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24 hours in Monterey: beyond the aquarium

24 hours in Monterey: beyond the aquarium

  The 101 stretched before us while carsick-prone little V slept the sleep of the Dramamine’d in her car seat. The bustle of San Jose slowly lengthened into farmland with rows upon rows of lettuce, kale, and strawberry busheswith their sweet pink fruit peeking beneath the leaves. For miles, only the field workers bent to their task break the lines of America’s salad bowl, with maybe an errant taco truck standing nearby a feathery field of fennel. The bristles of…

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An Ode to Fall at Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival

An Ode to Fall at Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival

Without the abundance of seasonal decor that seems to pop up in store windows six weeks too early, it is easy to forget that seasons change in Los Angeles. Fortunately, about 45 minutes from Los Angeles sits a veritable altar to the glories of fall: the Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival. Pumpkins, cider, roasted corn, hay rides, kids running around with faces smeared by the remnants of Mr. Softee–what could be a better way to spend a day together…

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Safe Family Vacation Spots in 2017: places to go considering hurricanes, earthquakes and Zika

Safe Family Vacation Spots in 2017: places to go considering hurricanes, earthquakes and Zika

The images of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma flashed across the TV. Waves rolled against deserted beaches under an ominous sky. Neighbors pulled one another through flooded streets in pontoon boats. Not that my two year old noticed, as immersed as she is lately in Paw Patrol. As I watched the Weather Channel, I wanted to wrap her in a protective bubble or lock her high up in a tower, far away from the horrifying stories of digging through rubble in Mexico City…

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#1 Tip for Visiting Disneyland with a Toddler

#1 Tip for Visiting Disneyland with a Toddler

3 Words: Hotel character dining. Hear me out. I know what you’re thinking. “Little Jacoby or Cressida wants to enjoy the rides. How will we get the full Disney experience without actually entering Disneyland?” I understand. It seems to be a truth universally acknowledged that whenever a child starts to walk, their beleaguered parents must take them to Disney. Ignore the costs, the sunscreen, the hassles of wrestling the City Mini onto a tram, the inevitable screaming meltdown because little Heloise LITERALLY CANNOT…

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