From OC to Austin

From OC to Austin is an article about moving from Orange County, California to Austin, Texas! Exploring neighborhoods, the best realtors, where to eat, and where to stay and WHY.  Did you ? Did you know that every single day there are 80 people that move from California to Austin, Texas? And 152 people that…

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The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage

This family friendly resort is a collective of amazing people striving to build delightful memories. It is a long established fact that the RITZ_CARLTON aims to please and will give you impeccable attention to detail and over the top service. However, as a regular traveler and somewhat of a hotel snob, I have stayed at…

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Traveling to Cozumel with kids

Traveling to Cozumel with kids? This is a beautiful family friendly Island we visit frequently. Read along for my tips on where to stay and what to do while you’re visiting. Cozumel, is a beautiful Island about 30 minutes from Cancun, Mexico. Located in the Caribbean Sea, you will get amazing crystal clear water, white…

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The best of Sydney, Australia

Since my husband is Australian, we are lucky to be able to visit Australia often. We frequently visit Melbourne but this last trip in December 2018 we got to visit Sydney for a few days as well. I have put to together this guide with the help of some family and friends who are local…

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Whistler, Canada

January 2019 Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope A true winter wonderland! My husband and I got away to visit whistler this time without the kids, but it is a fantastic family vacation as well. Getting there is lengthy but the drive is spectacular. You’ll have to fly into Vancouver, which is about a 3 hour flight…

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Blairgowrie Beach, Australia

VICTORIA AUSTRALIA  Blairgowrie is a seaside village approximately a 2 hour from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Blairgowrie is located near the western tip of the Mornington Peninsula, between Sorrento and Rye, and is a very popular holiday destination for the locals. This narrow peninsula strip has a surf beach one side and a calm beach for kids on the other. It is…

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Staycation Newport Beach

My new favorite thing to do is a “staycation”! We have so much to explore right where we live and this time we did it as a “date night” without the kids! We stayed at the Marriott Newport Beach near Fashion Island. We checked in around 2pm and went straight to the pool! They have…

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Museum of ICE CREAM

This Museum of ice cream is located in downtown LA and is exclusive to ticket holders only! They now currently only have Miami and San Fran open so if you missed your chance in LA, you’ll have to check out the new locations! It looks to me like they will be adding pop shops all…

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Snowboarding in Japan

I was lucky enough to come here with my husband right before we got engaged! It was such an amazing experience and we cannot wait to come back here with our kids for a family snow trip! First, I will tell you my husband is Australian and snowboard obsessed. He had been here snowboarding several…

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Staycation Laguna Beach

We are so lucky to live 15 minutes away from the ever popular Laguna Beach. This town is full charm, artwork, hippies, amazing food and some of the best beaches that Orange County has to offer. Sometimes a stay-cation is all you need to recharge and feel like you really got away. We checked into…

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Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos

Last week we did a quick family vacation to Cabo to celebrate my daughter going from pre-school to Kindergarten! I convinced my husband after showing him prices for two summer camps and the cost was actually very similar! We stayed at the all-inclusive resort “The Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos” Overall experience was fantastic! But,…

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