Family travel

Williamsburg’s Busch Gardens Offers a Californian Something to Write Home About

There’s a lot of ballyhoo about Southern California theme parks being the best in the nation, but as an Los Angeles replant and frequent visitor to all the usual suspects (Disneyland, California Adventures, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, Six Flags, etc.,) I believe Busch Gardens  in Williamsburg, Virginia, can hold its own against the park super powers. Ride [...]

By | 2014-07-22T23:29:58+00:00 July 22nd, 2014|Family travel|0 Comments

Families in the Desert – October 26-28

Families in the Desert is a unique experience that brings together families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents from across the West Coast and beyond for a weekend getaway. The event is designed to offer LGBT parents and their children the chance to celebrate their diversity, connect with their community, and join in conversations [...]

By | 2012-09-14T10:54:36+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Family, Family travel|0 Comments

Disney on a Dime in Time: Getting the Most from Your Disneyland Visit

A trip to Disneyland can be expensive, with the lowest price SoCal resident one-day, one-park ticket starting at $81 for kids 3-9 years old.  Admission is only one expense.  There’s gas, meals, snacks and souvenirs, and if you plan to stay overnight, the cost of a hotel.  In order to truly enjoy your visit and [...]

By | 2012-05-28T12:06:01+00:00 May 28th, 2012|Family travel|0 Comments

Families Get Star Treatment at Paradise Point Resort and Spa

Beach, Sunshine, Action!   It makes sense that a Hollywood director conceived of Paradise Point Resort & Spa in Mission Bay.  The movie set-like gorgeous landscape, the private island appeal where VIPs can escape their public, the world-class amenities and the nearby location to LA all lend themselves to a celebrity worthy getaway.  Yet this [...]

By | 2012-05-21T12:49:09+00:00 May 21st, 2012|Family travel|0 Comments

Hello Again Ojai: A Ventura County Escape Stands the Test of Time

The Arcade on Ojai Avenue offers quaint shops and restaurants It was my third trip to Ojai in five years, and delightfully, not much has changed.  This adorable town of about 8,000, nestled in the Ojai valley, seems to have escaped the shuttering of independent shops and eateries that has plagued LA.  Surely [...]

By | 2012-05-07T11:31:21+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Family travel|0 Comments