10 Things to do at Universal Studios Hollywood with a Toddler

Our oldest daughter is currently obsessed with Harry Potter so planning a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood during our spring break road trip was exciting. She is eight years old and doesn't remember the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter during our family visit to Universal Orlando many years ago. We knew she would have fun at Universal Hollywood but were unsure of the activities appropriate for her almost two year old little sister. Our day spent at the park was awesome and we had no problem Read More... {Read More...}

SeaWorld’s Magic Weekends

This year's spring break visit to SeaWorld San Diego was extra special because we were there during SeaWorld's Magic Weekends. Every weekend in March features different illusionists and magic themed fun in the park. The headliner talents perform 25-30 minute shows, included with your park admission, at the Mission Bay Theater in the park. The weekend we visited featured Michael Grandinetti, an illusionist that has also been seen on NBC, Entertainment Tonight, ESPN and more. Our Read More... {Read More...}

Family Road Trip Data

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Christmas at SeaWorld with Rudolph and Friends

This year Christmas at SeaWorld has a fun new addition - all your favorite characters from the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer film. We have attended Christmas at SeaWorld for the past several years and while they have all been awesome, this year certainly is at the top of the family favorite list. We were invited to attend the media party but also visited the park a couple of more times that weekend to make sure we soaked up all that Rudolph holiday goodness.  You'll find all Read More... {Read More...}

Koloa Zipline Kauai, Hawaii

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...}

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...}