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…

Bodega Bay Getaway

When it heats up in the Bay we love to head up North. Bodega Bay is the perfect getaway to recharge for a few days. The beaches are usually cool and the town is full of delicious eats and beautiful sights. Although it is a small town (less than 1,000 residents!) there is plenty to…

Morgan Winery: Organic & Sustainable Wines

A glass of Morgan Winery wine never disappoints. Morgan Winery is located in Carmel’s Santa Lucia Highlands and focuses on organic and sustainable farming while at the same time staying innovative in the wine making process. We love their pinots, they are extremely well balanced and are superb to open right away or save for a special occasion. Their bottles are perfect for enjoying with a summer meal, al fresco!

Relaxing in Paradise: Oahu, Hawaii

When you’re looking for a warm, relaxing getaway from the Bay Area, Hawaii should be your top choice! If you’re on the lookout, prices can be as low as $350 round trip for direct flights from any of the Bay Area airports (San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose). We took advantage of one of these…

Family Ski Trip to Banff and Lake Louise

We visited Banff National Park in Canada a couple of summers ago and fell in love with the nature and landscape. Being avid skiers, we knew we had to make a trip back to experience their amazing ski terrain and to see the park in the wintertime.

Baby Nora’s First Trip to Maui

After a few months postpartum, I was starting to get antsy to travel again. With no upcoming tips planned (a rarity for me), an amazing airline deal to Maui appeared! On a whim my mom and I booked my baby’s first airline trip! Even more amazing, babies under two fly free (on your lap) on all airlines. I knew traveling with a baby would be a big adjustment and challenging, but it was certainly worth it. She loved seeing new sights and swimming for the first time. New experiences for the baby and a travel adventure for me!

Babymoon to Scottsdale, Sedona and Page Arizona

Sedona has been on my list of places to go for some time. So when planning our last trip before the baby comes (a.k.a. babymoon) we decided to go for it. Most people plan babymoons in relaxing, tropical locations. I, on the other hand, can never sit still for too long. Spending all day on the beach didn’t sound adventurous enough for me. Even though we weren’t able to do the more challenging hikes, Sedona and Page offer shorter excursions with beautiful views.

A Weekend Getaway to Goleta, California

We recently had the pleasure of visiting the seaside town of Goleta. It’s an easy drive from the Bay Area, perfect for a weekend getaway. Located minutes from Santa Barbara, it has it has a charm and laid back vibe all it’s own. Goleta is famous for it’s lemon orchards and roots in the agriculture…

Exploring the Tri Valley Area

Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and Danville make up what is known as Tri Valley. It’s an excellent getaway for food and wine lovers without breaking the bank.