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A Huntington Beach Getaway at the Hyatt Regency

My son and I took a road trip adventure along the Southern California coast, starting in Hollywood and Pasadena and ending in San Diego. En-route to San Diego (and our whale watching experience) we stopped in Huntington Beach, one of my favourite coastal cities, and the Regency Hyatt. […]

Enter the World of Hello Kitty at Universal Orlando

From Minions and the Simpsons to magical world of wizardry, Universal Orlando has a way of brining these fantasy characters to life for guests. Now, to the squeals of glee from my daughters, Hello Kitty joins in on the fun. […]

Grabbing a Bite in Old Pasadena

Before planning my trip to Southern California with my son, I would never have given Pasadena much thought. Most people probably know it for the Rose Bowl and its vicinity to Hollywood and Universal Studios but as we discovered, Pasadena can stand as its own destination. During our brief stay we had a chance to experience the foodie side of the city. […]

Hanging Out with Barbie in Downtown Montreal

Many of my childhood hours were spent playing with Barbie and her friends, living out my career (and wardrobe) fantasies. Over the years, outfit styles have changed, even Barbie herself has evolved with the times. Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or you have a mini Barbie fan in your family, a trip to Montreal calls for a visit to the Barbie Expo. […]

Whale Watching off California’s Dana Point

Sea life has a way of fascinating kids but as they get older, visits to the aquarium may not produce the same awestruck response. When traveling out to Southern California with my eleven year old son, we decided to go bigger, as in an ocean bigger. […]

Vlog 009: Road Trip Driving on My Own

It’s been awhile since I’ve added a new vlog but a recent California adventure with my son brought on some unexpected anxieties that almost put the trip in jeopardy. Have you ever noticed it’s easier to give advice to your kids than to follow it yourself? […]

6 Travel Games from the 2016 Toy Fair

Technology can come in handy when traveling with kids if used in moderation. Our own Family Game Time blogger even shared a few apps that siblings can play together on one tablet. But distraction and fun can be had without the use of devices. Visiting this year’s Toy Fair in New York City I discovered a few toys perfect to pack in your carry-on bag or stow in the backseat for your family road trip. […]

5 Ways to Enjoy Maui Like a Local

Some family vacations are all about sitting by the pool, a little room service and never leaving the resort property. We all need vacations like that every once in awhile. Some family vacations are all about experiencing the area you’re visiting. That was our plan when visiting Maui; we wanted to be part of the community and live a little like the locals. Here are 5 ways you can enjoy a little local flare too. […]

February 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Take a Moment for Tea at the Windsor Arms Tea Room

Perhaps it’s my obsession with British dramas or my love of tea but the idea of high tea has great appeal to me. Stopping in the middle of the day to sit and sip and nibble and talk. It seems like something done only by ladies with too much free time. But everyone can enjoy an afternoon tea break and the Windsor Arms Hotel offers the perfect backdrop. […]

How to Get Your Free Day at Universal Orlando

When planning a family vacation, we’re always looking to extend our travel dollars, from avoiding expensive souvenirs at the theme park or opting for a vacation rental over a hotel. Universal Orlando has announced an offer to help you extend your playtime at their Florida theme park. […]