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Oh Mexico. Conception Bay, Baja Sur.

Drive 630 lonely miles (or not-so-lonely if you bring a 3 year old) south of the Mexico/San Diego border and you arrive, bug-eyed and a little seat sore in a desert paradise. Around hour 11, as you approach the Sea of Cortez, the road ascends the coastal mountains. Awaiting you at the top is  a breathtaking view and a well-deserved break from the preceding hours of desert landscape.

When I tell people that we drove 12 hours in one day with our just-turned-3 year old, they look at me like I am crazy. SAM_0009 Will you believe me if I tell you that it really wasn’t a big deal? And that we did it without using movies or an iPad? Don’t let a long drive deter you from exploring the world with your child and trust me, an iPad doesn’t have to be your lifeline. We had so much fun talking to each other, telling stories, singing songs, creating window art with removable stickers, reading books… she spent time gazing, daydreaming out the window. As a child, those were the times my imagination went wild. I still remember, to this day, the stories I created in my mind with the passing landscape.

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Travel: A Canyon Fit for a King!

Just east of Fresno, CA, in an area geographically similar to Yosemite, lies Kings Canyon National Park. After hearing about the canyon’s reputation for unrivaled beauty, we decided to meet some friends and check it out. We pulled into the entrance and I felt like I missed something.

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Utah: Zion National Park

Zion From Bryce we drove down the gorgeous highway 89 and into the northern entrance of Zion. Having never visited Zion national park before I really had no idea what to expect.

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Lake Lopez

This summer’s Lake Lopez kick off

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Joshua Tree

After a long week, knowing I am heading into nature always rejuvenates me. It’s like an instant second wind.

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