Tips for Picking Strawberries, Carlsbad, California Family Travel

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

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...}

Westward Look Resort Tucson, Arizona

I grew up in a small mining town in Arizona and spent many school vacations and weekends camping with my family. My dad taught my brothers and I to appreciate and respect the desert. Although my husband and I do not camp with our daughters, we do take frequent day trips to explore Arizona and teach our daughters about my home state. The Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Arizona invited my family for a complimentary stay over Memorial Day weekend. We loved the opportunity to experience Read More... {Read More...}

Lexus RX 450h Let’s Go Places

Work, errands, kids activities, play dates, errands, kids activities, work, kids activities - does this sound like your normal weekly routine? Appearing to have an intentional organized schedule and routine takes a great effort. Most days I'm running from one activity to the next and feel there's never enough time to get everything on my list done. Efficiency is critical so when Lexus asked me if we would like to drive a new Lexus RX 450h for a week, I instantly replied with a, "yes, Read More... {Read More...}

Snorkel Tips for Kids

We planned our visit to Kauai, Hawaii with ResorTime for several months prior to the family vacation. We knew we would be attending the Na Pali Coast Snorkel Tour with Holo Holo Charters and with the abundant marine life in the Hawaiian waters, wanted to be fully prepared for many snorkeling adventures on our own too. Our seven year old daughter had never snorkeled in the open ocean so we sought out tips from a favorite marine biologist friend. In addition to basic snorkeling Read More... {Read More...}

Hanalei Bay Resort, Hawaii Family Travel

Our sponsored family visit with ResorTime to Kauai, Hawaii was seven full days of relaxing and exploring the beautiful island. Our time was occupied with many adventures including snorkeling, cruising the Na Pali Coast with Holo Holo Charters, the Smith Family Garden Luau, and so much more. We stayed at the Hanalei Bay Resort and much of our time was spent in the pool and playing on the Hanalei Bay beach.  Opening our patio doors each morning to see the sun Read More... {Read More...}

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ Family Travel

Growing up in Arizona, I spent many weekends and school vacations hiking and camping with my family. Exploring the desert was a favorite activity and my dad enjoyed teaching my brothers and I about Arizona wildlife. We recently spent Memorial Day weekend in Tucson for a sponsored travel opportunity at the Westward Look Resort. During our three day stay we took a short drive from the resort to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The museum offers great views of the desert with many Read More... {Read More...}

Na Pali Coast Snorkel Tour from Hanalei Bay, Hawaii Family Travel

During our sponsored family visit to Kauai, Hawaii with ResorTime, we were invited on a complimentary Na Pali Coast Snorkel Tour from Hanalei Bay with Holo Holo Charters. Because of my daughter's new love for snorkeling with her dad, she chose to attend with my husband while I stayed behind at the resort with our baby. They had an amazing time and I'm looking forward to another Kauai visit so I can accompany her on a snorkeling adventure. Like most days in Kauai, it started with Read More... {Read More...}

Makai Club Resort Kauai, Hawaii family vacation giveaway

Our family vacation to Kauai, Hawaii as part of a sponsored travel opportunity with ResorTime was incredible. We did everything from cruising the Na Pali Coast with Holo Holo Charters to exploring local towns and snorkeling with turtles. We stayed at the Hanalei Bay Resort for our full visit but also had the opportunity to tour several other Kauai ResorTime properties. The Makai Club Resort was just a short 10 minute drive away. While my husband and seven Read More... {Read More...}

Free Printable Child Dive Log

Our family recently traveled to Kauai, Hawaii with ResorTime. We were invited to a complimentary stay at the Hanalei Bay Resort for an entire week and our adventures included a long list of diverse activities. We visited many different beaches and my seven year old daughter discovered the joys of snorkeling in the beautiful clear water full of marine life. At the suggestion of a favorite marine biologist friend, I made her a child dive log so she could accurately document her Read More... {Read More...}