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Vintage Disneyland video – 1978

Here’s a Saturday night blast from the past – Vintage Disneyland video from 1978. Zip through the 3o seconds or so and you’ll see the Disneyland Hotel, the old monorail, the parking lot where California Adventure used to be. The tram ride felt like it took forever to get there, even though it looks like it might have been about …

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What’s new at Disneyland 2013?

What’s new at Disneyland 2013? This summer, I’ll be hitting the open road with my family of 6. Destination? California. We’ll be saying goodbye to the inclement, highly unstable weather of the Pacific Northwest and plopping ourselves right in the middle of what I’m sure will be a heat wave the likes of which our Canadian skin may never recover …

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If you need me, I’ll be at the Hyatt – Hyatt Regency Orange County review

hyatt regency orange county review

It’s safe to say that there aren’t very many hotels on the Anaheim strip of Harbour Blvd that I haven’t stayed at. I’ve been visiting California at least once a year since my kids were tiny, and every year I tried a new hotel. After staying, I never really felt the need to rebook at the same place. I’d move …

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Say hi to the cockroaches Best Western Plus Meridian Inn Suites Reviews

I’m a writer, so I like to use words. There’s nothing quite like fluffing up a sentence or digging deep and finding the right way to express some sort of emotion. But when it comes to my Best Western Plus Meridian Inn Suites Reviews, I really only need to use one word. Cockroaches. Yes, it’s true. There were cockroaches in …

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Visit the Encounter Restaurant LAX – Visit California

If you’ve flown into LAX anytime in the past oh, say 51 years, you’ll have seen the space age structure standing near the control tower and you’ve probably wondered what it was (kinda looks like a flying saucer that’s just landed. For fun, you can tell your kids it is a flying saucer and the aliens will be waiting for …

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What’s it like to stay in a Disney hotel?

What’s it like to stay in a Disney hotel? I get asked this a lot. You’re planning your family’s Disneyland vacation and you’re searching for hotels in the Anaheim area in one browser window while the other is open to the Disney website. Somehow, you keep ending up on the Disney site because, let’s face it, when presented with the …

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Bates motel filming location just outside Vancouver

When you take your pile of cardboard boxes to the garbage dump for recycling, you don’t think you’re going to stumble across something that would fit in better at Universal Studios in Hollywood than good old Aldergrove. But stumble you will, and stop, and possibly sit in the entrance to the dump and try to snap off a few photos …

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Storybrooke filming location visit from Once Upon A Time

I’m kind of a fangirl when it comes to certain things Hollywood (and all things Disney). When the chance came to go on a Storybrooke filming location visit from Once Upon a Time, I jumped at it. After all, I don’t live that far away. Vancouver is definitely increasing it’s visit-ability factor with so many great shows being filmed here. …

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Road Trip to Victoria BC on BC Ferries

Thinking about taking a road trip to Victoria, BC? Well, actually, if you want to be accurate, it’s more of a boat trip. Have your kids been harassing you to take them on a cruise and you just don’t have $10,000 kicking around your house to take them on the local Disney cruise out of Vancouver? Yes, I priced it …

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Could your family live in a tiny house for the summer?

If you’ve never heard of Tumbleweed Houses or Tiny House listings, you’ve been missing out. I stumbled upon the tiny house revolution when we were considering moving to an acreage and I was looking for a place for my parents that wasn’t a big, ugly double wide. I found Tumbleweed Houses, bought the book, and have been in love ever …

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