Queen Mary’s Scottish Festival 2014

Each year during President’s Day weekend the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXI is held in Long Beach, California. This year, the festival will be held February 15th & 16th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Highlights of the Scottish Festival include the Grand Parade of Clans, bagpipe and drum competitions, Highland Games, dance exhibitions, musical performances, vendor booths and whisky tastings. We have attended the Scottish Festival several times over the years but this is the first {Read More}


San Simeon’s Hearst Castle® Day Trip

Visit California’s most famous castle nestled upon “The Enchanted Hill” in San Simeon. We arrived at Hearst Castle® later in the afternoon around 1 p.m. and we walked over to the reservation desk. Based upon our arrival time, we decided to go on the Grand Rooms Tour which included visiting the Assembly Room, Refectory, Billiard Room, Theater, Gardens, Neptune Pool and Roman Pool. We recommend planning a little bit in advance or plan to arrive earlier in the day so that {Read More}


The Queen Mary’s CHILL 2013 | The Ice Kingdom

Thank you to Queen Mary for sponsoring today’s post. CHILL returns to The Queen Mary November 22nd and is open until January 5, 2014. CHILL HOURS 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 3-5; Dec. 10-12 & Dec. 17-19 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 31) TICKET INFORMATION Need more information on the General Admission Ticket? Interested in the Hotel VIP? Click here for more information on CHILL tickets. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Everything you always wanted {Read More}


Top 10 California Weekend Getaway Destinations

Either with your significant other or with your girlfriends, sometimes it is just good for your well-being to jump in the car Friday afternoon and getaway for the weekend. I asked some local California bloggers from California Mom Bloggers and SoCal Lady Bloggers about their favorite go-to weekend getaway destinations and these are some of their favorites. [imagebrowser id=2] Did we miss your favorite weekend destination? Please share your favorites in the comments below.


Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego, California

Located about 15 minutes from the San Diego International Airport and minutes away from San Diego’s major attractions, Sea World, Legoland, and the San Diego Zoo is San Diego’s tropical Paradise Point Resort and Spa, a 44-acre private island nestled in Mission Bay. Our first trip here was in February 2005. My friend and I arrived in San Diego from a relaxing vacation in Hawaii and we just weren’t ready to head home. We decided to rent a car at {Read More}