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

Fourth Stop on our road trip from Vancouver to Disneyland – Pismo Beach, California Driving time – 3 1/2 hours We were heading to something specific when we were going to Pismo Beach. 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 …

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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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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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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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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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Road Trip Vancouver to Disneyland, again

Earthquakes, cockroaches, and a premium pass to Disneyland – It was all there for the taking on our latest trip from Vancouver to Disneyland I’m going to go out on a limb and call myself an ‘I5 from Vancouver to California’ expert. After all, I’ve done the road trip Vancouver to Disneyland 3 times now, and I feel like I’m …

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Road trip with kids: Driving the I5, part three

Part three of the Canada to California road trip has us heading from Valencia to Watsonville, then onto San Francisco. There is just something about California that makes me feel at peace with the world. Prior to this road trip, I had never strayed from the I5, so I had no idea what the coastal roads were really like. Once …

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Driving the I5 to Disneyland: Road trip from Canada to California

Part Two of our Road trip from Canada to California via the I5. Today’s installment takes us away from Disneyland as we attempt to get on the coastal hwy but get sidetracked by Six Flags Magic Mountain We join our family preparing to pack up the van after a five day stay at the Grand Californian Resort. It’s 95 degrees …

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Road trip to Disneyland: Drive the I5 from Vancouver to California

I’ve written an updated post for this. Take a look at my 2017 edition. It’s Canada to California or bust. Complete with 4 kids packed into a Pontiac Montana minivan, we hit the open road. The goal? To survive the Road trip to Disneyland Ah, road trips. Aren’t road trips really just one of those things that look good on …

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