10 Best Toddler Experiences at Disneyland

disneyland-for-toddlers

Regardless of age, Disneyland is at the top of every child’s list. It’s the experience of a life-time. Disney got it right when they labeled it magical and the Happiest Place on Earth. There’s so much to see and do that it can be overwhelming, especially if you only have a one or two day pass. Here are the 10 best Disneyland experiences for toddlers. Although they are geared toward younger kids, they are fun for the entire family. Continue reading

A Typical Family Weekend in SoCal

Dana Point Sunset

I usually post about my travels and adventures. I’m on the road so often that I never lack content ideas, but it’s rare that I show our daily life at home in Southern California. This weekend was typical for us. We went to a birthday party, attended the ballet, and hit up the beach as a Sunday favorite. It wasn’t extreme and I didn’t cross anything off my yearly list but it was beautiful. We try to make our daily life just as fantastic as our vacations, which isn’t too difficult when you live in Southern California.  Continue reading

Hawk Eye II Pilotur Watch Winner

Pilotur Watch in Antarctica

Watches worth over $500, heli-skiing weekends at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, spa packages, tickets to ballets, amusement parks, and concerts, weekend getaways, airline tickets to Fiji… these are all things we gave away on Bucket List Publications as a thank you to our readers. Our most recent giveaway was a Hawk Eye II Pilotur watch. The winner, JohnRH, is a long-time reader and I’m proud to say his prize is in the mail. Stay tuned for other great giveaways and contests on Bucket List Publications.  Continue reading

A Fun-Filled, Toddler-Friendly Holiday at Loews Coronado Bay

Happy in the Pool at Loews Coronado Bay

Athena and I planned to visit Loews Coronado Bay this week so we asked our friends to join us. We were pleasantly surprised when they agreed. We spend a lot of time together in Orange County but life is busy and a mid-week getaway isn’t always possible. From the playground and the beach to the pool and the restaurant, we had a fun-filled, toddler-friendly holiday.  Continue reading

Stunning Pictures Taken at Constance Hotels in Mauritius

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Infinity pools, floating restaurants, soft, white sand beaches, crystalline water and sunshine in spades, Constance Hotels in Mauritius are a vibrant piece of tropical Paradise. What’s the first thing that stands out to you at a hotel? Is it the architectural design, the pools, the beaches, the amenities, the views, or the room options? Maybe you go for the spa or the golf or the dining? We had it all at Constance, Mauritius. It was like stepping into a luxury magazine.  Continue reading

Celebrating One Year in Southern California

segerstrom center for the arts

It’s been a year since we moved back to California. Our anniversary is this month. We could have chosen anywhere in the world to live and southern California was our first choice. We’re often asked if we’ll ever return home, to eastern Canada, but our answer is consistently the same – this is our home now. SoCal has so much to offer. Its beauty is undeniable and the opportunities are even more prevalent. I love to travel and it will always be as much a part of me as family and friends but it’s never discouraging to return home. As an anniversary celebration to California, I attended The American Ballet Theatre’s world premiere of The Sleeping Beauty. The world is at our doorstep in California; living in Orange County is like awaking from a long sleep and opening my eyes to a handsome dream prince and a castle of possibilities. Continue reading

Mauritius is a Sea of New Colors

Boats in Mauritius

Our visit to Mauritius and Constance Hotels & Resorts was filled with a multitude of color. It’s diversity, uniqueness, pristine beaches, rich culture, and varied activities left Athena and I both wanting more. But the true draw to Mauritius for me was its new shades of color that I didn’t know existed. The ocean’s blues called my name and wrapped me like a blanket. I’ve included a few of my favorites so you could experience the beauty of the ocean in Mauritius. Which one calls your name?  Continue reading