Valentine’s Day Date on a budget

Valentine GetawayMention “Valentine’s Day gift” and you’ll probably think of flowers or chocolate.  So cliché, right?  Well, you can give a gift, but why not make a Valentine’s Day memory?  Go and DO something with your Valentine!  I love finding interesting places to explore or new things to try with my husband–it helps keep the spark alive!  I am often asked, “How do you find so many interesting things to do?  And how do you find such great deals?”  I’ll tell you…

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Road Trip–Keeping the Kids Happy

Road Trip–Keeping the Kids Happy

When you think about taking your children on a road trip, do you go into panic mode?  Can you already hear “Are we there yet?” and “I have to go potty now!” in your mind? I’ve got good news for you; it’s not nearly as bad as you think.  Here are some tried and proven ways to keep your children happily entertained on a road trip…

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Santorini–Heaven on Earth

Santorini–Heaven on Earth

If you found the most beautiful, peaceful place on earth, wouldn’t you want others to enjoy it too?  That’s the purpose of this post–sharing with you my favorite place ever!  (At least so far…)

Going to Greece in September of 2008 was actually our first trip overseas.  Two of my adult children were living in Europe–one in southern France and one in Madrid, Spain.  They were serving as missionaries, and I was a little jealous that they were experiencing the cultures, languages, and sights of European countries.  My husband and I decided it was about time we made it to Europe as well.  We chose Greece first because of its ancient history and its role in the birthplace of democracy.  You will learn that I am obsessed with old things!

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Getaway to Vegas! #CES2015

Getaway to Vegas! #CES2015

Getaway to Las Vegas? Ok I’ll be honest with you; it’s not my favorite destination.  But I do know how to make the best of any travel opportunity, and I’m not going to let you down this time.  I’ve been to Las Vegas many times and it’s usually about visiting or meeting family.  Mostly because it’s halfway between San Diego, which I call home—and Utah, which is where my kids have been for several years.  But this trip was to visit the Consumer Electronics Show where I accompanied my husband and did some research of my own. 

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San Diego Whale-Watching

IMG_1983Did you know that gray whales make the longest migration of any mammal on the earth? Every year, they make the 10,000 mile round trip from food-rich waters of the arctic to the warm-water bays of Baja California for mating and birthing.  San Diego’s prime location offers front-row seats for viewing this spectacular migration in both directions. Since January is the peak of the migration period, my husband and I decided to join aIMG_1976 whale-watching tour just this past weekend.  It was truly an amazing experience, and I highly recommend it!  I wanted to enjoy the whales without worrying about getting the best angle, but I have a few photos to share that could convince you to take the tour youself. Read more