Zion National Park Tips

Written in collaboration with Kampgrounds of America aka KOA. Opinions are our own. We have made Father’s Day Week our annual camping trip for the last three years. We have found that it is a nice way to kick off the summer right when school ends, and the national parks are not yet overcrowded. We think it’s because everyone is saving up their vacation for 4th of July which is only a couple of weeks away. It’s always better with friends and family, but it requires more planning and doesn’t always work out because of scheduling conflicts. This year we visited Zion National Park in Utah, because it was highly … READ MORE >>

FREE Kids Fishing Derby – Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley!

Have you taken the kids fishing? Not sure if they will love it? Well, take the family and try it for FREE at the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at Mile Square Regional Park on Saturday, March 2nd! We went a few years ago and had a great time. Register for the free event from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and enjoy the derby from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It gets really packed really fast so you’ll want to come early to claim a good spot. The North Lake will be stocked with more than 1,000 trout and catfish for the derby, and there will be a limited amount of fishing rods available for loan. Participants … READ MORE >>

OC Parks Monarch Butterfly Day

Monarch Butterfly Day – FREE EVENT

UPDATED Come learn about monarch butterflies in their natural habitat at OC Park’s 10th annual Monarch Butterfly Day onSaturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.! Held at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, this free event invites families (or anyone that wants to learn) get a close-up look inside a netted butterfly enclosure, and you’ll also learn about the plants that attract them. Butterfly experts will be on-site to answer questions and provide educational fun facts about the life and transformation of these beautiful creatures. Additional activities include interpretive programs, children’s crafts, face painting, a balloon artist, and food available for purchase. This event is recommended for outdoor enthusiasts and children … READ MORE >>

Landscape Structures Inclusive Playground for All Abilities


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This post was sponsored by Landscape Structures as part of a Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. If you and your kids love playgrounds because your kids have all this energy they need to burn, I get it! They need to stay active or they’ll drive us crazy. It’s a good thing too, because they are getting exercise and they’re working on their gross motor skills. But have you been to an Inclusive Playground by Landscape Structures? There is one in Orange County called BOX CANYON PARK, and it’s located in Yorba Linda. We visited it recently and there are so many … READ MORE >>

GoRving Thousand Trails – Yosemite Lakes RV Resort

Post written by me for Go RVing and Thousand Trails. All opinions are my own. Right now my kids are enjoying their camping adventures. They think it’s really fun to stay in a tent, go fishing, play in the streams with other children, make bonfire s’mores and walk around with flashlights. We’ve only tried tent camping, and I have heard once you go RV’ing, you might not go back to tent camping. This year for Father’s Day Week we visited Yosemite National Park and had an opportunity to stay in one of the park model RVs at YOSEMITE LAKES RV RESORT which is a Thousand Trails destination. (Park model RVs … READ MORE >>

Camping: Meal Planning Tips for Large Groups

Meal Planning was a big part of our experience at Yosemite National Park. You might have seen some of the fun things we served across our social feeds. When you’re going with a large group, prior planning is necessary so that you are not only sharing the cost, but you’re feeding everyone in a timely manner and you’re not wasting food either. You can get as creative as you’d like and most everyone (since they are hungry) will try it. I couldn’t ask for a better group to do this with, and it all came out so good. When everyone do their part, it comes out beautifully. Meal Planning Group … READ MORE >>

OC Parks 2018 Summer Concert + Sunset Cinema Film Series

The 2018 OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema Film Series schedule has been released! Enjoy summer nights at the parks with free concerts and movie screenings with family and friends. All events will include free parking with food and drink available for purchase. You’ll want to pack things like your own beach chairs that recline or a picnic blanket to sit on. There are (10) free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings, June 21 – August 23 from 5 – 8 pm, and (14) free movie screenings June 16 – September 14. You can view the schedule below to start saving the dates! “We are thrilled to bring so much entertainment to the community this … READ MORE >>

Dennys LA Zoo Lights

Los Angeles Zoo Lights Coupon!

Returning for their fourth year, the L.A. ZOO LIGHTS are back for the holidays lighting up the nights at the Los Angeles Zoo with thousands of LED lights, a disco ball forest, glittering twinkle tunnel, 3D animated projections and more! It won USA Today‘s “10 Best Zoo Lights” honors in 2015 and 2016 – and was nominated again for 2017. New this year is a dynamic, musical holiday tree experience, a re-imagined water show, a glittering “North Pole” setting for Santa photos (available on select nights), glowing “Northern Lights” featuring animal constellations that come to life, and an all-new “Wild Wonderland” finale spotlighting endangered and vulnerable species.     “L.A. … READ MORE >>