Springtime in Vancouver & Victoria

For spring break this year we decided to take a family trip to Canada. We were looking for a destination that would have fair weather and where we could do a mix of outdoor and city activities. The flight from SFO to Vancouver is just under 2.5 hours making it an easy destination to travel to with our kiddos, plus it’s in the same time zone. We began our trip in Vancouver where we stayed for a few nights. After that we made our way to Victoria for 2 nights. Traveling with 2 little ones (3 & 5 years old) we tried to keep the itinerary flexible with plenty of wiggle room for rest and play. Since the weather was a little rainy we found some indoor activities to enjoy that we had not planned for and hope to go back again to enjoy some outdoor things that we missed.

Japan Hotel Stays

One of the most important aspects of traveling is where to stay. You always want to find the best bang for your buck and somewhere that has a good location and comfy beds. Here are some of the places that we stayed at to give you some options of where to stay. For more tips…

Tips for Japan

We recently flew our first international trip after the pandemic with a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) and chose Japan as our destination! Since there is a lot of information out there about Japan already, I’ll be compiling a list of tips to help your personal planning hopefully be easier! We chose…

Sunny Days in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is known as the “American Riviera” with its beaches, shopping, and leisure lifestyle. Not only does it have gorgeous Spanish Colonial architecture, there is much to do to keep you busy or relaxed for a nice getaway. Stay We stayed at Ramada By Wyndham Santa Barbara during our visit. We loved their beautiful…

Fried Chickens of the Bay Area

If you like food you’ve probably noticed the delicious trend of Hot Chicken Sandwiches this past year. We wanted to put together a list of all the places we’ve tried (and counting!) so you can try them too! Chickenbros Chick N’ Bro is heating it up with their delicious spicy chicken sandwiches from their food…

Wining and Dining in Paso Robles

The Paso Robles area is an upcoming area that makes for a perfect getaway from the Bay Area. Located about 3 hours south of the Bay Area, it has everything you’ll need for some fun and relaxation. We put together a guide showcasing the variety of things this area has to offer. Eat Orale Taqueria…

A Visit Back in Time: Virginia City

If you’ve ever wanted to make a visit into the past to see what it was like in America in the 1800s, Virginia City, NV is the perfect place. Located just 30 mins drive from Reno-Tahoe Airport, as you drive around the last bend you suddenly feel like you’ve traveled back in time with the…

Going Green!

Over the past years we have made small steps in our daily lives to become more aware of our impact on the planet and try to cut down on waste. Although our time on earth is not permanent, the choices that we make do make a difference to future generations. Whether it is cutting out single use plastic straws, or bringing refillable bottles along instead of using single use cups, every little thing makes a difference. Of course we aren’t perfect and occasionally kick ourselves for forgetting to bring our stainless steel boba straw along, but we are trying our best! Below are some products and changes we have made to our daily lifestyle to lessen our footprint on the planet. We hope it can spark a little change and give you some easy ideas to go green. We would love to hear what things you have done to go green as well!

Visiting Sunny San Diego

We love visiting San Diego any chance we get. There’s so much to see and do and the overall vibe is relaxing with great weather and beautiful beaches. It’s super easy to get to San Diego from the Bay Area with just an hour direct flight from any of the Bay Area airports which makes it…

A Holiday Stay in Temecula

For the Holidays, we wanted to do a small getaway with family somewhere not too far and not too crowded. Since we have family in the South, we decided Temecula would be the perfect place for a visit.

Temecula is known as the Wine Country of Southern California located an hour Southeast of LA and an hour Northeast of San Diego. Wineries fill the hillsides and a lot of history can be found in Old Town Temecula with buildings dating from the 1800s.

A Dog Friendly Visit to Northern Sonoma County with Wine Road

Whenever we travel, dog friendly hotels and places are always a priority. Our fur babies are a part of the family and we always want to bring them along with us! Wine Road  Northern Sonoma County has a variety of lodging, wineries, and restaurants that will make your doggies feel right at home.

South Lake Tahoe Guide

South Lake Tahoe in the fall is gorgeous. The weather is perfect and it is somewhat of an off-season with fewer people. When you typically think of South Lake, you probably think of the casinos and ski resorts. Those are great activities, but since we visited in the early fall, we wanted to get outdoors to enjoy mother nature.