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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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How to Ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Without the Wait

The most anticipated Disney attraction of the decade opened nearly a year ago. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance debuted at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on December 5, 2019 and in Disneyland on January 17, 2020. Headliner ride openings at Disney parks mean long lines, some times for years to follow. What we didn’t …

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Best Hotels within Walking Distance of Disneyland for Families (with Map!)

Visiting Disneyland with kids? One of the biggest planning decisions is finding a hotel near Disneyland that works for your family’s travel style and needs. I’ve been to Disneyland dozens and dozens of times and have stayed in so many hotels in the Anaheim, California area. On nearly every trip, my family chooses to stay …

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How to Make Disneyland Park Reservations in 2021

After more than a full year of closures, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California has finally reopened. When the gates swung open on April 30, 2021, however, guests weren’t just able to walk right in with nothing but a ticket in hand. Disneyland now also requires park reservations for all guests. So how does the …

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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Tempe, Arizona with Kids

This post is sponsored by the Tempe Tourism Office. All opinions are my own. Until my family started traveling regularly to the state of Arizona the last few years, Tempe wasn’t really on my travel radar. The huge sprawl of greater Phoenix is actually made up of a number of cities, many of which might …

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7 Iconic US National Park Lodges to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

There are dozens of different ways to explore national parks. From backcountry camping to RVs to families just trying things out on a day trip, so many more people have happily discovered “America’s Greatest Idea” the last few years. For many travelers, one of the draws of a national park vacation is the chance to …

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Disneyland Reopening is Coming April 30, 2021!

Nearly a year ago, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California closed its gates. What we all hoped would be a temporary closure of a few weeks was extended into an indefinite shuttering. After a lot of false starts, rumors, and contentious political wrangling, there is light at the end of the tunnel for a Disneyland …

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Disney Park Pass System: How to Make Disney World Reservations in 2021-2022

Many things that have changed since Walt Disney World reopened its gates in the summer of 2020. Out of all the changes, the new Disney Park Pass Reservation system stands as one of the biggest changes to the Disney vacation experience. For better or for worse, gone are the days where you could just figure …

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Tips for Travel to Cactus League Baseball Spring Training with Kids

This post is sponsored by the Tempe Tourism Office. All opinions are my own. For sports-lovers, spring means one thing – baseball season! My family loves watching baseball games, so attending baseball spring training has been high on our travel bucket list for quite awhile. Luckily, spring training games in 2020 started a bit earlier …

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