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

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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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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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Westcoast Road Trip To Disneyland, 2017 edition

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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 Planner – Dodge Grand Caravan is the best vehicle for the drive

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Driving from Vancouver to Disneyland takes stamina, patience, and a seriously reliable vehicle. This isn’t a drive for the faint of heart, because you’ll encounter flats, forests, and mountains, plus possibly some of the worst highway traffic I’ve ever seen on a road that’s supposed to be 120km/70 miles per hour speed limit. I’ve done the drive on the I5 …

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Hello Hotel Indigo! Review Of The Hotel Indigo Anaheim

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There’s nothing I love more than a new hotel, and if given the choice I will always, always choose a new hotel over one that’s been there forever. This is especially true in Anaheim and for hotels near the Disneyland Resort. I have my favorites picked from staying in the area over the years, but if a new one pops up …

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Plan a road trip – 3 spots to stop when driving the I5 West coast

If you’re about to plan a road trip with your kids down the West Coast from Vancouver/Seattle to Los Angeles or, more specifically in my case, straight to Disneyland, you’re going to have to plan a few stops along the way. I’ve taken the I5 on our road trips for the most part – taking the exit to San Francisco …

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

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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 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 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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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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