Editor’s note: This post is part 2 in a 3 part series that explores three distinct beach destinations in Southern California. be sure to see our earlier write up on Long Beach ! When you pull into Huntington Beach, you instantly feel the laid-back fun beach vibe. Cruising down the PCH, with panoramic views of the ocean, the long white sand beach and non-stop lifeguard towers, you instantly get that Huntington Beach is all about, togetherness surrounding their esteemed beach. Dubbed “Surf City USA”, Huntington Beach is home to year-round 75 degree weather, professional surfers, skaters and people of all...Read More
Jason Harris is a writer, community manager and happy father of three. Jason's passion is enabling people to have better lives and better experiences through technology. In between family road trips and ventures in the Northwest and beyond, Jason is also the tech correspondent for , the most listened to travel radio show in the US.
Just southwest of Los Angeles on the Southern California coastline is Long Beach, the beautiful home to the Queen Mary, 12 miles of beach frontage and a portfolio of family fun. During a recent trip, my wife and I vacationed in Long Beach with our three small children, aged 3-8. In Long Beach, we found a top beach destination that’s teeming with amazing food, beach fun galore and other experiences that every family seeking SoCal family fun should know about. Staying in the heart of it all Our home for our stint in Long Beach was the Hyatt Regency....Read More
When you think of Palm Springs, you might think golf courses and yuppies sitting by the pool. While Palm Springs is the playground and getaway spot for Southern California, the region brings a diverse set of experiences for everyone to enjoy, especially families or couples looking for a fun weekend or a week-long vacation. My family is not one where we like to stay at a resort and just hit the pool all day. We we love our pool time, but we also want to get out and see the natural beauty and features as well. This article will feature...Read More
We all know entertaining ourselves on flights can sometimes be a chore. You can’t exactly use Netflix over airplane WiFi because it just isn’t fast enough. Downloading movies via a service like iTunes ahead of time is the way to go, but it’s often hard to remember to do this ahead of time. On Alaska Airlines two days ago, I came across Alaska Beyond and I was instantly amazed – and entertained. On the same screen where you typically go to pay for your GoGo inflight wifi, there’s a button that says “Free movies and entertainment”. You can use...Read More
Editor’s note: this article is the second in a two-part series on Maui travel for families. Be sure to check out the first post about the outstanding Napili Kai Beach Resort. It’s hard to find a vacation spot that has a wide variety of activities to satisfy every family members’ tastes and needs. Whether you want to surf, see nature or experience amazing food, finding a place that has all these facets is tough. That is, until you find Maui. The island of Maui has the ocean, amazing cuisine, fantastic vistas of desert landscapes, high mountain adventures and of course...Read More
Editor’s note: this article is the first in a two-part series on Maui family travel. Please also see my article on Maui experiences for families. As winter sets in, are you looking for the ideal family destination? If so, Maui should be at the top of your list. As a dad who likes to have a wide variety of options for our clan when we venture out, Maui certainly fits the bill. We’ve visited Maui with our oldest daughter before, but she was only 8 weeks old and slept the entire time. This time, we took our two daughters...Read More
As a techie dad who travels with my daughters and their tablets, having reliable Wi-Fi is essential to pass the time when we’re getting ready in the morning. If they can’t access Netflix or play Cut The Rope, then no one is happy. We’ve all been there. You go away on vacation or a business trip and upon checking into the hotel of your choice, you find the Wi-Fi speeds to be terrible or worse, it’s an unsecured network. There are many reasons for that so-so bandwidth in your hotel room. It might be that your corner hotel room...Read More