The Catalina Casino
Apr26

The Catalina Casino

Standing tall and proud on the shoulder of Catalina Island marking the edge of Avalon sits the Catalina Casino. A perfectly pretty structure on the corner of the harbor that stands an impressive 11 stories high with a glamorous ballroom, breathtaking views, incredible foods and working movie theater; the Catalina Casino has been a destination for romantic escapes and fun for couples for generations. What is The Catalina Casino? Before...

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5 Things I Learned About My Daughter At Catalina Island Aerial Adventure
Apr23

5 Things I Learned About My Daughter At Catalina Island Aerial Adventure

Recently we took a Mother Daughter Trip to Catalina Island that was filled with adventure, bonding and awakening. It was absolutely incredible. On our second morning there, the sun came out, we had a great breakfast at Pavilion Hotel, had a beautiful walk past the Casino and the Descanso Beach club and arrived at The Catalina Island Aerial Adventure Rope Course. We were so excited to experience their five self-guided, self-paced...

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The Avalon Grille on Catalina Island
Apr21

The Avalon Grille on Catalina Island

Located in the heart of Avalon, with incredible harbor views, sits a trendy restaurant serving delicious American cuisine. On our recent Mother Daughter Trip to Catalina Island, we chose this to be our first dinner spot! We chose to eat at Avalon Grille because of their prime, central, location, excellent menu and we had heard it is one of the best restaurants in Avalon! We were super excited to try it! It was just a short 2 minute...

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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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