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Southern California’s Best Family Friendly Activities

There is something about Southern California that keeps drawing us back. Playgrounds on the beach, long sunny days, avocado’s at every meal – all things we will never get tired of, and all just a regular part of life for California! Here are our favorites and things we would recommend to any family visiting Southern California and metro San Diego.

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Summer in Maine with Kids

We stayed busy during our time here so if you’re coming to Maine, be sure to include these family activities in your agenda:

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Liebster Award #1

Recently, RubiosWander was nominated for two separate Liebster Awards. I’m so thankful for the nominations and am excited to answer all of the questions so that you can get to know us a little better. The first nomination was from Clare over at Suitcases & Sandcastles. She lives in the UK and has plenty of […]

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Charming Charleston

For the ultimate southern charm, look no further than Charleston, South Carolina. There are plenty of things for kids here and a number of reasons to make this your next family vacation spot. Beaches! Sullivan’s Island is a quick drive outside Charleston, maybe only 15 minutes. You’ll find some gorgeous southern homes with wrap-around porches […]

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Best of San Francisco

The last stop of our family road trip through California! If you’ve never been to San Francisco, you really must go. We came here on our babymoon when I was pregnant with Olivia and knew we would bring our kids back one day. So here’s our favorite things to show your kids in San Francisco! […]

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7 Things Kids Love About Santa Barbara

We arrived in Santa Barbara after making the drive up from Santa Monica, which was just under two hours. It took us a little longer because we stopped at El Matador State Beach for a quick, picturesque beach hike (shown above). This is the #2 thing to do in Malibu, CA according to TripAdvisor and […]

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Park Hopping at Universal

During our recent trip to Orlando, we spent a day at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Our family (10 people ranging from 8 months to 56 years) had no problems doing both parks in one day, so I would recommend it too. We started off by entering Universal Studios, which seemed to be the […]

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A Magical Day in the Kingdom

Magic Kingdom was our second Disney park to visit and such a hit with all of ten of us, ages ranging from 8 months to 56 years. We had a breakfast reservation at Be Our Guest, inside the Beast’s castle, and planned to enter the park early and make our way back there. We left […]

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