Winter Wonderfest at Discovery Cube Orange County

Winter Wonderfest has returned to Orange County’s Discovery Cube. From now through January 7, the Discovery Cube’s backyard is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with various wintry activities for kids of all ages. There’s ramps for snow tubing, bunny slopes for sledding, an enclosed snow area for snowman-building and snow angel-making, and more. All this,…

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Hello Kitty Menu at Antonello Ristorante

So you’ve run around town on a hunt for the Hello Kitty food truck and you’ve braved the long lines at the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-up Container inside the Irvine Spectrum Center. Now elevate your HK foodie game with a fancy sit-down meal at a well respected and revered Italian fine-dining establishment in the OC….

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Candy Shops of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Take a leisurely stroll down the Magnificent Mile and you’ll soon discover that Chicagoans have an undeniable affinity for the sweet stuff. There’s a chocolatier or candy shop on practically every corner. But that should come as no surprise considering the Windy City is dubbed the candy capital of the United States, and at one…

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Talk Like a Pirate Day at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Well shiver me timbers, it’s September 19th, and do you know what that means, me hearties? Yup, you guessed it. It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day – a day when people of all ages can legitimately (and without total embarrassment) showoff their swashbuckler and buccaneer spirits, and talk and dress like a pirate. In honor…

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Things to do in Solvang with Kids

To out-of-towners, Solvang is most recognizable for its windmills that dot the Danish-themed village, while the rest of the Santa Ynez Valley is notable for the movie Sideways where a couple of middle-aged dudes embark on an epic road trip, indulging their way through one of the golden state’s wine region. What may not be apparent,…

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Gallery: Miami and Key West, Florida

Miami and Key West, Florida (November 2014) Ry and I traveled to Miami and Key West, Florida in November of 2014. We spent several days there and highlights of our trip include the Wynwood Walls, the Florida Everglades, the drive on Hwy 1 through the Keys, and Key Lime pie at Blue Heaven. This page…

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Gallery: San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas (June 2015) Ry and I, along with grandma traveled to San Antonio, Texas in June of 2015. We spent several days there enjoying the downtown attractions, as well as the Natural Bridge Caverns and it’s sister property, the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. For now, this page will just contain photos until I’ve…

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Irvine Adventure Playground, Where Play Inspires

I’ll just get straight to the point. The reopened Adventure Playground at the City of Irvine University Community Park is simply AWESOME! It’s what playgrounds should strive to be. It’s a space where kids can roam free and exercise their independence through unstructured exploratory play. They can dig holes in the sandpits, build castles and…

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