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Family Travel in Laguna Beach – Pacific Edge Hotel Review


Finding the right hotel when you’re traveling with your family (and dog!) can be tough. Last weekend, I stayed at the Pacific Edge Hotel as part of a media trip to Laguna Beach. It offers affordable and comfortable rooms and is very close to the beach. Plus the hotel has two pools and a hot tub. I left my family at home (they had school and baseball games) for this trip ... Read More »

Grin and Big Bear It – Plan Ahead When Heading to Socal’s Nearby Mountain Resorts

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This is a guest post by K. Pearson Brown It’s a true fact that Angelenos can ski and snowboard in the morning and head to the beach in the afternoon. Not that many people actually do this, but it would be possible, owing to the fact that one of SoCal’s most popular mountain resorts, Big Bear, is about 110 miles away from Los Angeles. While the “let’s-get-in-the-car-and-go-skiing” idea might seem fun ... Read More »

Hyatt Hotels Offer Free Wifi to All Guests

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Hyatt Hotels just became my new BFF because they have decided to do something I like to think all other Hotel Chains will soon copy: Hyatt is now offering Free Wifi in all guest rooms and in lobbies Worldwide. The Hyatt Century Plaza recently invited some Los Angeles Bloggers, including Yours Truly, to check out the wifi and lounge by the fabulous pool. And so of course I went. The Hyatt Century ... Read More »

Family Travel Tips with Peter Greenberg


The Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show came to Los Angeles last weekend and I took my boys and husband there in search of an adventure vacation for us. There were exhibitors from all over the world there and it was quite overwhelming, but in an exciting way. We focused most of our attention on the California section to get us ready for a couple of backpacking and camping trips ... Read More »

Lakehouse Hotel & Resort Review

Lakehouse hotel & resort seen from across the Lake

The Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in Lake San Marcos, CA is a perfect place to take the family for a chill-out, relaxation vacation. It’s a quiet, comfortable place to spend time reading, watching birds, lounging by the pool, or watching the sunset. Or, if you’re the adventurous types, you can rent kayaks or electric motor boats and motor around Lake San Marcos, which the hotel adjoins, or play golf at the ... Read More »

Paradise Garden – Disney Parks Best Kept Secret

Viva Navidad Street Party (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Disneyland can be crazy during the holidays – long lines and big crowds. When we went to Disneyland last month it was packed with people. Luckily, we had Park Hopper tickets and had gone to California Adventure’s Paradise Garden area to see Disney’s ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party parade. We were pleasantly surprised that there were hardly any lines to get food, plenty of places to sit, and I think it was ... Read More »

LA’s Top: Best Places For Snow Play Near Los Angeles

Photo Credit: Desiree Eaglin

Baby it’s cold outside and now is the perfect opportunity to show your LA kids what snow is all about. From tubing to sledding to making snowmen and every snowfun in between, we’ve rounded up the best places for snow play near Los Angeles. If you know of any other great So Cal snow play spots for kids, let us know in the comments section below! Snow Valley Mountain Resort ... Read More »

Date Night at Le Méridien Delfina and The Broad Stage


Recently, my husband and I experienced not just a date night, but a date “overnight” experience thanks to Le Méridien Delfina hotel in Santa Monica and The Broad Stage. We were guests for dinner, a show, and an overnight stay to promote the new “Discovering the Arts” package through the boutique hotel and The Broad Stage. We had a wonderful time. I wasn’t sure what to expect of the hotel. I’ve run past ... Read More »

Road Trip; Zion and Bryce National Parks in Ford Escape


We didn’t go over the river and through the woods for Thanksgiving break, but my family did travel through four states to get to Zion National Park. It was worth the hours in the car especially since we had a Ford Escape for review. It was our second time in Zion. We went two years ago during the same time of year and I think it’s going to be a ... Read More »

Delano Las Vegas Review


I love hotels, but it’s always in the back of my mind that other people have slept in the very same bed, their head rested on the very same pillow. Recently, I was able to stay in a brand spanking newly remodeled hotel – the Delano in Las Vegas – and I was the first person to stay in the room. It was fabulous. It wasn’t just that the hotel was ... Read More »