Five Reasons to Visit Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound is one of our favorite places on the South Island of New Zealand.  In fact Rudyard Kipling once called Milford Sound the “eighth Wonder of the World.” During our travels around both islands of New Zealand, one of the highlights of our adventure was the drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound.  We saw rain, snow, sun and drizzle during our drive, and the…

Breast Cancer: Reduce Your Risk and Optimize Your Health

Can I introduce you to the incredible lady who saved my life?  I was very unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 2015. Dr. Kristi Funk was my breast surgeon who performed my double mastectomy to save my life (no biggie!) Dr. Funk is now my friend, supermom to triplet boys, TV show host, breast cancer surgeon to the stars (although I like to…

Terranea Resort: Best Place for a 36 Hour Getaway in Los Angeles Without Kids

Spoiler alert… marriage is hard.  Very hard. It’s never a ‘good’ time to get away without the boys, and there’s always a reason ‘not’ to leave real life, but it’s also really really good for the soul.  We spent 36 hours together. Without kids. In a hotel.  Solo. No little humans in our room. Did I mention the without kids part…

6 Reasons Sayulita, Mexico Makes A Great Family Vacation

There’s something about Mexico. Maybe it’s the sun, surf and perfect weather (27 celsius most days), or maybe it’s the fact that after 2 – 3 hours on a plane, you can be eating carne asada tacos and sipping local tequila.  We decided to avoid the crowds and head to the sleepy surf town of Sayulita for Spring Break…

The Other Side Of Breast Cancer: 3 Years Later

Breast cancer permanently changed my life three years ago today. Each year I spend time thinking about my experience. In a weird way, I think I might even be happier now.  Read my thoughts about life on the ‘other side…

7 Reasons To Visit Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia…what an incredible place.  Filled with the most amazing people, deep culture and beautiful cities.  Here are 7 reasons to visit Siem Reap, Cambodia…

6 Must-See Places In Morocco

Morocco is a true feast of all of senses and provides adventure, culture, history and nature. The food, the colors, the spices, the smells, and the scenery were unforgettable.  We drove around the whole country, and here are some of our must-see places…

4 Reasons To Visit Chengdu, China

Chengdu is the vibrant and beautiful capital of Sichuan, and is known for its relaxed vibe and amazing food.  It’s also home to the only research center in the world that focuses on the endangered giant panda. We decided to spend 3 days in Chengdu to explore the city…

5 Best Things To Do In Xian, China

Xi’an is a great place to spend a weekend.  It’s only 4.5 hours by train from Beijing or a short 1 hour flight. Xi’an is located in north central China, and is on many lists as a ‘Must Visit’ city in China…

8 Tips for Planning an African Safari With Kids

An African safari is one of those bucket list trips , so you want to be sure you do it right.  But where do you start?  Read this article for our tips…