Tips for fishing at Oceanside Pier in Southern California and storing freshly caught fish.
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What’s new at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park? Walkabout Australia opens in May 2018, just in time for summer break.
Eat breakfast with the penguins at the new Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.
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Not sure what you need to take for a day at the beach. Here is your list of beach day essentials, with everything you need to know to make your day with the kids enjoyable.
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Heading to outdoor summer concerts this year? Then take a look at these tips for what to take with you, including music themed wine and handmade wine napkins with a free printable summer wine transfer.
Disclosure: We are given passes to attend LEGOLAND California in exchange for sharing about the great deals and latest happenings.
If you had plans to take the kids to LEGOLAND California this summer, then now is the time to do it. You can enjoy unlimited admission now through December 25, 2016, with a LEGOLAND Play Pass on sale for a limited time and must be redeemed by July 31 st , 2016.
If you haven't been to LEGOLAND in a while there are some great new areas to explore including the recently opened LEGO® NINJAGO® World.
Some of our favorite areas of LEGOLAND California to explore are:
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For the longest time Marisol has talked about wanting to be a vet when she's older … or work with animals … or be a hairdresser. The possibilities at this age are endless, but she truly is the most kindhearted little girl and has such a love for animals big and small. She never forgets to feed her fish, reminds me if the tank needs to be cleaned, and is happiest when she's laying on the floor surrounded by our four-legged pets.
So I surprised her with a Jr Zoologist Camp at Wild Wonders this summer, where kids work in small groups with biologists, life scientists, animal trainers, and zoo keepers to learn more about the animals that live there. This is a hands-on experience so there is no walking around for half a day and seeing animals like you would at the zoo.
The first stop for the day was to visit the desert tortoise. The kids were shown how to change their food, clean their enclosures (including pulling weeds), give the tortoise a bath, and fill their watering hole.
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It's summer, and that means spending as much time at the various Southern California beaches as we can. There are so many fantastic ones to choose from that we tend to not go to the same one more than once over the summer. But, I do keep beach bags of essential items packed up and ready to go so that we can just throw what we need into the car without having to give it any thought.
This is what I've always got at the ready:
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Macy’s Culinary Council; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
It's no secret that I love to attend cooking classes and demonstrations, I've posted about a number of them over the years.
Here's another one you should attend. Macy's Culinary Council Chef Stephanie Izard is showing you how to prepare some of her favorite award-winning dishes at Macy's Mission Valley on July 25th. The best part? There will be plenty of scrumptious samples to enjoy! And who doesn't love to sample delicious food?
Chef Stephanie Izard was the first female winner of the hit TV show, Top Chef in season 4. During the reunion special, she won the “Fan Favorite” award, as well. Her restaurant, Girl and the Goat, opened in Chicago shortly after the show finished and was soon named “Best New Restaurant”. Chef Izard holds such accolades as James Beard Foundation Award winner in 2013 and Top 10 Chefs to follow on Twitter. She has a knack for bringing a ton of flavor into her dishes and continues to reinvent traditional recipes.
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Disclosure: The kids and I are often invited to media events and sometimes receive passes to visit these parks.
If you are looking for somewhere to take the kids this summer vacation two of our favorite Southern California theme parks have new attractions and great deals happening.
McDonald’s is running a promotion in SoCal restaurants (L.A. and San Diego) from June 29 to July 31. It is a Kids Go Free offer with any purchase at a participating McDonald’s in the promotional period. Kids Go Free with paid adult ticket to LEGOLAND® California Resort and your choice of LEGOLAND Water Park or SEA LIFE® Aquarium. It is a $104 value!