A stay at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel with kids

Parents might assume a Ritz Carlton hotel is too, well, ritzy for a family vacation. In fact, the family-friendly offerings at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel make the acclaimed resort a smart choice for families looking for great vacation … [Read more...]

Five great coastal campgrounds for families

Summer's not the only season for camping. Families wanting to prolong the season need to head to coastal, temperate zones (bonus if they can find yurts or cabins at the campground). Family camping is economical, easy to plan, and often close to home! … [Read more...]

Hearst Castle State Park

Families traveling on a California Highway 1 road trip will want to stop at Hearst Castle State Park, especially if their car-load comprises of school-aged kids, tween, and teens. Visible (and impressive!) even from the highway, Hearst Castle is a … [Read more...]

Three Highway 1 beach pit stops from Monterey to San Simeon, CA

Some of the most beautiful coastline in the world exists on California's Highway 1 between Monterey, CA and San Simeon, CA. Directly after Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Monterey (definitely stop there before beginning your day), the way is … [Read more...]

A stay at the Morgan Hotel, San Simeon CA

I discovered the wonderful value for families at Broughton Hospitality boutique hotels during our stay at Mill Valley CA's The Acqua, and our experience was equally positive at The Morgan Hotel, a San Simeon hotel for families. The Morgan can … [Read more...]

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Families looking for things to do in Monterey, CA or en route along Highway 1 to Big Sur should definitely stop at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Located just a few miles outside Monterey on Highway 1, Point Lobos offers great hiking with kids in … [Read more...]

A stay at Monterey’s Portola Hotel and Spa

Stepping into the spacious lobby of Monterey CA's Portola Hotel and Spa, you just might think you've taken a wrong turn and stepped back outside instead. The wide, open space is canopied with lush, live trees giving way to bright skylights, and the … [Read more...]