Turning Picky Eaters into Food Adventurers in New Orleans


My 10 year old son is famous in our family for his finicky palate.  He came into the world a picky eater, which is not always easy when you are born into a family of adventurous eaters. “A bowl of plain pasta, butter and cheese on the side. No sauce. ” That was our standard…

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Gem o Rama is the Filthiest, Weirdest, Awesomest So Cal Field Trip You Can’t Miss

gem o rama in trona crystal finds

The empty grey highway unfurled before us. A dusty typewriter ribbon. Adventure, waiting to be written. It was midnight on a Friday and the two lane road was the only thing visible in the pitch black darkness. The kids were fast asleep in the back, my husband at the wheel. I fought the urge to nod…

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Ten PLUS Fun Things for Teens to Do at Disneyland Resort Parks During the Holidays


Thanks to Disney for inviting our family to participate in the Disneyland Holiday Blogger Preview. All opinions are my own. One of the reasons our family loves Disneyland so much is because there is something for everyone, every age, every gender.  My fairly mature and well behaved teens at Disneyland can enjoy safe solo wandering…

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An Interview With The Disneyland Goats: Holiday Edition


Thanks to the Disneyland Parks for inviting us to their Holiday Blogger Celebration. All opinions are our own. One of our favorite things to do at the Disneyland Parks in Southern California, is to stop by and chat with Disneyland Goats. They are friendly and adorable and we’ve found that they have a lot of…

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Breaking News: Snow Blizzard Hits Legoland for the Holidays!

Legoland Snow Tubing

Thank you Legoland for inviting us to your Holiday Snow Day Preview. All opinions are on my own.  Bring out the winter coats, scarfs, and gloves. It’s Holiday Snow Days at Legoland! Now through January 4th  head on to Legoland to experience the holiday magic. Legoland has converted their park into a Lego winter wonderland!  Powdered…

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The Perfect Winter Shoe Wardrobe for Travelers


Thanks to Shoebuy for partnering with me on this sponsored post. All opinions are my own!  Living in So Cal, shoes are an afterthought – something to be worn when I leave home. There are ten pairs of flip flops in my downstairs closet, ranging from pool worthy to formal. It’s all I really need…

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Winter Travel To Do: Take a Norweigan Cruise to See Northern Lights


Thanks to Hurtigruten Cruises for sponsoring today’s content There’s a conversation that comes up every single time you get a group of travel bloggers together. “So…have you seen the Northern Lights yet?” “Yeah,” I fake-casual shrug when asked. “I saw ‘em in Siberia.” I usually fail to mention that it was summer in Siberia when I…

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