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Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio's Amish Country

Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio’s Amish Country

A shop­ping trip to Amish coun­try is the per­fect hol­i­day and long week­end get­away! The pace of life is slow­er in Amish coun­try. It offers a chance to final­ly enjoy the scenery and the time to do it. There aren’t many high­ways, so you have no …

The Best Things To Do At Dollywood

The Best Things To Do At Dollywood

I love a good amuse­ment park. I con­sid­er myself some­thing of a guru. But, until recent­ly, I had nev­er been to Dol­ly­wood theme park. So, when my hus­band found him­self with vaca­tion time to blow, we packed up our car and head­ed for Pigeon Forge, …

The Seven Things You Must Do On Your Family Trip To Zurich

The Seven Things You Must Do On Your Family Trip To Zurich

As a kid, my dad trav­eled a lot for work, catch­ing flights to far flung des­ti­na­tions like Japan, Ger­many, and Italy.  I thought it sound­ed so glam­orous.  I remem­ber ask­ing him once what his favorite city in the world was.  Zurich, he said. And …

Romance and RV's? Exploring Southern Ohio Together from the MOCO RV Park

Romance and RV’s? Exploring Southern Ohio Together from the MOCO RV Park

My hus­band and I were sup­posed to go on a cruise to cel­e­brate our 5th anniver­sary, but obvi­ous­ly that was can­celled. We want­ed to get away, and get a break from our tod­dler, but we were stumped. Where to go? My hus­band pitched me an …

The Best Romantic Staycation Ideas

The Best Romantic Staycation Ideas

Did COVID 19 can­cel your roman­tic get­away? Believe me, I under­stand. We had to can­cel a trip to cel­e­brate our 5th wed­ding anniver­sary. But, just because you’re stuck in town does­n’t mean you can’t still have some cou­ple’s fun! We already had 

A Cowboy Weekend: Family Fun at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

A Cowboy Weekend: Family Fun at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

Just because you live in a mod­ern city does­n’t mean you can’t be a cow­boy. At least for a lit­tle while, any­way. About 100 miles from the sky­scrap­ers of Down­town Los Ange­les are men and women who wran­gle hors­es and ride them, spurs clanking, …

Lesser Known Chicago Restaurants for Foodies

Lesser Known Chicago Restaurants for Foodies

Be hon­est — when you think of food in Chica­go, you think deep-dish piz­za, Chica­go style hot dogs and maybe some Gar­ret­t’s pop­corn — if you real­ly know your stuff.  But I’m here to tell you that the Windy City food scene is so much bet­ter than …

Surfing Indonesia — The Best Family Surf Trip

Surfing Indonesia — The Best Family Surf Trip

“I think you’re a lit­tle bit of a witch,” Lua­na said with a slight crin­kle of her green-grey eyes, her hair pulled back in a pony­tail to com­bat the Mentawai Island’s humid­i­ty. We all sat around long tables eat­ing din­ner. She said this shy­ly, a …

Experience the Wild Side of Florida

Experience the Wild Side of Florida

When my hus­band told me at the begin­ning of Novem­ber that he had vaca­tion days to use or lose come Jan­u­ary, that’s all I need­ed to start plan­ning some­thing fun.  Since we live in New Eng­land, Flori­da seemed like the best place to trav­el to in …

How to Re-Light That Spark in a Disney World

How to Re-Light That Spark in a Disney World

When­ev­er my fiancé and I start to feel like we’re out of sync or we haven’t had a real con­ver­sa­tion in a while, we set a cof­fee date. And by “cof­fee date”, I mean that we make cof­fee in our kitchen or run to the clos­est dri­ve-thru and then bring 

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An All-Inclusive for All-Inclusive Haters

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An All-Inclusive for All-Inclusive Haters

It’s the per­fect all-inclu­sive vaca­tion for fam­i­lies who hate all-inclu­sive vaca­tions. The Grand Velas in Riv­iera Maya, min­utes from the Can­cun air­port, will sat­is­fy your lux­u­ry trip dreams at a Mex­i­co-afford­able price tag!

Best Food in the North Carolina Mountains

Best Food in the North Carolina Mountains

The pic­turesque towns of High­lands & Cashiers, N.C. are at the top of our week­end get­away list! Check out this guide for the best food in the North Car­oli­na mountains.

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

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

Wine Tasting — Discovering Uncharted Vineyards

Wine Tasting — Discovering Uncharted Vineyards

There’s noth­ing that can bring you deep­er into the pages of a roman­tic fairy tale than gaz­ing across an expan­sive field, jagged roots twist­ing along grape vines, the sun dan­gling over the hori­zon, as you savor and swirl a red, white or rose hue …

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

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 …

The Dime: Ten Times the Fun

The Dime: Ten Times the Fun

The Dime is burst­ing on the scene as Ven­tu­ra Coun­ty’s pri­vate all- inclu­sive pic­nic and par­ty! Expe­ri­ence 10, each, of our favorite Winer­ies, Brew­eries, Spir­its and Food Trucks. Enjoy the after­noon and sun­set on a seclud­ed and breath­tak­ing pri­vate estate in Hid­den Val­ley. Indulge in unlim­it­ed sam­ples of qual­i­ty wines, beers, spir­its and food. Every­thing is includ­ed in the price.

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

There’s a mir­a­cle around every cor­ner on the trails in the San­ta Mon­i­ca Moun­tains north­west of Los Ange­les. In June, a hik­er might have come across a group of col­or­ful­ly dressed yogis of all ages and sizes stretch­ing and pos­ing under the giant …

Video: Dishing it out in Padang, Indonesia

Video: Dishing it out in Padang, Indonesia

When we went to the Mentawais Island chain for Howard’s birth­day, we got to spend some time dis­cov­er­ing Indone­sia in Padang the day before and after our fer­ry ride to Hid­den Bay Resort. Here is our date night, accom­pa­nied by our guide, Budi, on …

An Adult Playdate: Sipurbia

An Adult Playdate: Sipurbia

Appar­ent­ly, the sub­urbs have been starv­ing for adult activ­i­ties. I mean, we here in Agoura Hills and the Cone­jo Val­ley, in gen­er­al, are burst­ing with things to do for chil­dren, to do for fam­i­lies, to do for every­one it seems like except adults. …

7 Tips For A Fun, Romantic Trip to Lake Nacimiento

7 Tips For A Fun, Romantic Trip to Lake Nacimiento

If you’ve been mar­ried for longer than a minute or are even dat­ing some­one for more than 6 months, you know. Rela­tion­ships take effort. You have to real­ly work at “Hap­pi­ly Ever After”