Travel Articles

LEGOLAND California: Guide to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

This year LEGOLAND California Resort transforms into a monster mash bash for the ultimate family fun during its Halloween celebration. Presented by Disguise Costumes, Brick-or-Treat Party Nights Halloween celebration, takes place every Saturday night starting Sept. 29th and through the month of October (Oct. 6, 13, 20, & 27) at 5 pm with more Park fun after dark! Guests can visit 16 Treat Stations, collect specialty items such as LEGO commemorative brick, LEGO Life Magazine containing a special gift, and enjoy a bonus treat station inside SEA LIFE aquarium! Brick-or-Treat nights are extremely popular! Plan ahead and get all of the details of the event in advance by downloading the LEGOLAND app! 2018 Activities New this year, Frankenbrick’s Lab, … READ MORE

Living Desert Zoo Botanical Garden Palm Springs

Ever wonder what animals and plants can survive in the desert’s harsh conditions? If you’re passing through Palm Springs, you’ll want to stop to check out THE LIVING DESERT Zoo & Botanical Garden. We were pleasantly surprised how nice the Zoo is there. The Zoo is broken up into two regions – Northern America and Africa. We only had time to visit one of the region so we picked Africa. We saw animals like zebras, cheetahs, gazelles, warthogs, camels, hyenas, leopards, and ostriches. The Giraffe Habitat is breathtaking. Certain times of the day you can help feed a herd of giraffe, ride a camel (returns in the fall), chat with … READ MORE

Universal Studios Hollywood – New Experiences This Summer!

Universal Studios Hollywood has new experiences this Summer including an all-new show, new lunchtime menu items, character meet and greets, new wand experience, and the return of a light show. It has been a while and we really wanted to check out the latest additions. Meet-and-Greets Meet with Po and Tigress from Kung Fu Panda are over at the park’s Universal Plaza. They’re there until August 19th. You will also want to stop by and chat with Mr. Ping at his Noodle Shop. If you need a snack, they are serving snacks like dumplings, stir fry noodles, egg rolls, and bun bao. New Show! Located by Universal Plaza, DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s … READ MORE

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Visiting Palm Springs in the summer was hot but fun. We haven’t been to Palm Springs in a while but I remember it being hot and spending a lot of time by the pool. Nighttime swim is fun too. After a month of rushing around for the end of school year, I welcomed a few days lounging poolside. We stayed at Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells. It is conveniently located near shops and restaurants and in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley. It was not walking distance but everything was about a 5 to 10 minute drive. Poolside Service Cabanas are the way to go when you are spending a … 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

Pechanga Resort Casino Expansion + Taste of Pechanga

Have you stayed at the Pechanga Resort Casino lately? They have undergone a major $300 million expansion, and it is nice! Since it’s grand opening ceremony in March 2018, it is now the largest resort/casino on the West Coast offering guests luxury accommodations with elements of the Tribe’s Native heritage. This major expansion doubled its size, added 568 AAA Four Diamond hotel rooms and suites (new total 1,090), a 4.5-acre pool complex, two additional restaurants, a two-level luxury spa with fitness and yoga studio, and another 68,000 square feet of meeting and event space including the 40,000 square foot Pechanga Summit. It now offers six retail shops featuring top designer brands, … READ MORE

Harbor Breeze Cruises Whale Watching + Aquarium of the Pacific

Whale Watching in Southern California can be enjoyed year round. Depending on the migrating season, we can spot them in the waters off the shores of California, however, it is most exciting when we can get as close as possible in their natural environment (by boat). In Orange County, we have several ports to choose from. What makes the one out of Long Beach uniquely different is that they have a partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific. Not only are the crewmen at Harbor Breeze Cruises (HBC) experienced and professional, they have ocean experts from the Aquarium to help identify the sea animals. Plus their cruise boats are fairly new … READ MORE

LEGOLAND California New LEGO CITY Deep Sea Adventure Submarine Ride

The new LEGO CITY: Deep Sea Adventure Submarine Ride is due to open in early July 2018 at LEGOLAND California! For the first time in the USA, guests will board a real submarine as an attraction ride to explore uncharted sea life and collect hidden LEGO treasures. Discover more than 2,000 marine animals including sharks, stingrays, and other tropical fish! Sea creatures of various colors arrived this month! Tomato Rockcod, Vlamingis Unicornfish and Black Streak Surgeonfish were among the many species introduced into the ride’s 300,000 gallon tank. LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride is Merlin Entertainments’ single largest investment for a ride in any LEGOLAND® Park. For the first time in the United States, … READ MORE