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10 Best Things to Do in Monterey, California with Kids

The beautiful coastal town of Monterey, California and the surrounding Monterey County is about as good as it gets as a family travel destination. Beaches, hiking, and a world-class aquarium make for a memorable vacation for travelers with kids. Less than a 2 hour drive from San Francisco, it is easy to visit as an overnight or …

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10 Amazing Spring Break Destinations in California for Families

Several years ago, my family resolved to travel more of our home state of California. We realized we were jetting around all over the country and the world while missing out on amazing destinations right in our backyard. In fact, these were the very same destinations that many other people jetted from all over the …

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A Review of the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe in Winter

Ski vacations, especially with kids in tow, can involve a lot of inconveniences and logistics. In our travels, my family has found so much value in staying luxury hotels in ski destinations where the amenities and location can really make a difference in improving our travel experience. One of our favorite spots for a winter …

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Complete Guide to Yosemite National Park with Kids

When it comes to national parks, few have quite the name or cachet of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is one of the oldest national parks in the United States and is also one of the most visited – and with good reason. The park’s majestic waterfalls, grand giant trees, and natural wonders like Half Dome …

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10 Amazing Fall Destinations in California for Families

Tourists traditionally flock to California in summer, but fall in the Golden State is one of the best times of year to visit. We may not quite have the breathtaking fall foliage of New England, but California has fall fun all its own to offer. All the inland locations that are too hot to visit …

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25 Free Things to Do in San Francisco with Kids (with Map!)

For the last 15 years, I’ve been lucky enough to call the San Francisco Bay Area home. San Francisco is a destination that travelers from all over the world yearn to visit, and all of it is in my backyard. But don’t be too jealous! As great as the city is, I also know firsthand …

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Napa Valley Wine Country with Kids: The Complete Guide

Just about an hour north of San Francisco is one of the greatest wine regions in the world – California’s Napa Valley. Before we had kids, my husband and I enjoyed many a weekend getaway in the region. While our trips may look a little different now, we still travel to the Napa Valley even …

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