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Kelly Barcus

Lobby of the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California
California

A Weekend Getaway at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego 

We stayed in a waterfront bungalow at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa for a fun-filled weekend in San Diego’s Mission Bay.  San Diego is one of our favorite weekend getaways here in Southern California. It’s only about two hours away, and with each visit, we focus on a different neighborhood, which…

October 3, 2018
The Safest Mineral Sunscreens for Kids and Babies
Travel Gear

The Safest Mineral Sunscreens for Kids and Babies

Sunscreen should be both good for your kids’ skin and the environment. We’ve created a short list of rules to find safe and natural sunscreen for kids and babies. We spend as many of the daylight hours outside as possible, most often at the…

September 27, 2018
Coral Reef in El Nido, Philippines | A Guide to Buying Reef-Safe Sunscreen
Travel Gear

A Guide to Buying Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Is your sunscreen killing the coral reefs? If you’re using a traditional chemical sunscreen, it probably is. We’re sharing which chemicals you need to avoid (basically, all of them), and what to look for in a great reef-safe sunscreen. Before last year, I had no idea that every…

September 18, 2018
View of Na Pali Coast and Kalalau Valley
Hawaii

7 Ways to Explore Kauai’s Na Pali Coast – by Sea, Air and Land

We recently took our fourth trip to Hawai’i — we’ve been to Oahu, Maui, and now for the second time, Kauai. The Garden Isle is the Hawai’i of my dreams, with pristine sandy beaches, waterfalls galore and emerald green cliffs that tower over the sparkling blue waters…

August 14, 2018
Seven Stunning Cenotes near Valladolid, Mexico
Mexico

7 Stunning Cenotes near Valladolid, Mexico  

Heading to Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula? Then don’t miss these seven beautiful cenotes near Valladolid. It was hard to break away from a place as perfect as Tulum, but with Chichén Itzá, one of the new seven wonders of the world just a few hours…

August 5, 2018
Tulum Ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula | A High-Adventure Tulum Excursion with Edventure Tours Tulum
Mexico

A High-Adventure Tulum Excursion with Edventure Tours Tulum

Making a solid list of reasons as to why Tulum, Mexico should your next tropical destination is easy not just because there are so many, but because you can tack the phrase “the best” to pretty much any line on the list, and it would be completely true.…

June 8, 2018
Camping in Anza Borrego Desert State Park
California

A Complete Guide to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Since we purchased the California State Park pass last year, we’ve been trying to visit our state parks as often as possible. It wasn’t until last spring, when everyone was going bonkers for wildflowers during the super bloom, that we learned about Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This…

May 26, 2018