Family Travel: The Sailor Circus in Sarasota Florida
Jun03

Family Travel: The Sailor Circus in Sarasota Florida

Lately, I have been sharing all about our multigenerational family vacation to Sarasota Florida. We had such a great time there! One of the most spectacular things we did while in Sarasota was to attend The Sailor Circus. In my post on The Ringling Museum, I explained how Sarasota has a rich history in the circus arts. It is not only a place for people to come and see and learn about everything circus, but it is also an...

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Family Travel: Our Ringling Museum Experience
Jun01

Family Travel: Our Ringling Museum Experience

Many people don’t realize that Sarasota Florida was originally settled by the Ringling Brothers when they moved their winter circus headquarters there in 1927. At the time, it was mostly undeveloped and seemed the perfect place to set up for them thanks to the weather and available space. Since that time, Sarasota has grown to become a hub for everything circus, fine arts and incredible performances. There are so many wonderful things...

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Facing My Fear – My TreeUmph! Adventure Course Experience
May20

Facing My Fear – My TreeUmph! Adventure Course Experience

I have always had a fear of heights, even as a young child. I would close my eyes as we crossed bridges, silently sing or count to myself as I rode the chair lift up the ski slope, and stayed as far from the edge as possible when hiking… but I would never let it hold me back from doing and trying new things. Now, as a mama, I want my children to experience as much as they can without any restrictions. I refuse to pass on my silly fear...

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Our Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Experience
May04

Our Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Experience

Recently we took an amazing, multigenerational family trip to Sarasota Florida. We chose this destination because this town has such a chilled out peaceful vibe to it and is filled with fascinating culture and art that I thought it would be the perfect place for my littles to get some grandparent time mixed in with some fun adventures! One of the best activities we did while there was a visit to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Marie...

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Family Travel: Los Angeles – Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Feb02

Family Travel: Los Angeles – Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Last Sunday, thanks to SoCal Museum’s Free-For-All day, I took the kids for an adventure into LA to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Don’t worry if you missed it, I am sure there will be another one – you can keep up with SoCal Museum’s calendar of events here. Plus there is another way to visit for free… but we will get to that in a minute! The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the...

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Family Travel: Los Angeles –  La Brea Tar Pits
Jan26

Family Travel: Los Angeles –  La Brea Tar Pits

Did you know that sitting right in the heart of LA is one of the world’s most famous archeological dig sites providing a unique look into what life was like during the ice age? The La Brea Tar Pits were discovered in 1875 when a man called William Denton visited the area and found the tooth of a saber-toothed cat here. This was the first known recording of a fossil found in this area and was enough to gain the attention of...

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The Flume Gorge In New Hampshire
Nov19

The Flume Gorge In New Hampshire

One of my favorite experiences to have with my kids is to check out local state parks. State parks are everywhere and can be a great resource in learning about the local history. The Flume Gorge in New Hampshire is one of our favorites. It is a place I have been too a few times growing up and I love going back to now, especially with my kids, to see how much nature changes. What is The Flume Gorge in New Hampshire? ‘The Flume is a...

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Best Fall Travel Shows on Netflix
Nov04

Best Fall Travel Shows on Netflix

My kids and I are in a constant state of wanderlust. So anytime our TV gets turned on, a travel/food/documentary show inevitably gets our interest. There are some amazing travel shows out there right now! Given that we primarily watch Netflix (I can’t take all of the commercials on regular cable anymore, plus we have totally become binge watchers, demanding the next episode straight away!!) I thought it would be fun to share our top 5...

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A Day At Knott’s Spooky Farm
Oct05

A Day At Knott’s Spooky Farm

Fall is well underway out here in Southern California with numerous opportunities for fun fall family activities everywhere. With so many options, it can be hard to pick and choose what do with the limited number of weekends available. During the fall season, Knott’s Berry Farm (one of our favorite amusement parks) transforms into Knott’s Spooky Farm.  I’d been hearing about it for years and had always wanted to check it out. So when...

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Things to do in Cardiff
Sep14

Things to do in Cardiff

Cardiff is a lovely seaside town and is the capitol of Wales. Located only 2 hours west of London in South Wales, there is so much to do and see here, it is a great tourist destination. As you know, I was on this wonderful trip with VisitBritain to learn all about and Celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th Anniversary. So far I have shared all about my stay at the best hotel in London, as well at the best English Country Manor House and my...

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