Exploring the Monkey Kingdom Los Angeles Zoo

Exploring the #MonkeyKingdom at the LA Zoo

My Avengers Press Trip to Los Angeles last week included a screening of the new Disneynature film Monkey Kingdom. Afterwards we headed to the LA Zoo to visit the monkeys and their primate cousins. Naturally I brought Maya, the heroine of Monkey Kingdom with me. We saw quite a few animals during our tour including hippos, elephants and their new…

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Medieval Times Royal Family

Our Medieval Times Adventure

We had the opportunity to check out Medieval Times in Buena Park over fall break.  It was a new experience for all of us, although Peter and I had our own preconceived ideas about Medieval Times. It seemed like a really silly thing to do but we wanted to break away from our typical California adventure and try a few new things….

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Arizona Road Trip ideas

Arizona Road Trip Ideas

Growing up in Tucson, I assumed that everyone celebrated Rodeo days with a 4 day weekend at the end of February. I didn’t realize until later that Rodeo Break is a Tucson thing, a sweet little extra break for Tucson kids. As a travel lover, I love that it gives us a chance to take a quick trip when no…

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Skywalker Ranch Main House

Strange Magic Skywalker Ranch Tour #StrangeMagicEvent

Touring Walt Disney’s Los Feliz home last fall was one of the coolest places I’ve ever seen. Earlier this week, I managed to tie that experience when I toured Skywalker Ranch. Skywalker Ranch is the headquarters for Lucasfilm and Skywalker Sound, located 40 minutes north of San Fransisco. George Lucas wanted a retreat for film makers to create outside of the Los Angeles Studio…

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Legoland California tips

LEGOLAND California Tips

My boys love LEGOLAND California. We’ve been several times over the past few years and have learned a few things in the process. Today I am sharing a few tips to help make your trip to LEGOLAND more fun. 1. Shop Early Or Else… Seriously do NOT wait until the end of the day to shop at the gift shop….

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All king beds at West Inn and Suites

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at the West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad

We headed back to Carlsbad over fall break to visit LEGOLAND again. Our boys are at the perfect age to enjoy LEGOLAND (4 and 7) and are big LEGO fans. On our last visit, we stayed at the LEGOLAND hotel right next to the park which was fun but not ideal. The location is great but the rooms are pretty pricey…

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Northern Lights Norway Cruise #hurtigruten

Thank you to Hurtigruten for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try check something off my bucket list! Let’s talk bucket lists a little bit. My own bucket list is definitely travel heavy, although I do need to update it because I’ve had quite a few adventures this year. It’s time to cross a few things off and had a…

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Cowboy and Cowgirl Blazin' M Ranch

Cowboy Fun in Cottonwood Arizona

The Blazin’ M Ranch is a dining and entertainment venue located in Cottonwood, Arizona. We had a chance to experience the cowboy fun back in August during our trip to Sedona. The ranch was about 20  minutes away from our hotel, the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa, making it a convenient evening activity. We arrived about an hour before the dinner…

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A Tour Through Walt Disney’s House #DisneyInHomeEvent

Have you ever had the opportunity to experience something really cool, something you’d never expect to do? Last week it happened to me! The first event during my #VeryBadDayEvent trip was a tour through Walt Disney’s house. Earlier this year I took the Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps tour and got a chance to see inside Walt Disney’s private apartment above…

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7 Reasons You should attend mickey's halloween party

7 Reasons You Should Attend Mickey’s Halloween Party

Last year’s Halloween adventure at Disneyland, including Mickey’s Halloween party, was one of my favorite adventures of 2013! We almost always go to Disneyland during the fall because both Peter and Quinn’s birthdays are in late September.  Two years ago we attended our first Mickey’s Halloween Party and it was awesome. Here’s why I’d love to go back every year. #1…

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