Four Reasons to Take the Kids to Disneyland This Summer

Disneyland Park in Anaheim (Courtesy Disney) When the days are longer and the temperatures are higher, many families make that journey out west to Southern California where the weather is always perfect, the beaches are glorious, and there’s unforgettable, assorted fun to be had everywhere you turn. This summer, spend a day or two at the Disneyland Resort with the kids during your family vacation … Continue reading Four Reasons to Take the Kids to Disneyland This Summer

Family-Friendly Must-Dos in Newport Beach This Summer

Newport Beach, CA (Courtesy Visit Newport Beach) Scenic coastal paths, rock-dotted sandy beaches, a quiet harbor, and golden sunsets represent everyday life in the small, affluent beachside community of Newport Beach, CA, a city where the cool modern meets that easy beach lifestyle. In this idyllic, contemporary destination in the OC, less than an hour away from the ever-busy Los Angeles, families can de-stress, unwind and … Continue reading Family-Friendly Must-Dos in Newport Beach This Summer

How to Make the Most of Your Disneyland Getaway

While it may not be as big as Orlando’s Disney World, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim is just as packed with rides and attractions for both the young and the young-at-heart. Before you go, expect that you won’t be able to see the entire park, let alone go on every single ride there, in a day. However, you would want to get your money’s worth … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Your Disneyland Getaway

First Look: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

I was lucky enough to be one of the journalists invited to preview the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood before it officially opened the next day. Here are some of the photos I took during the special Media Preview.   Continue reading First Look: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Along Baja California’s Culinary Route

Driving down Baja California, past the towering border wall and the ever-busy Tijuana, a surprisingly arresting view of the coast greets us. Miles of hazel, fog-blanketed hills gently roll down unto the foamy shores of the blue Pacific. It’s a scene reminiscent of dreamy Big Sur, perhaps just ever so slightly browner, drier and less of a reverie. Even more surprising are the houses, Mediterranean- … Continue reading Along Baja California’s Culinary Route

Hawaiian Food Sucks? Think Again!

Over a plate of Pork Belly Bao, Lobster Shumai and a gigantic bowl of Ramen, we looked at each other in amazement. This is what it’s like to eat in Hawaii? My wife and I had been warned over and over. “Enjoy getting away, love the beaches, take advantage of the slower pace but don’t expect much of the food.” While not your typical Hawaiian … Continue reading Hawaiian Food Sucks? Think Again!

Soaking Up the Sun: My Favorite Beaches in Oahu

When it comes to gorgeous beaches, the Pacific archipelago and youngest state wins. In Hawaii, you’re pretty much at the mercy of the irresistible pull of the ocean. This I can attest to, having spent a week exploring Oahu to ring in the New Year. Like every island in Hawaii, Oahu is like a patchwork of beaches – all gorgeous, all accessible to the public … Continue reading Soaking Up the Sun: My Favorite Beaches in Oahu

Insider’s Guide: Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando, Florida, theme park capital of the world, has over 10 amusement parks catering to theme park lovers and Florida vacationers in its huge metropolitan limits. But none of these are more centered on the magic and adventure of the motion pictures than Universal Orlando Resort and its two theme parks. Less than 10 miles from Downtown Orlando, the family-friendly theme park resort, currently celebrating … Continue reading Insider’s Guide: Universal Orlando Resort

16 Under the Radar Spots for Families in Mexico for 2016

Fun and busy Cabo, adventurous Riviera Maya, and thrilling Cancun. These are everyone’s go-to destinations when vacationing in Mexico, the vacation spots mostly responsible for putting the enchanting country in the top ten list of the most visited countries in the world. Yet a large part of Mexico and many of its underrated places that are just as beautiful remain undiscovered by most families. This … Continue reading 16 Under the Radar Spots for Families in Mexico for 2016

Disney Dream

Cruises aren’t our favorite way to travel, but after our wonderful experience aboard the Disney Dream, we cannot wait to do it again! Here are some of the photos from our cruise. Pre-Cruise Stay at Disney World Onboard the Disney Dream Star Wars: Millenium Falcon Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique all rights reserved. no part of this blog post may be reproduced or transmitted in any form … Continue reading Disney Dream