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California’s Great America with Kids: The Complete Guide

California’s Great America Theme Park has been a San Francisco Bay Area tradition for over 40 years. The park, which is located in the city of Santa Clara right next to San Jose, has been owned by several different companies in its long history and has evolved and changed quite a bit. My husband (who is …

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Top 7 Attractions in Disneyland’s California Adventure for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Last year, I ranked my favorite Disneyland attractions for toddlers and preschoolers (or more accurately, Virginia ranked her favorites!).  But Disneyland is more than one park these days, as California Adventure has now finally come into its own with the addition of Cars Land and other recent updates.  My family had the chance to check …

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Top 10 Disneyland Attractions for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Little V has been to Disneyland three times in her four short years, and considers herself quite the Disneyland connoisseur by now.  Below, she offers her analysis on her favorite rides within Disneyland park, and explains why these are the best rides for other toddlers & preschoolers too.  (Mom offers her thoughts as well).  Don’t …

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NorCal Road Trips: Santa Cruz

Lest you think this blog is all about luxury cruises and business class tickets to Europe, I’ve decided it’s time to get back to reality and the way my family usually travels 99% of the time.  Here’s another post in my ongoing series “NorCal Road Trips,” highlighting destinations perfect for a day trip or weekend …

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