Sipurbia: The West Valley’s Best Party for Adults is Back (discount code within)

Yes, over 3,500 tickets sold to the first ANNUAL (we hope!) Sipurbia last May. And it was a riot. https://youtu.be/-JFMNOlI36Y We may have had a bit of wine when we broadcast that video BUT we did it for you! We did it so you could know how much fun you could have...

Winter in Lake Arrowhead (VIDEO)

For some reason, our Santa Monica beach family always went looking for snow and winter fun in Big Bear Lake, never Lake Arrowhead. In the summers, it was always back to Big Bear, to try our luck at fishing, which never seemed to change. I wasn't the adult, back then,...

The ABC’s of Food Tours with Teens

Whenever my sons and I travel to a new city, we always take a food tour (at this point, we’ve taken at least ten). It initially started because we wanted to try a famous food from a specific area, like beignets in New Orleans, BBQ in Austin, or a cheesesteak in...

Cave Kayaking with Kids! Santa Cruz Island in Ventura, California

It’s not something I thought could happen so close to the urban sprawl of Los Angeles. https://youtu.be/X-NbH9OtyvI Yet, here we were, looking through a rainbow of ocean mist as dolphins below escorted our Channel Islands ferry to our cave kayaking adventure. Their...

Cutting the Line: A How To Guide For Your Fav Theme Park

We’ve all told our kids a thousand times not to cut the line because it’s rude and selfish. But what if there was a way to cut a line that was neither rude nor selfish? Intriguing, right? One of the biggest – and most consistent – complaints from theme park guests is...

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Girlfriends in Nashville

Not a fan of country music? Don’t worry - there’s plenty for you to do with your girlfriends on a Nashville getaway weekend. And who knows? You just might be converted by the end of the trip. I recently spent seven days in Nashville - half business and half girls’...

A Volunteer Vacation Every Family Member Will Love

Guest blog post by Jennifer Spatz, CEO & Founder of Global Family Travels The most memorable family trips are ones that offer experiences beyond just relaxing or spending time together. A vacation that combines a bucket-list adventure with volunteering can be that...

Walking the Streets of New York City

Two Great Walking Tours in NYC New York City is a walking city. Now, the idea of a “walking city” may seem strange to anyone from L.A. because we have a reputation of never walking anywhere. Ever. But one of the coolest things about New York is that there are so many...

Extreme Family Vacations: Beekeeping (VIDEO)

This Thanksgiving, we took a turkey break and went in search of bees. Rather, we had heard about a bee tour we could take at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa (which, by the way, looks to be a very family friendly resort, we discovered, when we had lunch...

Cruising the San Francisco Bay with Teens

a kayaking adventure  San Francisco’s nickname is The City by the Bay, so when I traveled to San Francisco last December with my two teenaged sons, we decided it would be fun to see the city from the bay. A Different View - Photo by Samantha Davis-Friedman “San...

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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