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Road trip to Disneyland: a step by step guide to the I5

road trip to Disneyland family tradition

Here is what I believe about the road trip to Disneyland after driving it so many times I can see that road in my sleep. It’s much more than just a cheap way to get to Los Angeles and eventually, Orange County. If done right, a road trip to Disneyland is a true Westcoast adventure. I’ve been writing a book …

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Here’s what you’ll see when you visit Old LA Zoo

old la zoo where is it

If you’re on a road trip just rolling through LA on your way to Disneyland for a quick 5 day blast, you probably wouldn’t think about visiting Griffith Park. But if you’re like me, completely jazzed by LA history and a big fan of all those abandoned shows on Youtube, you really need to make a stop there. You can …

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Canon Beach, Oregon Gives California A Run For Its Money

Canon Beach Oregon

When you’re surrounded by farmland in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, the best view from your backyard will be a long, waving patch of grass and the tip of Mount Baker peeking over the tree-topped horizon. So blinded by greenery, it’s easy to forget that the Pacific Ocean is literally around the corner. If you want to just see …

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What Road Trip Essentials Should You Pack For Your Next Road Trip with Kids?

I’m currently writing a travel guide called, “Let’s Run Away Together. Explore the history, the mystery, and the Americana on your road trip to California.” This chapter excerpt is on road trip essentials, also known as how to pack your car for your next road trip to California. — My daughter was only 2 and a half and my son …

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Visit Ronald Reagan Presidential Library On Your California Road Trip

Visit Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

I don’t remember much from when Ronald Reagan was President, but I did recall a few things before I decided to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library with my kids on our latest California road trip. Elementary-school-me thought he was funny, he reminded me of my Grandpa, and that he was possibly the strongest person in the world beyond Superman …

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Westcoast Road Trip To Disneyland, 2017 edition

road trip to disneyland 2017

Over the past 8 years I’ve been taking a two to three week summer road trip to Disneyland with my family of six. Do you know the most important thing I’ve learned? The difference between a road trip and a really long drive isn’t the hours you put in on the road; it’s the stops you make along the way. …

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Road Trip to Salem, Oregon For The Total Solar Eclipse 2017

total solar eclipse salem oregon

If you’re interested in all things celestial or you’re just heading down the I5 for a road trip to California in August, you may want to spend a day in Salem, Oregon. That’s where, on August 21st, you’ll be able to witness the total solar eclipse. This is the first time in 99 years the USA will be treated to …

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California road trip from Vancouver: 2017

california road trip

I’m not sure if anyone noticed, but I had taken a leave of absence from the blog for awhile. We had just moved to the farm, were knee deep in renovations, and something had to give before I cracked up. Now that my reno is almost done, I’ve got a farm yard full of animals, and I’m pretty happy with …

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Travel Virtually With The Laguna Beach Web Cam

travel virtually Languna web cam

I’m back after a long hiatus of renovations, remodels, and adjusting to a farmhouse lifestyle. From getting used to pine instead of drywall to an invasion of mice that my lazy cats won’t seem to take care of, it’s been an adventure. But summer is looming, and with that summer vacation. We took a vacation from our regular California summer …

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Disneyland food, plug in version

I write a weekly column on Best Buy Canada’s community site, and this week we’re talking Disneyland’s treats and eats. I used to be one of those people who hauled in my own food and left the park to go eat somewhere else after a long day, but I slowly discovered that eating elsewhere made no sense when there was …

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