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Where to stay in Flagstaff: Little America Hotel Flagstaff review

Frequent readers of this blog will know that our family generally chooses vacation rental apartments when we travel. We like the space and the feeling of homeyness. But when I was looking into places to stay in Flagstaff for our visit to the Grand Canyon, I kept coming back to the listing for Little America […]

Spain in winter: Why Spain should be your next winter holiday destination

While your friends make their plans to join the masses on sandy beaches or charming-but-packed Northern European Christmas markets, imagine yourself strolling through sunny Sevilla surrounded by locals enjoying the quiet holidays or taking in Guernica in Madrid after just a few minutes’ wait. Welcome to Spain in winter! Our family’s winter visit to Spain […]

Under the Tuscan Sun: Fine Wine Tasting Tours and Lunch at Avignonesi

All it takes is five minutes driving through the Tuscan countryside before you realize that this place is much more stunning than the pictures you see online. Rolling hills and small towns dot the region. The sun radiates down on beautiful lush green landscape as far as the eye can see.  Much has already been […]

Paris with kids: 5 tips for an amazing family trip to Paris

Usually when families think of kid-friendly vacations, theme parks and all-inclusive resorts are the first options that come to mind. Those trips with kids have their place, but if your heart sings at the thought of exploring Europe with kids, I have one piece of advice to offer: DO IT.   We’ve gone on many […]

Choosing Wings: Our family gap year and trip around the world

We love so many things about our family’s life in LA. We are surrounded by an amazing network of family, we have wonderful friends, we are deeply involved in a religious community that we love, the weather is usually amazing and the list of activities is never-ending. But as you might imagine, life in the […]

Family-friendly British Columbia: Things to do in Vancouver with kids and day trips from Vancouver

We love Vancouver! Now that that’s out of the way. Vancouver (and the rest of British Columbia) has so much to offer families – a mix of city life, quiet leafy streets for strolling, restaurants serving cuisine from around the world, and more outdoor activities than you could ever tackle on one trip. We love […]

How to sail Croatia in style

We always love exploring coastal regions by boat, and the beautiful blue waters of the Adriatic Sea off of Croatia provide an ideal adventure for our family trip! While there are many options for sailing and kayaking in Croatia, we hooked up with Opcija Tours, based in Split, for our private charter.

Summer Travel Capsule Wardrobe: What to Pack for Croatia in June

I feel like I always spend a lot of time considering what to pack for a trip. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes I realize I’ve forgotten a key piece or woefully underestimated my need for a certain type of clothing. For our trip to Croatia, I did a little of both! Fortunately I still […]

Thirteen Things That Surprised Me at Disneyland and California Adventure

Thanks to this year’s Disneyland SoCal resident ticket offer, we were able to take the kids to the magical theme parks in Anaheim at a huge discount from the regular price. We hadn’t gone since I was pregnant almost three years ago, so it was Shoshana’s first visit! We had a great time overall and there […]

Summer Travel Capsule Wardrobe: What to Pack for Ireland in June

Travel Capsule Wardrobe: What to Pack for Ireland in June Want to see the rest of our Ireland with Kids trip report? Packing for a trip is always a challenge, no matter the destination or duration. Packing for Ireland can be especially tricky because, as they say, if you don’t like the weather, wait five […]

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