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I know, I know, where I live we can’t really complain about the cold. It’s actually colder than Mars in parts of Canada, and if the Eastern coast didn’t know what a Polar Vortex was before this, they certainly do now. But that’s not to say that the gloom doesn’t get Pacific West Coast people down. And when the gloom …

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3 reasons why Vancouver makes me miss Los Angeles

I’ve never made any bones about loving Los Angeles. My first visit was when I was 5, then 7, then not again until I was 30, but each time I go there it makes an impression. Yes, those of us who live on the Wet Coast are lucky we have such easy access to our sunny lower half, but with …

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3 things to do in Los Angeles with kids besides Disneyland

3 things to do in Los Angeles with kids

3 things to do in Los Angeles with kids Canadians tend to be pretty skimpy with their vacation time for big trips. When it comes to getting on a plane and hauling ass down the coast or across the country, we tend to do it in short bursts of 5 to 7 days.  This doesn’t leave for a lot of …

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Road Trip from Vancouver to Disneyland – Driving the I5 to Los Angeles Part 3

road trip from vancouver to disneyland

Fourth Stop on our road trip from Vancouver to Disneyland – Pismo Beach, California Driving time – 3 1/2 hours We were heading to something special on this road trip from Vancouver to Disneyland. My husband had reserved ATVs for himself and the kids in nearby Oceano. The little guy and I spent 3 hours hanging out on the beach …

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Road Trip to Disneyland 2013 – Driving down the I5 part two

Third stop on our road trip to Disneyland down the I5 – San Francisco Driving time from Red Bluff, California – Approximately 3 1/2 hours Which brings us to a few quick road trip packing tips: Always pack pants and a sweater. Even if you’re traveling to a sunny, hot climate where you’ll be mainly in shorts, you just never …

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Road Trip to Anaheim from Vancouver – Drive the I5 to Anaheim 2013

A Instead of driving the I5 to Los Angeles this time, we took a few detours. Here’s a quick look at how we managed to get here: Days it took to drive the I5 to Anaheim this trip  – 4 Hours it normally takes to drive I5 to Disneyland – 19 hours from the Peace Arch border crossing in Vancouver …

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Old Hollywood glamor in full effect at the Hollywood Bowl

old hollywood glamor in full effect at the hollywood bowl

Old Hollywood glamor in full effect at the Hollywood Bowl The Hollywood Bowl is one of those places that has all the history, talent, and cool architecture of the early days of LA in one spot, majestically reining over a natural amphitheater that’s been used to showcase talent since the 1920’s. If you go right now on any given weeknight, …

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What is data roaming?

what is data roaming

If you aren’t the type to travel, you’ll probably never have heard of roaming data. But for many of us who cross International borders on a weekly basis and spend all of our family vacation money in a different country, data roaming is a pretty important topic to be knowledgeable about. Want to roam with your phone? Here’s a few …

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Road trip planner – How to pack for a road trip with kids

Remember when road trips were all about just throwing your clothes in a duffle bag and getting into the car? You could leave at 2 am in the morning, drive all night, sleep in parking lots if you wanted to, and eat wherever you saw a sign that said FOOD. Who needs a road trip planner when you’re young and …

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Road trips with kids

Every year, when my kids get out of school, I look forward to it. I don’t think there are very many people who can actually say that. I’m not saying I’m not going to miss the quiet moments when I can clean without feeling like Pigpen walking through a pile of dust (trains. They just stick to me. I can’t …

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