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Great America Discount Tickets! Family Fun For Everyone!

One thing we love doing during school breaks is enjoying family travel and activities like Great America. Do you enjoy theme parks and rides? You might remember when we shared our trip to Great America in Santa Clara, California. If you don’t r...
by Dear Creatives on Jul 28, 2016

Carmel California And Hofsas House Hotel Stay

Today I just thought I’d share a few more photos from our trip to Carmel, Ca. It’s hard to believe that summer is flying by and this Carmel trip was almost a month ago. I’m already planning a few more mini trips this summer....
by Dear Creatives on Jul 26, 2016

California State Fair Buy One, Get One Free Tickets Online Offer!

Hey all my California friends it’s California State Fair time! If you’ve been missing out take note! I have a twofer for you today! We all love twofers especially when you and a friend want to go to the fair. Or if have a bigger grou...
by Dear Creatives on Jul 19, 2016

Weekender Style Guide Summer Must Haves!

Today I’m sharing an weekender style guide. Yes, we have a few overnighters planned for this summer! We couldn’t be more excited to spend a little time on the road. What about you? What travel plans do you have? Honestly, I was hopin...
by Dear Creatives on May 31, 2016

San Diego Zoo – The World’s Best?

When my daughter and I headed to San Diego recently to visit family,  I took a quick poll in a few travel blogger communities and asked the question that every parent traveling with their child seems to ask: What should we do? Do I take her to Sea...
by The Traveluster on Apr 21, 2016

5 Tips for Enjoying a Staycation on a Budget

A few weeks ago, our family headed down to Southern California for a much needed staycation. We only took half of our crew (3 of our 6 kids) this time around, but after our experience with Extended Stay America, we would definitely do it again with a...
by The Mommy-Files on Apr 10, 2016

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

There are plenty of botanical gardens in California that have a national or even international reputation. Beyond that there is another layer of regional gardens that may not have the same name recognition but are often just as exciting. Case in poin...
by Bamboo and More on Apr 4, 2016

5 Things: Lake Tahoe (Winter Edition)

In “5 Things,” I’ll ask some of my favorite bloggers in cities all over the country to share insider travel tips on where to eat, shop, stay, and play in their neighborhoods (plus, what to pack to make the adventure complete). This week, Domoni...
by Hither and Thither on Dec 11, 2015

Knott’s Merry Farm Holiday Event

Can you believe how close Christmas is? It’s my favorite time of the year! I love the lights, songs, and general feeling of happiness and love that goes with it! This year, Frank and I will be taking our 6 kids to check out Knott’s Merry...
by The Mommy-Files on Oct 30, 2015

Local Daytrip: Guide to Apple Hill

Although we’ve come to look forward to visiting Apple Hill each fall to welcome the season, with Aron usually taking a half-day off to ensure we can go midweek and avoid the weekend crowds, I’ve always wished we could have an insider&#...
by Hither and Thither on Oct 26, 2015

Top 10 Things to do in Carlsbad (Besides Visit Legoland!)

Carlsbad stretches along a 7-mile stretch of Pacific coastline and is most notably known as the home of  Legoland. While the theme park is the most famous Carlsbad tourist attraction, did you know this quaint  seaside town — The Village by the...
by 52Perfectdays on Oct 12, 2015

Road Trip along the Pacific Coast Highway

If you are a road tripper like me or simply enjoy travelling, the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) or the California State Route 1 is the quintessential road trip. The PCH features more pit stops and activities that you could possibly... Continue Reading...
by thevagabondwayfarer on Oct 3, 2015

Summer Days & Swimming Holes

NPR’s All Things Considered just introduced a new series where they will be taking listeners to some of the best swimming holes in the country during the month of August. The first stop? That quarry in Dorset, Vermont, where Aron and I stopped...
by Hither and Thither on Aug 10, 2015

San Francisco: Outer Sunset Guide

You’ve been to the Ferry Building, ridden a Cable Car, and walked across the Golden Gate Bridge, and you’re looking to spend a day getting to know San Francisco a little better: Head to Outer Sunset. The Westernmost parts of San Francisco...
by Hither and Thither on Jul 22, 2015

Balboa Island

Have you ever been to Balboa Island in Newport Beach? When I was growing up—in Long Beach, CA—we would frequently drive down the Pacific Coast Highway to go to dinner at the Spaghetti Factory and then get in the line for the auto ferry which woul...
by Hither and Thither on Jun 9, 2015

Visiting Griffith Observatory #TravelBlogger #Hollywood #California

Visiting Griffith Observatory was one of the highlights of our recent trips to Los Angeles. Known as Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetari...
by Everyday Life on Jun 4, 2015

5 Things: A Travel Guide to Western San Francisco

In “5 Things,” I’ll ask some of my favorite bloggers in cities all over the country to share insider travel tips on where to eat, shop, stay, and play in their neighborhoods (plus, what to pack to make the adventure complete). This...
by Hither and Thither on Jun 3, 2015

48 Hours in Big Sur

Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places in California—if not anywhere. The rugged, isolated stretch of Highway 1 runs between redwood groves and rocky shores, an ocean teeming with life, for the 90 miles between Carmel and San Simeon. There are...
by Hither and Thither on May 18, 2015

Bamboos at the San Diego Botanic Garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) has the largest public bamboo collection in the United States, comprising 121 taxa from Asia, South Africa and even Africa. In January 2014, it received accreditation by the North American Plant Collections Consort...
by Bamboo and More on Apr 10, 2015

Quick tour of the San Diego Botanic Garden

At 37 acres, the San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) isn’t immense but it still takes time to explore the 30+ distinct gardens that are accessible via four miles of trails. Since we only had half a day, we had to prioritize and ended up skipping the ar...
by Bamboo and More on Apr 9, 2015


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