DIY Travel Craft Sticks

DIY Travel Activity Craft Sticks

When I started packing for our Chicago trip, I pulled out the boys matching Star Wars backpacks to use as their carry ons. I wanted them to have a few essentials for comfort and entertainment. My first attempt resulted in backpacks weighing 8 lbs, unfortunately the bulk of it was from our Travel Activity Trays. read more »

4 Places for Dinosaur Fun in North Dakota

Dinosaur Fun in North Dakota

Thanks to North Dakota for sponsoring today’s travel idea! Recently the North Dakota tourism office asked me to share with you why we’d love to visit someday. While North Dakota offers a wide variety of fun things to do from historic sites to outdoor activities, I chose to focus on all the dinosaur fun you read more »

5 Things We Always Bring on a Disney Trip

5 things we always bring on a Disney trip: Tips from a Disney Insider!

I try not to overpack but you really do need more than just clothing when you head to Disney. Unless of course you’re rich and can just blow extra money on random stuff. Here are 5 things we always bring on a Disney trip (and you should too!). Your wallet will thank me. 1. Food read more »

Unique Ways to Watch Fireworks at Walt Disney World

Fireworks at Walt Disney World

It’s a little crazy but I was at Disney World twice in under a month. I’ve had a very busy spring. As part of both trips, one for my Traveling Mom retreat and the other for DisneySMMC, I had the opportunity to experience fireworks at Walt Disney World in special ways.  I thought I’d share read more »

Exploring the #MonkeyKingdom at the LA Zoo

Exploring the Monkey Kingdom Los Angeles 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 read more »

Our Medieval Times Adventure

Medieval Times Royal Family

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 read more »

Easy DIY Disney Autograph Books


When we headed to Disneyland last fall, our trip was full of many firsts for our family – including our first experience with Mickey’s Halloween Party! Another first we experienced with the boys was getting Disney character autographs!  You can buy autograph books in the park, order custom ones from etsy or make your own! read more »

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 read more »

Strange Magic Skywalker Ranch Tour #StrangeMagicEvent

Skywalker Ranch Main House

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 read more »

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 read more »