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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

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

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

Great Wolf Lodge’s Spring-a-Palooza Activities

Families visiting any of Great Wolf Lodge’s resorts this spring are in for a fun surprise with their annual SPRING-A-PALOOZA happening now through April 15, 2018. During the five-week celebration of spring, you’ll find colorful decorations throughout, character-inspired flower gardens, bubble dance parties in the lobby, scavenger hunts, spring picnics with free lemonade, and spring-inspired daily activities. New this year, they have partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund and raise awareness to end childhood cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand During Spring-A-Palooza, families taking breaks between their water park fun can visit a lemonade stand in the Grand Lobby for complimentary lemonade to be enjoyed together picnic-style. This year, exclusive color changing … READ MORE