Back to Nature
This week has been a tough one, for me and for our country. I have found it hard to write, to know what to say, to comprehend what was happening in the world. I had planned on writing a post about camping for the last week or so, even had my catchy little title ready, "To Camp or Not to Camp, That is the Question." But I just couldn't bring myself to do it. It felt trivial compared to the news being made around me. How do I write about camping with your family when people are
"Are We There Yet?"
Those four little words above are my absolute least favorite to hear on a road-trip. In fact, I have banned them from my car! My son has this down but my daughter is still working on it. This may sound harsh but I feel like it is actually teaching my kids some valuable lessons. You know, things like slowing down and enjoying the ride, experiencing where you at that exact moment, taking in the beauty around you. All things I am reminding myself constantly to employ in my own l
A Weekend in San Francisco - What to Do
San Francisco steals my heart every time I visit. From the hilly streets to the rolling, thick fog, there is a reason so many songs have been written about this beautiful city! It is a city unlike any other, metropolitan and diverse like New York but with a distinct California edge. I love it and so does my family, with my daughter even declaring that she missed it already as we drove across the Golden Gate Bridge! So what is it that we love about San Francisco?? Let me see i
36 Hours in Big Sur
Big Sur is one of my favorite places to go, with it's rocky coastline, sandy beaches and giant redwoods. I've been there several times but had never taken my kids. So we decided to pack up the car and venture out on one the best drives in the country, up the Pacific Coast Highway. We left LA later than anticipated (I sometimes wonder how we ever make it out of the house!), and hit the road, driving north on the 101, determined to make it our campsite before dark so that we di