Travel

Ready…Set…STOP! Six Secrets to Truly Relax During Playtime

Portola

From the time my two daughters were born, I have loved showing them the world, keep thing them busy and engaging them in activities. They didn’t sleep until noon, they were helpful around the house and always had friends and many things to do. This was never more true than when we went on...Read More »

A Magical Legacy of Memories: Five Strategies to Creating Your Family’s Monterey Dream

Portola

It never ceases to amaze me how life changing a simple moment can be. Waking up to the smell of clean, ocean air. The knowledge that the world's greatest tasting breakfast is on its way. The joy that my teenage children are a few feet away and that all the miracles that will be...Read More »

Travel-Ready Garden

As part of my preparations for my trip to London on Monday, I accelerated my garden chores so I may rest assured that Rosebrook Gardens will be in tip top shape while I’m gone.  Because I’m an avid gardener (and thanks to those early years in my Grandmother’s garden) I take very seriously the...Read More »

5 Last Minute Summer Vacation Steals

budget friendly vacation ideas The end of summer can be hard to face... so don't! There's still to plan a last minute getaway-- and it doesn't have to break your bank account. 5 Summer Vacation Steals 1. Washington D.C. – The nation’s capital doesn’t have to be expensive when you visit the Southwest Waterfront...Read More »

8 Ways To Simplify Packing For Vacation

By JIll Pollack, Organizational Expert Simplifying your summer travel packing doesn't have to be difficult! All it takes is organizational tools that keep your luggage neat and tidy, combined with multi-use beauty products that won’t take up unnecessary space! Here are 8 ways to streamline the packing process the next time you hit the...Read More »

10 Tips for Making Your Family Vacation the Best Ever

Summer is fast approaching and school is coming to an end. Soon it will be time to load the family in the car and head down the road on a vacation you hope will be more than fun for all. Perhaps you're thinking of vacationing somewhere new this year and taking in the sights...Read More »

The Resort at Squaw Creek

Kid’s Ski, Skate and Sled Free Package Released at Resort at Squaw Creek The Resort at Squaw Creek™ is one of those rare destinations where families can travel to and have a memorable and exciting get-a-way...spending time together and in some cases, everyone doing something they love even if not always together. The Resort...Read More »

Traveling on a budget with kids…

We are very lucky..we live in California so we don't necessarily need to hop on a plane to get to a world-class, kid-friendly destination. Normally we include Southern California in our summer plans but with the economy being what it is, we needed to look for other options. We decided on the Central Coast....Read More »

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, California: A Five Diamond Resort the Entire Family Can Enjoy!

Choosing the Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay is an unlikely choice for a family getaway perhaps, however this is one 5 diamond hotel that is full of surprises for families who want a splash of luxury, beauty and family fun all wrapped into one.Read More »