Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Arizona roadside attraction

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch feature

If you've ever driven along the Interstate 10 in Arizona from Phoenix to Tucson you have seen the signs for the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. Growing up in Arizona, I always wondered about this roadside attraction and considered stopping many times. Our oldest daughter has been curious about the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Arizona roadside attraction too. She chose to spend her final day of summer break last year with a family road trip to the ranch. Fall weather is bringing excellent Read More... {Read More...}

The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Tucson, Arizona

The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain feature

While we love our many road trips to Southern California, we also enjoy exploring our home state of Arizona. Tucson is a short drive from the Phoenix metro area and a city we don't explore often enough. Just before summer my husband attended a work conference at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona. Our daughters and I tagged along for a long weekend and had so much fun playing at the resort nestled in the Arizona desert. It is completely secluded and surrounded by nothing more than Read More... {Read More...}

Koloa Zipline Kauai, Hawaii

Koloa Zipline Kauai Hawaii feature

Earlier this year when we spent a week at the Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, I had no idea my favorite excursion of our Hawaiian vacation would be ziplining with my daughter. Our adventure with Koloa Zipline completely took me out of my comfort zone and was so much fun! With an upcoming visit to the Kauai Beach Villas next year, we are definitely looking forward to ziplining again! We booked our Koloa Zipline tour just a couple of days in advance. We were staying on the opposite Read More... {Read More...}

Kauai Beach Villas Hawaii Family Vacation Giveaway

Kauai Beach Villas vacation giveaway feature

Several months ago we visited beautiful Kauai, Hawaii and had the most amazing week long family vacation. We travel often and have visited Hawaii several times but this visit was surely our best. We went ziplining, snorkeling, boating, exploring beaches and even hula'd at a Luau. In just one short week our family fell in love with the Hawaiian island of Kauai. During our final day with time to explore Kauai, we visited the Kauai Beach Villas. We are so happy we did because we are planning a Read More... {Read More...}

Tips for Picking Strawberries, Carlsbad, California Family Travel

Tips for Picking Strawberries Carlsbad California featured

We visit Carlsbad, California frequently and each year we look forward to picking strawberries at the U-Pick Carlsbad Strawberry Company. It's a can't miss stop if you're in the area. The visit makes for a great family day and through the years we have found tips to improve the experience and make it great for everyone. This year was our baby's first time experiencing strawberry picking in Carlsbad and she loved finding the prettiest and most ripe strawberries with her big sister. These tips for Read More... {Read More...}

Tips for visiting SeaWorld with young children

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Our family visits SeaWorld more than any other of our frequented attractions or theme parks. We are about a six hour drive away from San Diego and find ourselves there a couple of times each season. Our seven year old daughter was just a baby during her first visit and we have watched her great knowledge of the oceans and marine animals mature with every park visit. We started the process again with our second baby's first visit at just four months old last year. I receive emails all year long Read More... {Read More...}