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    Epic California Road Trip

    If you’ve ever wanted to visit California destinations that are off the beaten path, this spring or summer is the perfect time for a road trip of a lifetime! Read more

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    How to Plan for a Future Vacation

    Looking forward a few months to a getaway may be just the thing your family needs to make it through these (hopefully) last months of isolation. Read more

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    Pandemic Staycation: A Weekend in Carmel Valley

    Most of us are feeling the stress! I certainly have been and needed a change of scenery. Because long trips aren’t on my “do-anytime-soon list,” I opted for a staycation at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. Read more

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    RV 101: Planning a Family RV Vacation

    With COVID-19 concerns on everyone’s minds, travel restrictions to other countries, and the uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring, it’s hard to plan a weekend getaway, let alone a family vacation. Read more

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    Camping 101 for Families

    Camping is the ultimate in outdoor family fun and is loaded with benefits for parents and kids alike. It provides adventure and unlimited opportunities to experience the great outdoors. Here are the basics to get you started. Read more

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    Your Kid’s Beach Questions Answered

    My curious children combined with multiple hours by the ocean has led to many inquiries about their surroundings. Besides helping you appear smart to your children, you can also use this list to create a trivia game. Read more

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    A Weekend Getaway to Solvang

    We spent a warm February weekend in Solvang and found the little town to be thoroughly charming. It's the perfect getaway for your Monterey County family. Read more

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    Road Trippin’ with Kids: Hacks for Fun, Stress-Free Road Travel

    With a little pre-planning, you can drastically reduce the hassles and turn your time on the road into a fun, family experience for all. Here are seven tips for stress-free road travel. Read more

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    California National Parks For Families

    If your family is looking for ideas on what parks to explore this summer or fall, check out this guide on the top things for families in California’s national parks. Read more

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    Ten Books to Keep Kids Happy While Traveling

    Whether it’s a road trip or a flight, keeping kids entertained while traveling is key to a parent’s sanity. Here are ten book suggestions to keep your kids engaged while traveling. Read more

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    California Summer Camps for the Entire Family

    Thought summer camp was just for kids? Think again… There has been a growing trend in recent years for summer camps for the whole family. The idea is that everyone can join in on the fun that was once reserved for kids and their camp counselors. Read more

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    California Summer Camps for Adults

    Thought summer camp was just for kids? Think again… There has been a growing trend in recent years for adult only camps. The idea is that everyone can join in on the fun that was once reserved for kids and their camp counselors. Read more

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    Snow Day! Fun cold-weather options for Monterey County Families

    If your family is ready for a fun romp in the snow, we have great options within a 5-hour drive of Monterey for you to check out. Read more

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    Celebrate Your Besties With a Girls’ Getaway

    February is the perfect month to make plans for a girls’ getaway. You may be surprised to hear a girls’ trip will have significant benefits for your mind and body. Read more

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    Paso Robles For Family Fun

    If you are looking to escape the gloom and fog of the Peninsula, Paso Robles is the place to go. Located less than 2 hours from Monterey, Paso Robles offers warmer temps, sun, and fun for the whole family. Read more

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    Holiday Travel Tips From Military Mom

    Military families are often separated from extended family and our Monterey military community is no exception. Military Mom has tips on making holiday travel with your kids easier. Read more

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    Visit National Parks for Free in 2017

    Interested in taking your children on a fun day trip to a national park? Or how about a vacation that includes time at one or more of the parks? Save money by planning around one of the 10 fee-free days scheduled in 2017. Read more

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    Senior Passes for National Parks Available For Just $10

    Senior citizens ages 62 and older can purchase a lifetime pass as part of the America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Lands Pass Program. The passes provide entrance or access to more than 2,000 Federal recreation sites. Read more

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    A Wine Weekend in Healdsburg, Sonoma County

    If you're looking for a great destination for a short trip, consider Healdsburg in Sonoma County. Great food, wineries galore, and breathtaking scenery all add up to the perfect destination for a weekend of fun. Read more

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