Thinking of bringing Fido on your next trip? Carlsbad is one of the most dog friendly destinations in Southern California, with an array of resorts, restaurants, shops and activities to pamper your pet – and yourself too.We recently visited Carlsbad with our chiweenie (aka Chihuahua/Dachshund), Mishka, and we were so impressed with the dog friendly attractions in the area that we’re actually thinking of moving there in the future. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at our Top Five Dog Friendly Attractions in Carlsbad, CA:


Hi friends, Happy Travel Tuesday! We’re taking you to a sleepy cottage in the beautiful mountains of Big Bear, California today! We visited the Sleepy Forest Cottages in Big Bear for a quick weekend getaway with family – and it was exactly the escape from the everyday that we needed!


First, we want to give a big THANK YOU to all those who participated in our Duracell Powermat wireless phone charger/tablet giveaway – you guys rocked it and we loved seeing all of your Tweets and posts about the giveaway!!! Check to see if you’re one of the lucky winners of our giveaway! We hope you enjoy your new tech goods and your charger keeps you happy on your next trip! If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry – we’ll have more giveaways and good stuff coming soon….


Hi friends, Ever dreamed of swimming with humpback whales? How about diving with Manta Rays off the coast of Hawaii? Sounds pretty dreamy, right? Well, Nadia from ScubaDiverLife.com has done all that and more – and she’s here today to share some of the most impressive highlights from her diving adventures. The ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and contains 97 percent of the planet’s water, yet more than 95 percent of the underwater world remains unexplored.  Crazy, right? I guess we wouldn’t really be journeying the…


Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa offered many things for our honeymoon stay – crystal blue water, soft white sand, elegant accommodations, expansive balconies, preferred club privileges and more. Did they deliver? We stayed at Dreams for three nights on our Mexico honeymoon and we are pleased to say the resort did not disappoint.

Montage Laguna Beach

Hi friends, Have you ever been to California? We’re originally from Southern California and we decided to explore the area’s sunny landscape over the weekend in search of new travel gems. It’s amazing the treasures you can unearth in your own backyard! We checked out the Montage Laguna Beach, one of the areas most reputable resorts, and its grounds did not disappoint.

El Dorado Seaside Resort

Hi friends, Hope your week is off to a good start! Many of you have asked to hear more about our honeymoon stay at a Cancun resort – and if you’ve read our earlier posts, you know our trip to Mexico was quite the adventure! Swimming with whale sharks, zip-lining and exploring caves at Xplor Mexico – we got a little taste of the amazing activities this country has to offer and it left us hungry for more.

big bear snowboarding weekend

Hi all, We drove up to Big Bear, CA with Todd’s family a few days after Christmas for some snowboarding and fresh mountain air. There wasn’t much snow on the ground (thanks to the 80 degree “winter” temps in SoCal), but there was plenty of powder at the ski resorts, and it was a gorgeous day for hitting the slopes at Snow Summit.