Category Family travel

The post-pandemic visit to LA that never was

I went back to LA again this summer. It was my second trip there since the start of the pandemic. It started much better than my previous visit three months earlier, during spring break in April 2021. The city had… Continue Reading →

LA Reopens in Hollywood Style

Post-pandemic culture takes shape in one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities When I checked into the Portofino Hotel and Marina in Redondo Beach, I saw a sign in the lobby that said, “Stay safe, start living.” That set the tone for my… Continue Reading →

Lake Tahoe, the year-round family playground

From the mountain tops to the deep blue waters, Tahoe calls you to play Simply known as “Tahoe,” the region is named for the spectacular lake at its center, which spans 22 by 12 miles and plunges more than 1,600-foot-deep,… Continue Reading →

A First-Timer’s Visit to LEGOLAND: The Good, the Rad, and the Fun:

Little wonders abound at Southern California’s theme park for younger children and visitors of all ages By Sueli Hasten My 10-year-old son loves building with LEGOs, and he loves theme parks, so we had high expectations for our first visit to LEGOLAND California. … Continue Reading →

Play, splash, and wear blue ears at Great Wolf Lodge to support Autism Speaks

Great Wolf Lodge raises funds and awareness for people with autism with Blue Wolf Ears campaign A resort brand that brings together families to play and make memories is helping to support those with autism, through a fundraising campaign and… Continue Reading →

Hotel Elan's family friendly lodging with adult amenities

Boutique style and comfort, convenient to WeHo and Beverly Hills Elan Hotel is a rare find in Los Angeles – lodging smack-dab in the middle of some of the city’s most desirable attractions – yet reasonably priced. For a luxury… Continue Reading →

Portofino Hotel & Marina: A vacationer's one-stop waterfront destination

Redondo Beach’s unique boutique hotel, on its own peninsula The pool is the thing for kids, when it comes to a hotel.  Parents want a scenic and serene vacation, at a hotel with spectacular views that is convenient to the… Continue Reading →

LA's best small hotels for families

Small but grand hotels for families looking for a home-away-from-home in LA Los Angeles is a vast city full of diversity, where visitors and denizens can get whatever they want, whenever they want it, including hotel amenities. As a leisure… Continue Reading →

Family time the Jucy RV way

We camped out in our Jucy van, and that’s alright with me Traveling from across the country to Southern California, it would have been impossible or at least vastly expensive to haul all our camping gear with us for a… Continue Reading →

Sharing is caring for families in the new share economy

The share economy offers new ways for families to travel and experience vacations Our parents told us it was good manners to share our toys when we were kids. Taking turns and letting others play with our treasured possessions kept us… Continue Reading →

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