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  • The Real OC; Beyond Housewives And Disneyland

    The Real OC; Beyond Housewives And Disneyland By Amanda Keeley-Thurman

    Aug 31, 2015 Guest Blogs

    Beyond the crazy reality shows and world famous tourist attractions, Orange County has so much more to offer families on holiday. As a local, I’m going to show you the real OC.

  • A Ball Dropping New Years Eve In Times Square, New York

    A Ball Dropping New Years Eve In Times Square, New York

    Jan 1, 2013 Northeast, USA

    I am not sure when the dream started. Maybe it was when I was much younger, maybe it wasn’t until New Years Eve the movie hit the cinema. Whenever it was I knew long before we got to the USA that I wanted a). A White Christmas and b). To see the ball drop…

  • To Eat or Not To Eat – That is Not the Question in Vegas

    To Eat or Not To Eat – That is Not the Question in Vegas

    Dec 19, 2012 Southwest, USA

    Vegas, the city of sin is home to many of the 7 deadly sins and gluttony is high on the list. Everywhere you look there is a buffet. While in Vegas we did head to a few of the buffets, generally one every second day with a few squished in at the end that …

  • Vegas Uncovered - Shows & Attractions For Your Kids

    Vegas Uncovered - Shows & Attractions For Your Kids

    Dec 16, 2012 Southwest, USA

    Soon we were driving in pitch black. There were no street lamps and no cars on the road. We drove like this for nearly 4 hours before we saw the eerie glow of Vegas' neon garb on the horizon. Join our 10+ hour road trip from San Diego to Vegas, via Palm S…

  • Swinging My Legs Over the Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Swinging My Legs Over the Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Dec 12, 2012 Southwest, USA

    Standing on the precipice with the wind tearing at my hair looking down thousands of feet into the grandest canyon of them all you can’t help but imagine its origins. My heart starts racing, the wind is pushing me back from the edge, which in the back of …

  • SeaWorld San Diego… You Sunk My Battleship

    SeaWorld San Diego… You Sunk My Battleship

    Dec 11, 2012 Southwest, USA

    In 2007 Josh and I had watched the Shamu show twice, impressed with the killer whales and their trainers interaction, movements like dancers in a choreographed show. In 2012 SeaWorld sunk my battleship. Find out why the death of a trainer in 2010 resulted…

  • Cheetah Race At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Cheetah Race At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Dec 10, 2012 Southwest, USA

    Having previously visited San Diego and loved the zoo we did not have the opportunity to visit the Safari since it was quite far out and difficult to get to. Since we had a car and the opportunity we decided to skip the zoo this time and discover the San …

  • Sunsets & Seals at La Jolla

    Sunsets & Seals at La Jolla

    Dec 10, 2012 Southwest, USA

    La Jolla, San Diego's "Jewel by the Sea". Dramatic coastline, spectacular views, hugging seals & sunsets that intoxicate you.

  • Disneyland LA: The World’s Happiest Place on Earth Just Got Merrier

    Disneyland LA: The World’s Happiest Place on Earth Just Got Merrier

    Dec 5, 2012 Southwest, USA

    I’m going to Disneyland. I'm not excited for me. I'm excited for my kids. I can’t wait to see the awe and innocence on their faces reflecting every little discovery they will make! Check out their awe. And also check out my video as I take you for a ride …

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