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Katie_me

Member since:
10 January 2011

Icon_superoo_orangeSuperoo '12, '13, '14, '16

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Hometown:
Hesperia, California, United States

About Me & My Family
I'm a mother
3 Kids 7-12 years old all girls

Three little girls run amuck in this house, so there are days when we just HAVE to get out and get going somewhere. We love zoos, parks, beaches, and traveling around to visit friends and family. We enjoy finding awesome deals for places that are kid friendly. Taking our three girls with us as we travel around the country is by far our most favorite thing to do.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, relaxed, energetic, easy_going, artsy, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
The Big Island, Hawaii!!!
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Everywhere we have been in Canada!! :)
A Place We'd Love To Visit
France!!
Favorite Vacation Memory
After a long day of sledding and climbing through the hills in Lake Tahoe, our family sat in front of the fireplace in our hotel and roasted marshmallows. The soft glow on my girl's faces, mixed with their hazy, tired eyes made the warmth of the fire mean so much more.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Not realizing how crowded the city bus would be with my girls in San Francisco! We had to make 4 connections and fold and collapse the stroller at each stop. It was back-breaking, frustrating and a LONG DAY!
Websites I Like:
www.inspiredtoaction.com

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737 Reviews


February 15 2017
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Star Wars Launch Bay - Disneyland | kids travel, kids activities
Star Wars Launch Bay - Disneyland
1313 Harbor Boulevard,
Anaheim,
California 92802
"Meet Chewbaca & Vader (or Kilo Ren!)"
This old home of Innoventions is now Star Wars Launch Bay, where you can see artifacts from the films, buy Star Wars merch, and even meet and greet with characters from the film.

The Light Side is always a meet & greet with Chewbacca (who gives the most amazing hugs) while the Dark Side currently rotates between Darth Vader & Kilo Ren-- both of them are intimidating to meet in person!
 
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February 12 2017
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Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island | kids travel, kids activities
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
1960 Harbor Island Drive,
San Diego, California
"Pretty nice"
The hotel is located on Harbor Island, which means that every room was a water view of some kind, which is nice. What I loved: -Super close to the airport & free shuttle -Easy peasy close parking -Clean rooms -Free Wi-Fi for HiltonHonors members. It was fast enough that my girls streamed a movie. -Super comfy beds!!! What could have been better: -Kiddos loved the pool, but it is definitely not a resort size pool. -No on-site coffee bar. (Latte snob here :)) -Single on site restaurant was pricey.
 
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February 12 2017
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Slater's 50/50 | kids travel, kids activities
Slater's 50/50
2750 Dewey Road,
San Diego,
California 92106
"Yummy!!!"
Stopped in here while hubby was at a conference. We loved our food and the kids wanted to come back with dad for dinner.

Prices are high, but on par with other restaurants in the area. Kids meals include drinks, main entree, and 2 side choices. Or you can just pick 4 sides for kiddos sharing or not wanting a full meal.

We sat outside and enjoyed the planes flying over from McCarren airport nearby.

Loved!
 
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January 30 2017
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Universal Studios Hollywood | kids travel, kids activities
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza,
Universal City,
California 91608
"Fantastic for older kids"
Families with young kids should be advised that Universal Studios is really meant for the older kiddo set.

My two tweens LOVE this park and would visit often, but my timid 1st grader (and anyone younger) basically has nothing to do and spent the entire day "killing time" while her older sisters rode thrilling and often scary rides.

There are activities for littles, but in general, it is a pricey day to play on a few slides while older kiddos ride attractions. I recommend keeping the littles at home and enjoying a grown up day with your big kiddos.
 
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December 23 2016
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Umauma Falls & Zipline Experience | kids travel, kids activities
Umauma Falls & Zipline Experience
31-313 Old Mamalahoa Hwy,
Hakalau,
Hawaii 96710
"Worth the Investment"
The Big Island of Hawaii boasts lots of zip-lining opportunities, but none other than Umauma Falls allows kids as young as FOUR YEARS OLD to zip through the jungle.

My VERY timid 6-year-old had her doubts about this adventure but in the end it was SO AMAZING to watch her open up to new adventures while enjoying this challenge. Although the day definitely started with tears, she ended the morning by zipping down by herself, without a tandem guide, even letting go of her harness to put her hands out. My husband and I were so impressed with the way the guides handled her nerves; they worked so quickly and confidently with her, never allowing her to watch others go first and worsen anxiety. These folks definitely know how to work with timid kids.

My older girls (10 & 11) also had a ton of fun on the trip, but they didn't require as much coaxing, even though it was their first zip-lining experience. By the end of the morning, they were zipping upside down!!

We had such a fun adventure doing this together as a family. The falls are breathtaking, the lines are a great combination of thrilling adventure and safety and ease so that all can really do it. We had the whole family- grandparents on down- zipping the lines together and it was the #1 highlight of our Hawaii trip for our family.

A variety of tour options are available; we had hoped to do the zip & dip combo, which includes a kayak tour and swimming in the waterfall experience after the ziplines, but it rained on us quite a bit during the zipline tour which closed the river/waterfall dip portion due to safety.

There is also a giant swing on property, hiking trails throughout the grounds, snack bar, helpful goodies for zipping for sale (waterproof camera holders, eyeglass holders, etc...), clean bathrooms, and friendly guides.

I couldn't recommend this adventure more.