Lower McCloud Falls

12 unmissable things to do in Redding (CA) and Shasta Cascade

Perhaps one of the most overlooked areas of California, especially for those outside the States, is the gorgeous Shasta Cascade region, also known as Upstate CA.  Home to some of the state’s most epic nature, including Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen Volcanic Park, it was a highlight of our California road trip and our drive … Read more

Pinecrest Lake CA

Things to do in Tuolumne CA: the perfect family trip

We finished our California road trip with a visit to Tuolumne County and it couldn’t have been a more perfect end to what was already an epic trip. It turns out Tuolumne CA is the perfect place for a family vacation. And it’s now my number one recommendation for people who want to take a … Read more

Tower Bridge, Sacramento

30 fun things to do in Sacramento with kids

A guide to the best things to do in Sacramento with kids. Sacramento often gets overshadowed by its more famous sisters, LA and San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. The capital of California offers a much more laidback, non-touristy experience of California city life. And it’s the perfect place to include … Read more

Farm at Park Winters, Yolo CA

10 reasons to love Yolo County (and why you should visit now!)

We fell in love with Yolo County, a lesser known area of California that feels like it’s on the brink of being the next big thing in California tourism. With charming towns, a forward-thinking university, and a huge bounty of agricultural land that’s giving rise to all sorts of experiential farm experiences, it offers a … Read more

San Diego Itinerary - La Jolla

21 unmissable things to do in San Diego with kids

San Diego has to be one of the USA’s best family destinations. From the world-famous San Diego Zoo to the beaches to Legoland, there’s enough to keep kids entertained for weeks. Add to that sunny skies and a laidback vibe and you have a perfect, and fairly easy, family trip. Here’s our guide to the … Read more

Los Angeles with kids

13 unmissable things to do in Los Angeles with kids

Whatever age they are, there’s always something amazing for kids in Los Angeles. I first visited at age 7 when my excitement at going to nearby Disneyland overshadowed everything else. Fast forward a few years to when I was 11 and it was the stars and movie scene that had me hyped. I’ve been back … Read more

Things to do in San Francisco with kids

38 unmissable fun things to do in San Francisco with kids

San Francisco is one of my favourite places on earth – a place where I feel inspired and simply excited to be there. I first visited when a child myself and have since been back as an adult and parent, including on our epic California road trip. There are endless fun things to do in … Read more

Best of VRBO Palm Springs with Pool

10 Gorgeous VRBO Palm Springs Rentals With a Pool

For a taste of the ultimate Palm Springs lifestyle, choose a vacation home with a pool – think lazy days sunbathing, followed by nights drinking cocktails by the water’s edge. We’ve curated a guide to the best VRBO Palm Springs rentals with pools. Lots of them have a resort-style feel to them and are perfect … Read more

Best of AIrbnb Venice Beach

Airbnb Venice Beach: 10 Gorgeous Airbnbs in Venice Beach

Venice Beach is one of the must-sees of L.A. – a bohemian, anything goes beach enclave, filled with modern new age restaurants and trendy boutiques. We went as part of our California road trip, staying in an Airbnb near Abbot Kinney Boulevard. I’ve put together a guide to the best Venice Beach Airbnbs based on … Read more

Best Airbnbs in Santa Monica

11 Gorgeous Airbnbs in Santa Monica

Where Route 66 ends at the iconic pier, Santa Monica has allured travelers for decades and is one of LA’s most cute neighbourhoods with a hippy yet chic vibe. It’s an obvious choice for where to stay in Los Angeles, right on the beach, and with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, farmers markets and all … Read more