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Disneyland Lunar New Year Celebration 2022: Everything You Need to Know

Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort hosts several festivals year round. One of the lesser known but growing events is the Disneyland Lunar New Year celebration. This yearly multi-day festival of Asian culture features food, entertainment, and merchandise fused with an authentic spirit of prosperity and hope for the new year. Disneyland Lunar …

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Christmas in San Francisco: 17+ Things to Do with Kids to Celebrate the Holiday Season

My favorite time of year in the San Francisco Bay Area is almost here! The weeks leading up to Christmas in San Francisco are always filled with kid-friendly special events and activities, so it is no surprise that many travelers choose to make their way to my hometown for the holidays. Whether you are a …

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Tips & Tricks for Maximizing Disney Genie+ at Walt Disney World

Visiting Walt Disney World has evolved greatly over the past few years, but one of the biggest changes Disney made was the sunsetting of the old Fastpass+ system. In its place we now have Disney Genie and Disney Genie+. Disney Genie essentially serves as a new update to My Disney Experience and is available to …

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Top 11 Attractions in Disney California Adventure Park for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Think Disneyland park is the only park at the Disneyland Resort with things to do with the toddler and preschooler set? Think again! Disney California Adventure has really come into its own in recent years, adding a number of rides, shows, and attractions that appeal to young kids. Once a bit of an afterthought or …

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5 Secrets to Holiday Air Travel Success with Kids!

There’s no place like home for the holidays. But getting there isn’t always easy, particularly if you are flying the not-so-friendly skies and doing it all with kids. Flight delays, crowded airports, TSA snafus, and holiday stress sometimes seem take the joy out of the holiday travel season. Holiday air travel with kids is not …

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10 Amazing Winter Destinations in California for Families

I have loved highlighting my favorite travel destinations in every season in my home state of California. We’ve covered the best spring break destinations in California, California summer getaways, and best fall trips in the Golden State. And now it is finally time to tackle the fourth and final season – winter travel in California! …

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Disneyland Hotel vs. Disney’s Grand Californian: Which Is Right For Your Family?

The two best hotels in the Disneyland area in Anaheim, California are undoubtedly Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa and the Disneyland Hotel. I hear often from friends and readers who are struggling to make a decision between these two properties for their own Disneyland vacation. Disney’s Grand Californian is closer but is also more …

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9 Closest Ski Resorts to San Francisco

After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 15 years, I’ve come to know how San Franciscans take our ski trips to the Sierras seriously. Skiing and snowboarding are central to the travel culture of the Bay Area in winter. Unfortunately, a lot of Northern California ski resorts are pretty distant from San …

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