Family Adventure in Costa Rica: Stay at Si Como No Resort, Spa and Wildlife Refuge!

Aerial view of the swimming pool with watersilde, Si Como No hotel in Costa Rica

    Have you ever been to Costa Rica? If you haven’t YOU MUST add this country to your bucket list! I have written about my travels to Costa Rica, why you should take your family, a zip line adventure in San Luis, and some stunning photos of Manuel Antonio, one of the top beach tourist areas. […]

10 Photos of CARS LAND At Night, Disney’s California Adventure Park

Get your kicks on Route 66, Carsland, Disney's California Adventure

Fan of Disney’s CARS animated movie franchise?     If so, it’s an absolute MUST that you visit Disney’s California Adventure, the home of CARSLAND! Once you step in, you are immersed in the essence of the CARS movies, the whole area is a spitting image full of details and Disney fun! I shared the […]

85 Family Friendly Things to Do This Summer in San Diego, California

View of Pebble Beach, California, 17 Mile Drive

  Are you taking a family vacation to San Diego this year? Or just passing through? Maybe you’re a Southern California resident? I am sure you’ll be looking for things to do while you’re here, there is so much to experience! Born and raised in San Diego, and now enjoying the city with my kids, I consider […]

Summer Nights: Brazilian Fun and Food at the Bahia Carnaval!

sunset over the bay, Bahia Hotel, San Diego

Looking for some family fun things to do in San Diego this summer?     If you live here, or are traveling to San Diego this summer, Bahia Carnaval it is! Set at the beautiful Bahia Hotel on Mission Bay, guests take part in a wonderful night time event, every Thursday night this summer. No need […]

Family Game Night with Hasbro, Toys R Us & Duracell! {Giveaway}


  My husband and I are big fans of board games. We used to play all the time, just the two of us. We love getting together with friends to play Hasbro’s Taboo—it’s impossible not to have fun while playing that! Since our boys came along, we’ve gotten out of the habit, and I miss […]

Summer Family Fun: We’re Going To Camp Snoopy at Knott’s!

Camp Snoopy Charlie Brown Kite Flyer

  We’re going to Knott’s Berry Farm! My family has been invited to a special media day to experience all of the fun summer entertainment, rides, and all things SNOOPY!  I haven’t been to Knott’s Berry Farm since I was a child and I know that things have changed, so I am excited to see […]

5 Reasons My Kids Are Going To LOVE The Boxtrolls Movie! #TheBoxtrolls


  So I learned that a new, exciting family animated film is coming out: The Boxtrolls. My first thought: “Ok, what is a Boxtroll?” I really had no idea what to think about it, until I watched the trailer with my kids. As of now, they are super excited to see the movie, and I am too! […]

Behind The Scenes: Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2 Animated Movie #HTTYD2

How To Train Your Dragon 2

  Our family is super excited for the release of the new animated film How to Train Your Dragon 2! Dreamworks has been hard at work to present the second installment of the How To Train Your Dragon series. I was thrilled to catch an exclusive prescreening and also get a hands on behind the scenes look […]

Should You Take Your Kids To See MALEFICENT?

Disney's MALEFICENT movie, 2014

    Ok, so I took my 7 year old to go see an advanced screening MALEFICENT this week, courtesy of Disney. I told my mom that we were going and she said, “Oh my isn’t that a little dark for him?”     I get it, the trailers and promos and such do look […]

A Night Under The Stars: San Diego Jazz Fest This Memorial Day Weekend!

maxwell at the San Diego jazz festival, 2014

By Guest Writer Laurina S.   I am so excited to go to the second annual Payne Pest Management San Diego Jazz Festival ( this Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25, 2014) at the luxurious Omni Resort in La Costa! The 2014 festival will feature performances by a great group of contemporary jazz and R&B stars. […]