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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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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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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