We took our first trip to Disneyland a couple of years ago. We booked our hotel and that was about it. We showed up at the park ready for the day with big D who was then three years old. What I didn’t realize then is that you can get so much more out of your trip if you do a little bit of planning first. So when we decided to go to Disney World last year, I knew I had to do some planning beforehand. Here are the 10 essential “DOs” of planning any Disney Vacation and my one big “DON’T'”.
If you read my post last week, you are excited to plan your trip to Death Valley, but what should you do? Death Valley is huge (the largest National Park in the lower 48) and you can spend days exploring if you want to see everything. If you want to see just the top highlights you need at least 2-3 days (assuming you are staying in the park, so have less driving). Here is an ideal itinerary for Death Valley With (or Without) Kids (all distances are round trip):
Day 1: Badwater Area
Day 2: StovePipe Wells
Day 3: Northern Death Valley
I recently became obsessed with Death Valley; I had seen a few pictures on pinterest and was stunned by how beautiful it was. Despite only living 8 hours away for the last 30 years, I had never been, so it was time to plan a trip. So here is everything you need to know to know before you plan your trip to Death Valley National Park and why it is a great destination for kids.
February is here! The month of love, Black History Month, Chinese New Year, and so much more! Last year February was a pretty tough month for us (read bout it here). So we are so looking forward to a total change this year and taking part in all the great events happening this month. Read on for a listing of all the great kid0friendly events happening in February 2017 in San Francisco.
We haven’t seen rain in three years, so my bag of tricks for what to do on a rainy day is a little low. With all the recent rain, I have totally maxed out my ideas!! Browsing around the web, I found a dearth of inspiration for what to do with kids on a rainy day in San Francisco, so I thought I would share my ideas of the best rainy day activities with kids in San Francisco in hopes that some of you may share yours with me and give me some inspiration of new ideas to try.
If you haven’t been to Yosemite yet, add it to your wish list. Yosemite is hands down one of the most beautiful places in the USA! And if you haven’t been there in the winter, think about adding it to your seasonal list. Yosemite in winter, in the snow, is stunning. Not only is it beautiful, but there are no crowds!!! Here are a few pics to inspire you from a trip we took with big D when he was just 9 months old.
Updated 1.4.2016 with additional events.
After all the activity of the holidays, January is a nice relief. January always feels like a clean slate to try new activities and make a list of “must dos” for the new year. Big D has been asking to go see the Asian Art Museum (he has seen all the banners around town), so that is definitely on our list…the free bike riding clinic at the Presidio Y might also be in our future. For these and other great events in San Francisco in January, read on below:
Updated with additional events 12.08.2016
The holidays are here and there are a ton of fun events around the bay area to help get you in the mood. Here is a roundup of some of the month’s highlights:
San Francisco is an expensive place to live and having kids can be even more expensive, so who doesn’t love to save a dollar or two?! Here are my top 10 best FREE activities in San Francisco with Kids (that adults will actually like too).
We have walked by it a thousand times on our way to the California Academy of Sciences, but had not been in, until last week. I am not sure what took us so long! The San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden is a great place for kids to explore. There are waterfalls, ponds, fish to look at, bridges to climb, and amazing statues and houses to marvel at. When you get tired of wandering the beautifully maintained paths, pop into the tea house for ice cream treats (or something healthier if you prefer).