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

8 Reasons to Spend Your Family Vacation at Boca Raton Resort & Club

Boca Raton Resort & Club exterior and pool (Courtesy Waldorf Astoria) On Florida’s eastern coast not far from Miami is Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Southern luxury escape that presents an idyllic setting frequented by families and other patrons since the latter part of the Twenties. Not far from Florida’s major destinations but far enough to be pleasantly secluded, it’s the perfect option if you’re looking … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Spend Your Family Vacation at Boca Raton Resort & Club

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

Visiting Japan with the Kids

Japan countryside (Flickr: Moyan Brenn) One of the best things about traveling with the family is having opportunity to experience new cultures and explore different lands, and Japan is perhaps one of the most kid-friendly destinations for it. When the kids are old enough and ready to venture out of the country, this small island nation in Asia offers picturesque gardens and temples, vibrant metropolitan attractions, … Continue reading Visiting Japan with the Kids

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

Hotel Review: Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Why Go: Go back in time and find out what it was like living in the 60s at Universal Resort Orlando’s family-friendly Cabana Bay Beach Resort, where the retro cool style of Mad Men meets the fun, futuristic utopia of The Jetsons. The latest onsite hotel addition to one of the most popular theme park resorts in the world is perfect for families with a … Continue reading Hotel Review: Cabana Bay Beach Resort

5 Places to Go If You Love Mexico

Mexico holds a special place for anyone who’s made the trek south of the border. There’s the history, pre-Colombian and post, the beautiful beaches and the natural wonders. There’s the food, the all-inclusive resorts, and, always a factor for vacation, the affordability. Mexico does not, however, hold a monopoly on these features and, if you’re looking for something just a little different, here are 5 … Continue reading 5 Places to Go If You Love Mexico

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!