Celebrate Roald Dahl on his 100th Anniversary and VisitBritain!
Aug09

Celebrate Roald Dahl on his 100th Anniversary and VisitBritain!

Did you know this summer is the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth? It is! And there is so much going on to celebrate it. Like Stephen Spielberg’s new movie The BFG, adapted from the book The BFG written by Roald Dahl, in theaters now. Roald Dahl’s other works include James and the Giant Peach, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda to name only a few. Recently I went on a trip sponsored by VisitBritain to learn all...

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5 Reasons to Stay at The Athenaeum Hotel in London
Aug05

5 Reasons to Stay at The Athenaeum Hotel in London

Recently I took a trip to Visit Britain to learn all about Roald Dahl and The BFG. The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is a book written by Roald Dahl which Steven Spielberg turned into a fantastical film – you can see it in theaters now! This year also happens to be the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth so there are all kinds of amazing exhibitions, themed afternoon teas and tours to take in and around London. For the first 2 nights...

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Treat Yourself Well 8 Steps to Conscious Living
May17

Treat Yourself Well 8 Steps to Conscious Living

  Today is a great day!! Today I finally get to share with you everything I have been writing about and talking about for the last 2 years in one place!!! My book Treat Yourself Well – 8 Steps to Conscious Living is available as of Today on Amazon! And, as my gift to you for sticking with me on this journey, Treat Yourself Well – 8 Steps to Conscious Living is free for from May 18, 2016 until May 22, 2016 at midnight! I wanted to...

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3 Great Places for Dinner In Malibu
May10

3 Great Places for Dinner In Malibu

Trying new restaurants is something that I love to do. Not only do I appreciate having multiple options to choose from on a menu, but it is a small luxury to have someone else to cook for and clean up after us for a change! My family and I are adventurous eaters and really enjoy trying new foods. We always make the effort to try something new to us from the menu while delighting in choosing things we already know we love. Malibu has...

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Mama Loves Family Travel Yosemite Madera
May07
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Mama Loves Family Travel – Yosemite Madera
May07

Mama Loves Family Travel – Yosemite Madera

I remember the day my grandmother gave me The National Geographic Yosemite edition book. It was my 8th birthday. The pictures that I saw in that book completely amazed me. I knew one day I would get there, but I had no idea how or when. Fast-forward 25 years, add on 2 kids, a husband and a cross-country relocation and I finally made it! A few weeks ago we drove up to Yosemite Madera and had an incredible time. Here is my account of...

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The South Gate Brewing Company
May06

The South Gate Brewing Company

This is one of Yosemite Madera’s best kept secrets that is seriously exploding right now – The South Gate Brewing Company has become such a local favorite that they keep having to build more room! Currently they are adding on a huge new space, which should be finished by early July 2016. Nestled in the foothills of Yosemite National Park, about 15 minutes from the South Entrance in the quaint little town of Oakhurst is this fantastic...

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The Sugar Pine Railroad in Yosemite Madera
May05

The Sugar Pine Railroad in Yosemite Madera

The Sugar Pine Railroad is one of the premier historic attractions in Yosemite. Located just 4 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park, this is a must-do for all ages. As I was planning our trip with the team at Visit Yosemite Madera, they connected us with the fantastic folks at The Sugar Pine Railroad who hosted us for the experience in exchange for my honest review – as always all thoughts, opinions and pics are my...

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The Junior Ranger Program at Yosemite National Park
May04

The Junior Ranger Program at Yosemite National Park

The Junior Ranger Program at Yosemite National Park offers the best option for family learning about Mother Nature and all of her beauty. We had the opportunity to try out the program on our recent trip to Yosemite Madera. Not only did my kids learn a lot, but I actually discovered a few new things too!! What is the Junior Ranger Program at Yosemite National Park? Explore, Learn and Protect is their motto and that is exactly what you...

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5 Reasons to Rent a Boat from Bass Lake Watersports
May03

5 Reasons to Rent a Boat from Bass Lake Watersports

Recently my family and I stayed at The Pines Resort on Bass Lake. One of the perks to staying at this resort is that the Pines Marina is the home to Bass Lake Watersports – a full boat rental company. Being that I am a huge water person, there was no way that I was going to let this opportunity to cruise pass! About Bass Lake Watersports Bass Lake Watersports is family owned and operated and has been in business for 20 years – so I...

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