Travel Articles

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

LEGOLAND California LEGO STAR WARS DAYS Return!

LEGO Star Wars Days are back! Stormtroopers, Jedi and Darth Vader are taking over LEGOLAND California Resort for two weekends: June 2-3 and June 9-10, 2018! There will be galactic fun activities throughout the day such as the LEGO Star Wars Family Build Challenges, a LEGO Star Wars Miniland Scavenger Hunt, LEGO Star Wars fan gallery, costume contests, Meet and Greets, Droid Hunt with costumed fan groups, and more! Guests are encouraged to come in their favorite gear and interact with the characters. Visit an impressive fan gallery of models and photography, then be inspired to build your own. Collect participation badges (while supplies last) in a Droid Hunt game, … READ MORE

Flower Fields Carlsbad Ranch Attractions

I received tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.  One of my favorite things to do in the Spring is visit The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. The 50 acres of rolling hillside tecolote ranunculus is just beautiful, it blooms for six to eight weeks out of the year (March to May), and it also overlooks the Pacific Ocean. This seasonal and popular attraction get visitors from all over the world. I think it can be enjoyed several different ways, and with different people, because it is great for all ages. It is family-friendly, handicapped-friendly, and I also saw couples and groups of friends. The last day … READ MORE

Disneyland Pixar Fest Celebrating Friendship + Beyond – 8 Things To Do!

Post written by me for Disneyland. All opinions are my own. Disneyland did an amazing job for Pixar Fest Celebrating Friendship & Beyond! While the transformation of Pixar Pier at Disney California Park is not ready until summer, the festival is in full force which started this weekend! Everyone has a favorite Disney Pixar movie that they love. I didn’t really think about this until attending the Media Showcase, but they all have something in common – They all tell a story about the true meaning of friendship! Woody and Buzzlight Year, Mike & Sulley, Russell & Dug, Nemo & Dory, Lightning McQueen & Mater, Joy & Sadness, and the … READ MORE

Day Out With Thomas SoCal Ticket Giveaway!

ALL ABOARD! Last November, “Day Out With Thomas” presented by Mattel drew 30,000 visitors to Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California, and is now returning again this Spring to delight more in “Big Adventures Tour 2018”! Train enthusiasts can get an up-close-and-personal look at Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend Percy for four days in April (7th, 8th, 14th and 15th)! A ticket for “Day Out With Thomas” includes a 20-minute train ride with Thomas, photo ops with Sir Topham Hatt, storytelling with video viewing, an Imagination Station with arts & crafts, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, a petting zoo, bounce houses, live children’s music, sing-a-longs, … READ MORE