When To Go Phoenix In A Weekend Phoenix is one of those destinations where visiting any time of the year will make for a great getaway. If you’re a heat lover like me, visit between May – September to take advantage of the warm weather. Temperatures will range from 95-106 degrees. This makes for a great spa getaway with days spent lounging by the pool and evenings enjoying the city.  The advantage Phoenix has over other warm destination is, it’s a dry heat so temperatures are much easier to handle. Add to the fact that everywhere you go will have…

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I try to keep Reese on a schedule and routine that she’s used to because, without a schedule, things get a little crazy around here. Our normal schedule works great for day-to-day things but during the summer I think it’s important to mix things up a little bit. The best (and most fun) way to do this is to introduce your kids to travel. Reasons Your Kids Should Travel7 Re I started traveling with Reese pretty consistently (even if it was just a weekend staycation, which she actually likes most) about a  year ago. We average about one trip per month during…

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I really struggled with if I should write this post but after some thought, I decided it was something that needed to be addressed because I’m sure I’m not the only person who has experienced this. So let me paint a picture for you. You finally get some time off and you head to the beach. You’ve been waiting for and dreaming of sunshine and waves for months. Then, just when you get settled and relaxed, in comes “Terrible Tommy”. You know him; he’s that kid running around destroying sand castles, screaming at the top of his lungs, begging for attention from…

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Roosevelt Row’s Arts District (often called RoRo) is the place to be on the first Friday of the month! That’s when this walk able, central hub of art and culture in downtown Phoenix comes to life. Take in the art, performances, and award-winning food in one of the nation’s largest art walks. It’s a great option for families, ladies’ nights, or date nights. And it’s free, so you can’t lose! (But you don’t have to take my word for it; Roosevelt was recently called one of the Top 10 Art Districts in the US by USA Today.) I happened 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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