Stinson Beach

“Over the river and through the woods to Stinson Beach we go!” Even though Stinson Beach is considered “right outside” San Francisco, it’s actually a beautiful cove hidden behind miles of the twists and turns of the Marin Headlands. Living in the East Bay our entire Californian lives, we had never made it to Stinson…

Traveling with Carry-On Only

Packing with two little ones used to be a nightmare. It was a process that required multiple large suitcases, and careful coordination with car seats, temporary beds, and shipping ahead diapers and baby food. Then something happened. My babies became kids. They had their own seats on the plane and were able to drag their…

18 Hours of Camping on Mount Diablo

“When are we going camping again?” “I want to sleep in a tent!” “I love camping, why don’t you take us?” Since our Pinnacles adventure almost three years ago, I haven’t broken out the camping gear and tried camping again. Sure I’ve put the tent up in a backyard. And I’ve broken out the sleeping…

Top 5 Places to Eat in Jackson Hole

I’m a story teller. I usually like to use my blog to record my memories and tell the stories of the places my kids and I visit. I’m not usually a reviewer, and I occasionally give tips. But this trip we had some of the best food, and it surprised me that it was mostly…

Independence Day in Jackson Hole

My best friend always raves about holidays in her home town. She always described it at a quaint small town with a square, and place where everyone knows everyone. The only thing is, her small town is Jackson, WY, one of the most famous “small-towns” in the country, and one that has seen a significant…

The Beauty of Jenny Lake

Nestled right at the feet of the Grand Tetons is a glacier lake that provides the most magnificent reflections of the majestic mountains. We had visited once before, a few years ago on a trip out to Jackson, WY, but this time we hiked part of the Jenny Lake Trail loop, and were greeted with…