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Half Moon Bay, CA — no crowds or rush yet near San Francisco


View from Beach House
My daughter is planning her wedding near Half Moon Bay. I can see why she loves this area -- between the mountains to the East and the Pacific to the west. The best part—it’s not busy or crowded, though we’re less than hour’s drive from San Francisco. more
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Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day


July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Safe Kids is working to get the message out about the dangers of heatstroke and how to prevent these tragedies from occurring. We can prevent heatstroke with your help. more
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Sonoma County: the right locale for a trip with a grown-up kid


Cloverdale, Sonoma County
Who says grown kids don’t want to travel with their parents? I don’t get to see my daughter that often and was determined to make our few days together as fun and as stress-free as possible for both of us. The key, I discovered, is choosing the right locale. more
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Relaxing in the mineral pools at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn


Water yoga
Water Yoga anyone? What a way to start the day. I’m moving from one mineral pool to the next at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. more
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Don’t Let Your Kids Get Sick Before Your Upcoming Road trip


While preparing for an upcoming road trip, one sick kid can easily put a damper on the trip ahead. With a little preparation, you and your family can easily avoid the summertime blues. more
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Become Colonial For A Day


Historic Philadelphia offers a variety of events during their summer months. Colonial For A Day allows kids to dress the part of their historic Philadelphia adventure with costume rentals. more
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Exploring Bodega Bay CA – bike rides, redwoods, great food


Bikes at Bodega Bay Lodge
People come to Bodega Bay to watch the whales, hike among the huge Coast redwoods -- some are 1,000 years old and 250 feet tall like in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in Guerneville -- and of course, eat. more
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Families up close with African animals – in Sonoma County CA


Kudu at Safari West
Who knew there is the chance to see so many rare endangered African animals right in the middle of Sonoma County, just 75 miles north of San Francisco more
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Take a Trip to One of TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Attractions


While researching where to take your family for the perfect getaway, consider taking a look at TripAdvisor’s second annual Traveler’s Choice Attractions which highlights to top landmarks and parks around the globe. more
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Families can rock to Lollapalooza music at James Chicago Aug 3


Fans of all ages can rock out to the sounds of Lollapalooza and get a front row seat to the biggest kids concert of the year at the James Chicago hotel Aug 3 more
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