Parasailing with Island Water Charters on Catalina Island
Apr05

Parasailing with Island Water Charters on Catalina Island

Every family trip needs to have a few elements of adventure to it! Stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something new is what living is really all about, right?! One of the only fears that I have yet to fully overcome is my fear of heights. Being that I refuse to pass this on to my littles, I am constantly challenging myself to do what scares me. When I took my daughter to Catalina Island for our first mother daughter trip,...

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Our Review of The Pavilion Hotel on Catalina Island
Mar30

Our Review of The Pavilion Hotel on Catalina Island

Located right in the center of Avalon sits the Pavilion Hotel. A trendy, comfortable hotel with lovely harbor views, easy access to everything Catalina Island has to offer and a very friendly staff. Recently, we took a sponsored mother/daughter trip to Catalina Island (read about it here) and stayed at the Pavilion Hotel. It was out first time there and I did not know what to expect. We were excited, as Pavilion Hotel has great...

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Family Travel: Our Mother Daughter Adventure To Catalina Island
Mar16

Family Travel: Our Mother Daughter Adventure To Catalina Island

Traveling is one of the best ways to bond with our families, to awaken and grow as an individual, to have experiences we never would have at home, to step outside of our comfort zones and really taste life while pushing ourselves to new lengths! Traveling keeps us conscious, keeps us in the present and gives us something to share and be so excited about. We will remember our travels (and our travel partners) forever! This year, I am...

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Tall Ships & Chowder Taste 2018 Ventura Harbor Village
Mar03

Tall Ships & Chowder Taste 2018 Ventura Harbor Village

It was a chilly, yet sunny day in February, perfect for playing pirates and tasting creamy, delicious chowders all day! The Ventura Harbor Village Tall Ships and Chowder Taste was last Sunday February 25th and it was a huge success! We had a blast! As always, parking at Ventura Harbor Village is plentiful, free and safe. We love coming here and were super excited to taste chowder from 6 restaurants located in Ventura Harbor Village,...

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10 Conscious Travel Tips To Easily Ease Your Travel Anxiety
Feb15

10 Conscious Travel Tips To Easily Ease Your Travel Anxiety

It’s no secret that we make our favorite and best ever memories when we travel. Whether it is someplace new or someplace tried and true, most of us love adventure and travel is the best way to get it! For some getting there and back can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. With all of the negative craziness happening in the world, it is understandable that stepping out into it can be frightening, occasionally holding people back. The...

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Family Travel: 5 Pro Travel Safety Tips
Jan12

Family Travel: 5 Pro Travel Safety Tips

Safety is always a top priority when I’m traveling, and even more so when my littles are along. Anything can happen, which most of the time is the beauty of it. But sometimes… not so much. The good news is that there are things you can do to prevent many disasters from even happening in the first place. I’ve asked around, I’ve tried and tested and put together a list of my top 5 Pro Travel Safety Tips. These simple travel safety tips...

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Family Travel: Ventura Harbor Village Parade of Lights 2017
Dec26

Family Travel: Ventura Harbor Village Parade of Lights 2017

Ventura Harbor Village is a quaint little harbor nestled among canals in Southern California. It has quickly become one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon with my littles or bring visitors too, it just has so much to offer! A couple of weeks ago I shared my lunch at the fab Brophy Bros. here and today I want to wish you happy holidays, Ventura Harbor Village and Island Packers style with a peak into our Parade of Lights 2017...

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10 Reasons to Travel For This Holiday Break
Dec12

10 Reasons to Travel For This Holiday Break

The Holiday Break is right around the corner, most of us with 2 full weeks off to entertain the kids and keep it all together. I can’t think of a better time to travel… I know, you’re shocked by this!! I’ve encouraged you to try a destination Thanksgiving in the past, today I hope to inspire you to take a family vacation this holiday break. Check out my 10 reasons to travel for this holiday break. 10 Reasons To Travel For This Holiday...

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Brophy Bros. Restaurant in Ventura Harbor Village
Nov30

Brophy Bros. Restaurant in Ventura Harbor Village

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting two new, amazing friends for lunch at Brophy Bros. in Ventura Harbor Village. I had such a great time, I had to share this hidden little gem with you! Brophy Bros. is a clam bar and restaurant featuring signature cocktails, a super fun happy hour with a great happy hour menu, fantastic seafood dishes, incredible views and a wonderful staff on hand to make sure you have the best dining experience...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Travel During Labor Day Weekend
Aug25

5 Reasons Why You Should Travel During Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is a bittersweet long weekend. On a sad note, it signals the end of summer, on a good note the beginning of fall – one of my favorite seasons, while celebrating all of the social and economic progress our American workers have made to better our country by increasing our quality of living. Clearly the good outweighs the bad here so… My friends, this is not the weekend to sit at home! It is the perfect time to get up...

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