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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Dog-Friendly Travel; Hofsas House in Carmel

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Ever since getting our dog, Chuy,* a new world has opened up to our family; we’ve met new neighbors walking our dog, we’ve discovered a new section of Target, and we’ve discovered new outings. Last weekend we went on our first trip with Chuy to the dog-friendly hotel, Hofsas House, in Carmel. Hofsas House Hofsas House invited us to stay there and initially my husband and I were going to ... Read More »

Las Vegas Dining

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During my trip to Las Vegas, I was given the hashtag nickname #tryeverything* because there was so much good food to try – Kale and avocado caesar salad, pulled pork nachos, braised ox tail, and duck breast stuffed with duck chorizo. Much of the food was surprising to me, not just because it was so good, but because there were so many interesting choices. I was in Las Vegas with a group of bloggers ... Read More »

Fun in Las Vegas Away from the Tables

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When I think of Las Vegas, I think of gambling and nightclubs. I had no idea you could feed dolphins, go to concerts and music festivals, and see stand-up comedy. I didn’t realize this because when I’ve visited in the past, I was too busy staring at my cards at the blackjack table. I was a guest of MGM during Mexican Independence weekend recently (along with a few blogger friends) and had an ... Read More »

Lego Day at the Autry Giveaway

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In celebration of the exhibition Route 66: The Road and the Romance, the Autry National Museum is inviting Lego builders of all ages to come build creative vehicles during Autry Explorers Lego Day on Sunday, September 14. We love the Autry and we love Legos so we’re giving way a family 4-pack of tickets. See the Rafflecopter below for details. The Route 66 exhibit, which runs now through January, 4, 2015 ... Read More »