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Paris 18th Arrondissement: Why We Love Montmartre Most

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Anyone traveling in France will appreciate the undeniable romance of the country. The sights and sounds alone will keep visitors enraptured for as long as they can stay. Of all of the boroughs in the city, the Paris 18th arrondissement […]

Paris 11th arrondissement: The Trendy Bastille District

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Ah, the Bastille. If you are wanting to stay in a trendy hotspot within the Paris 11th arrondissement, the Bastille district will meet all expectations. The vibrant nightlife and shopping neighborhoods will keep you busy through your entire vacation. Paris […]

Paris 7th Arrondissement: Market Street Rue Cler

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One of the greatest delights in France is all of the fresh food markets you will discover around every corner.  Hop on the metro to the Paris 7th arrondissement with your market bag in tow. You will find some of […]

Paris 4th arrondissement

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Our next major must-see-stop in Paris involves modern art in massive proportions!  Home of the Pompidou Center, the Paris 4th arrondissement is a feast for the eyes. You can certainly spend a full day in this burrough with plenty of […]

San Clemente: A Summer Getaway

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Summer isn’t all that far away, and it’s always better to plan vacations sooner rather than later! San Clemente is an amazing place to vist for all types. From sunny beaches to delicious eateries, it really has everything covered. A […]

Paris 2nd Arrondissement: Looking Beyond the Louvre

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If you’ve never been to Paris, the Louvre Museum will most likely be on your top 5 must-see list. Spend half the day at the crown jewel of the Paris 2nd arrondissement and then head out to do some shopping. […]

Paris Ground Zero: Best Things to See + Do

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No matter what time of the year you visit Paris you are sure to have an amazing experience. This week, we are focusing on Paris Ground Zero – the central point of the city. If you plan your days around […]

Oahu, Hawaii is a Fountain of Youth

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This year my beautiful wife turns fifty. She abhorred the idea of it and any talk of her up and coming celebration was expressly forbidden. We decided to vacation to Oahu, Hawaii hoping to better ease my wife into the […]

Union Creek Campground in Southern Oregon

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This past August our family was able to take our latest adventure together in Jackson County Oregon’s beautiful and scenic Union Creek Campground, which is situated between the small town of Prospect and Crater Lake; one of the great natural […]

Fort Bragg, California Coastal Weekend

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Fort Bragg, California

One of the best things about California is that it is so infinitely explorable. Take a weekend trip up (or down) the coast to Fort Bragg and soak in the seaside for a few days. Our handy travel guide will […]

Yellowstone National Park: Day Trip Travel Guide

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Get up into the Mountain West and discover one of the frontiers that makes this country a treasure. We recently took a day trip to Yellowstone National Park and I felt like I had just visited 20 different planets by […]

Salt Lake City: Foodie-Approved Bars + Restaurants

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If you’re hitting the slopes in Utah this Spring, we won’t let you go hungry!  We compiled a list of our favorite bars and restaurants in Salt Lake City that will add dimension to your trip.  Foodie-approved!  The city is […]

Caribbean Cruise Beats the Winter Blues

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Winter weather getting you down? Use our last Caribbean cruise vacation as a guide for planning your next family vacation! We will give you the highs and lows of the journey. Certain hotels were a hit, where others weren’t so […]

The Original Farmer’s Market For Savvy LA Folks

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Where in Los Angeles can you spontaneously find a table for 12 and satisfy everyone’s taste buds? Head to The Grove and take in the fresh air of The Original Farmer’s Market. There are plenty of food places to choose […]

Oktoberfest at Snowbird, Utah ist Wunderbar

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Last month, I decided to take my family to Snowbird for a fun weekend trip that adults and kids could both enjoy.  I was in luck! Oktoberfest at Snowbird runs from Aug. 12 – Oct. 15, Noon – 6:30 pm, every […]

Alaska is a Journey Beyond the Horizon

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Time to get out into the wild and visit our 49th state!  Our family had an amazing journey to Anchorage, Alaska and it’s outlying cities.  We took advantage of America’s last frontier to explore the countryside and do our share […]

Little Italy is For San Diego Lovers

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It was only a matter of time before this one happened. Little Italy is pretty much my #1 go to spot in San Diego. There are a million amazing shops and restaurants packed in a few city blocks. I’ll highlight […]

Scottsdale, Arizona Should Be on Your Desert Hit List

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Guess where I went last week? Arizona! Something about a balmy 80 degrees in desert sunshine is all the therapy a human being needs. Since I live in San Diego, I’m lucky that Scottsdale is a 6-hour drive away. I […]

La Jolla in the Springtime

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I’ve lived in some dreamy cities of Southern California, but La Jolla has by far been the dreamiest. Here is a quick travel guide to all of my current favorite spots. Perfect for a stay-cation or weekend getaway! This will […]

Keep Portland Weird/ A Touristy Guide

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Let’s just say I was super impressed with Portland this last trip out. I’ve never really gotten in to the city and checked it out, which is unfortunate. I’ve been missing out! My brother invited me up for the weekend, […]