It’s officially fall, and winter’s not far behind, but it’ll always feel like summer at Great Wolf Lodge! I feel like some of the best vacation spots are in-state, so when I found this amazing gem in Garden Grove, I had to grab my car and go. The lovely Great Wolf lodge includes not only a wide array of entertainment, like a 105,000 square feet of indoor water park fun, exclusive to resort guests, but also top-quality accommodations, which are perfect whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple, with a group of friends, or with a family full of kids. Orange…

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Although I’ve taken Reese to Disneyland more times than I can count (Yay for annual passes!), Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an event we wouldn’t miss for the world! More than just your average trip to a theme park, this event has so many special activities both parents and kids can appreciate. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Children love to dress up and trick-or-treat inside the Happiest Place on Earth, while adults love knowing this really is the best family-friendly Halloween party in town! No need to worry about ending up with a bag full of crappy candy or regretting taking your kids…

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After you’ve traveled as much as I have, hotels can seem repetitive. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all! After a stay with my family at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, however, I can easily report that is just not the case! Between their incredible customer service, super fun kids’ club, and seven (yes, SEVEN) pools, I know your family will love this hotel as much as we did. Palm Springs Staycation Ideas Right off the bat, the front desk and valet staff were helpful and polite. Have you ever walked into a place…

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The Langham Huntington Hotel is a palatial estate set at the base of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains in Pasadena. Believe me when I say that this iconic landmark is the epitome of luxury. It’s also a totally tranquil escape from city life, while also managing to be kid-friendly. With lush grounds to wander, a serene spa to indulge in, and four eclectic restaurants to try, there’s plenty to experience. For me, this trip was all about relaxing poolside and sampling decadent dishes! Pasadena Staycation We stayed in a club level suite on the 8th floor, which gave us access to…

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Am I the only Californian that’s never been to the Gaslamp in San Diego? Apparently so. This past weekend a girlfriend and I decided on an impromptu San Diego adventure with our eyes set on the Gaslamp Quarter. We made our home base the swanky Andaz Hotel San Diego.  Location: Andaz Hotel San Diego Located in the heart of it all, the Andaz Hotel San Diego is an ultra-modern, boutique hotel that definitely captures the vibe of the city! It’s situated within walking distance to all of the best bars and restaurants, but you may not even want to leave!…

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