Family Travel Tips to Enjoy Spring Break

Planning a get-away during spring break that involves family members with a wide mixture of ages, interests, and activities can be a challenge. Here’s how to plan a trip that’s enjoyable for each person from grandpa to baby. Pick a special place that caters to all interests Explore big cities like Los Angeles and San […]

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Warm Up in Cancun this Spring with Adventures for Every Traveler

Travelers from around the world are looking to escape the cold winter and are dreaming of spring.  Cancun is the ideal destination for spring travel, I’ve been twice in the past few years and it’s really a gorgeous spot to explore. As Mexico’s No. 1 tourist destination, Cancun is known all over the world for […]

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Cancun Convention and Visitors Burea

Warm Up in Cancun this Spring with Adventures for Every Traveler

Travelers from around the world are looking to escape the cold winter and are dreaming of spring.  Cancun is the ideal destination for spring travel, I’ve been twice in the past few years and it’s really a gorgeous spot to explore. As Mexico’s No. 1 tourist destination, Cancun is known all over the world for […]

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Calistoga Hosts Mudder of All Weekends Girlfriend Getaway Event @visitcalistoga

Grab your girlfriends and head to wine country as the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce announced a brand new event to the area, “Mudder of All Weekends,” Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. The weekend-long experience includes a scavenger hunt, Pretty Muddy 5K fun run, restaurant and bar crawl, lodging and spa specials, yoga […]

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Photography

Lake Tahoe Heavenly Gondola Ride

South Lake Tahoe: Heavenly Gondola Ride in Photos @skiheavenly #laketahoe

Enjoy the beauty of winter in Tahoe from Heavenly Ski Resort, the views are truly incredible when riding the Gondola! Located in the center of downtown Lake Tahoe steps from most major hotels and casinos, the Heavenly Gondola holds eight passengers on its way 2.4 miles up the mountain. Panoramic views of snow-capped mountains surrounding […]

Zuma Beach with Friends @ConejoValley

Travel Photography: Recharge at Zuma Beach in Malibu @VisitConejo

The first thing I look for on a media trip itinerary is the amount of time we have to ourselves.  “Down Time,” if you will.  As much as the destination, the events, the food, and the activities entice me of course, having that time to recharge is essential in any itinerary!  I’m sure you see […]

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Food & Drink

Cold Water Brewery & Grill

Dining in South Lake Tahoe: Cold Water Brewery and Grill

My husband and I have been raving about this new South Lake Tahoe restaurant and brewery for weeks!  So much so that we’ve wanted to escape mid-week from work to drive there and eat, darn that 4.5 hour commute!  Our mouths water just thinking about the sumptuous meals we had and the appetizer to end […]

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Dining in South Lake Tahoe: Azul Latin Kitchen

My goal in life is to find the best salsa outside my dad’s kitchen.  There was a Mexican restaurant in Davis, CA where I went to college and I was there no less than 3 times a week.  The food and the salsa were to die for and after graduating my husband had a friend […]

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Home & Family

Family Travel Tips to Enjoy Spring Break

Planning a get-away during spring break that involves family members with a wide mixture of ages, interests, and activities can be a challenge. Here’s how to plan a trip that’s enjoyable for each person from grandpa to baby. Pick a special place that caters to all interests Explore big cities like Los Angeles and San […]

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Pajama Party Fun with Birthday Express Party Supplies

For sixteen years I’ve loved planning and throwing parties for my kid’s birthdays!  From deciding on a theme to ordering the party supplies, from picking out the the cake flavor to arranging the inflatable jump house it all just excites me so much, maybe even more than the birthday child!  I grew up having fun […]

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Hotel & Resort Reviews

Avila Lighthouse Suites, Avila Beach

Avila Lighthouse Suites: Perfect Oceanfront Hotel for Families

There will always be something about the ocean that just grounds me.  I love hearing the crash of the waves, feeling the sand in my toes, and smelling the salty air.  Any chance I get I want to be near the beach and this winter we found a perfect, I mean totally fun and perfect […]

Paso Robles Inn

Paso Robles Inn: Winery Themed Rooms with Relaxing Mineral Spring Tubs

Last summer I visited Paso Robles on a media tour and briefly checked out the Paso Robles Inn.  I fell in love with the surrounding wine country and the excellent restaurants we visited but my the selling point of the Inn was it’s the only hotel in Paso Robles to offer the healing, thermal waters […]

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Wine

Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden

Paso Robles Wine Country: Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden

I love the phrase “kill two birds with one stone” so much as it just defines my life as a multi-tasker, mom, writer, wife, housekeeper, taxi driver, etc!  So when we were traveling around Paso Robles on a recent media tour we chose to visit a winery that doubled as an ‘art gallery’ if you […]

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Entertainment

The Best of Me #BestofMeInsiders

The Best of Me: Now on Blu-ray/DVD #BestOfMeInsiders

Looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart?  The Best of Me on Blu-ray/DVD is available in stores now! Based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James […]

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Cars

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Top Down, Wind in My Hair: 2015 Mazda MX5 Miata Grand Touring Review

I turned 16 in 1989 and I was consumed by things that most teenage girls were.  Things like boys, clothes, shopping, and most importantly, I was old enough to get my driver’s license!  Nevermind that I only lived two blocks from my high school, driving alone with your friends was a rite of passage and […]

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