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Winter in Lake Arrowhead (VIDEO)

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 ...

The ABC’s of Food Tours with Teens

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 ...

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

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. 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 long ...

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

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 ...

A Volunteer Vacation Every Family Member Will Love

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 ...

Walking the Streets of New York City

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 ...

Extreme Family Vacations: Beekeeping (VIDEO)

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 ...

Cruising the San Francisco Bay with Teens

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. “San Francisco is a great place for ...

Crashing the President’s House with Kids

Crashing the President’s House with Kids

Traveling To History with Teenagers Visiting the home of our current president in Washington, D.C. is not as simple as showing up and knocking on the door. The advanced planning necessary (which includes contacting a member of Congress in ...

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa : Seeing the Real Hawaii

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa : Seeing the Real Hawaii

A Cultural Guide For Adventurous Families (VIDEO) I was pretty certain, at that special age when everything is mortifying, that attending a luau in Hawaii is a type of embarrassment specifically reserved for tourists. I was 14 and I knew it all.