Yappy Hour Returns for Tail Wagging Fun at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Yappy Hour, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions, returns this season for tail wagging fun. Dapper dogs, haute hounds and classy canines are invited to party with other pups and pooches and lap up libations such as bacon, chicken, and beef-infused water and the ever popular house-made dog biscuits, […]

Mission Bay & Beaches

From boardwalks and bonfires to the iconic Belmont Park, this San Diego “stay-cation” stands out for family-friendly fun Traveling as a family can not only be a wonderful learning experience, but a great way to reconnect with your kids by spending quality time together and even a quick trip to a nearby destination provides the […]

La Quinta Resort & Club

A surprisingly fun, family-friendly vacation destination for all ages Great golf? Check. Sublime spa experiences? Without question. But family-friendly accommodation, activities and recreation for all ages from (in our case age 6 to adult)? Surprising, but happily true. Palm Desert is perhaps best known for its world-class links and resort spa experiences. So it might […]

Family fun in San Francisco

As the summer wound down to its final days before the crazy chaos that was sure to descend upon our household with the start of the new school year, our family of four decided to coordinate a few fun days away. With two young children (ages 6 and 7) in tow, my husband and I […]

Destination: San Francisco

Although a weekend may not seem like enough elsewhere, it’s plenty of time to explore the highlights of San Francisco and come away with a taste of the many culinary adventures, recreational activities and cultural attractions that abound. At about six miles square, it’s easy to traverse the city in a day (see sidebar for […]

Monterey, Baby!

It wasn’t like I planned to go on a mini vacation. I just moved here from Idaho and after spending far too many lonely nights a’ la Bridget Jones’ Diary, I considered it a sort of serendipity when I got the crazy news my two best friends from back home were in town and wanted […]