Side Trip from San Francisco: Things to do in West Marin

The city of San Francisco is known around the world, but cross the Golden Gate Bridge and in less than an hour’s drive you can leave city life behind. Home to the West Coast’s only national seashore, West Marin is may be best known for its beaches, but there’s plenty here for folks not interested in getting their feet sandy.

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TBT – Kids in Hawaii – Kaanapali Beach

Mention Ka’anapali Beach to my teenagers and a smile immediately comes to their faces. In its simplest terms, this stretch of Maui is a happy place for traveling families. Its sand, sun and warm surf are all popular with swimmers and friendly sea turtles. A family could easily spend days along Ka’anapali Beach, either without a set plan or packed chock-full of activities from sunup to sundown. My advice? … Continue reading TBT – Kids in Hawaii – Kaanapali Beach

Hotel Review: The Towers at Pacifica

The differences, however, are noticeable from the inside. The 47 guestrooms and suites in The Towers at Pacifica draw inspiration from their desert-meets-beach setting. Suites will offer a spacious living and dining room area, complete with a table that seats four and an eye-catching Edison-bulb chandelier. Wood tones and creams prevail, but fun pops of color will be added by pillows on the sofa and … Continue reading Hotel Review: The Towers at Pacifica

Throw Back Thursday – Paella in Spain

Eating in a foreign country can be the highlight of your trip, or it can be the downfall. Picky eaters are what they are, but don’t let them stop you from dabbling in a little culinary adventure. It might just be the best thing that happens to your kid’s diet since peanut butter.

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