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. …Read More »
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 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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
If you need me, I’ll be at the Hyatt – 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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Westcoast road trip to California with kids? Here’s what’s new at Disneyland
Summer is finally here! If you live on the upper coast the way I do, you know it was a long time coming. But I don’t plan on relying on our somewhat sketchy summer weather – Instead I’m hitting the open road with my kids, my GPS, and doing a good old fashioned road trip to California. I’ve done this …Read More »
A Canadian’s guide to Disneyland Where can I get the best price on Disneyland tickets?
Update 07/06/2012 – Just discovered that Flight Centre no longer sells 8 day park hoppers for Disneyland. They sell 5 days for slightly less than you’d find at the park gates, but 8 days is no longer an option. Disneyland: From the moment you walk through the gates and hear that wonderful little tweet saying your tickets are valid (and …Read More »