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South Tahoe Snow Story – In Photos

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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There was no telling what the weather would do next the week leading up to our recent family snow trip to South Lake Tahoe. Flooding, ice, avalanche advisories followed by a blizzard known as “Snowpocalypse 2017”–and a complete shutdown of Interstate 80 leading from the Bay Area to Tahoe for a time. But over the … Continue reading South Tahoe Snow Story – In Photos

The 411 on Carlsbad with Kids

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Jennifer Fontaine

Travel writer, blogger & photographer at Outdoor Families Magazine
A travel writer, editor of MommyHiker.com, founder of Outdoor Families Magazine, and one half of Kerem Hanci Photography, Jennifer Fontaine is an influential resource for outdoor family adventure travel and outdoor sports-related content meant to inspire a
connection to and stewardship of the natural world. She lives in Southern California with her family. Follow her on Twitter: @mommyhiker, on
Facebook: MommyHikerCommunity, and Instagram: @MommyHiker.
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The captivating shimmer of rescued treasures and inviting smell of old books permeate from antique shop entryways as visitors soak up this uniquely “European” city center situated on the beautiful Southern California coast. Carlsbad, California, has discovered its inner-glam and is not afraid to show it, offering visitors world-class dining, shopping and cultural events with … Continue reading The 411 on Carlsbad with Kids

The 411 on Catalina Island with Kids

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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For the mom whose days feel like an endless shuffle of get-in-the-car-and-out-again to school, soccer, dance lessons, sports camps, play dates and the like, Catalina offers the perfect respite: a family vacation of car-free bliss. On Catalina Island, cars are not allowed except for those already ‘grandfathered in’ or operating as taxis to whisk you … Continue reading The 411 on Catalina Island with Kids

The 411 on South Tahoe with Kids – Winter Edition

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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The kids shrieked with joy and screamed in delight as the first snow-clad Sierra pines came into sight, and the cacophony of, “Oh, my gosh! Oh, my GOSH!” and “Guys, over there!” and “Oh! It’s like…like… giant mushrooms!” continued with increasing volume  as we ventured on over the mountain toward our favorite summer playground–now transformed … Continue reading The 411 on South Tahoe with Kids – Winter Edition

How South Tahoe’s “The Loft” and “Magic Fusion” Get it Right for Families

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Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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“It doesn’t look like a place you’d be allowed to take kids,” my husband commented for the second time after our family’s dinner at South Lake Tahoe’s new restaurant, “The Loft” at Heavenly Village. I had to agree. As we arrived at The Loft, with its electric industrial bulb chandelier sprouting out from the wall, … Continue reading How South Tahoe’s “The Loft” and “Magic Fusion” Get it Right for Families

The 411 on San Francisco with Kids

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Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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Riding cable cars, sampling Ghirardelli chocolates, getting that Golden Gate family photo op, savoring clam chowder served in a sourdough bowl, and souvenir shopping in Chinatown–the first-timer’s San Francisco Travel Bucket List is long to say the least. And don’t even get me started on all of the great neighborhoods to explore across the city, … Continue reading The 411 on San Francisco with Kids

Momcation in Berkeley: My Review of the Spa Claremont

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Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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Review of the Spa Claremont at the Claremont Hotel Club in Berkeley, California. In honor of my birthday, I was surprised with the generous gift of an afternoon at the Spa Claremont,  one of Elle magazine’s “Top 20 Spas in the U.S.” and National Geographic Traveler‘s “24 Best Spas in America.” The Spa Claremont is tucked neatly … Continue reading Momcation in Berkeley: My Review of the Spa Claremont

Matter of Perception: Visiting the San Francisco Exploratorium

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Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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Drinking from a toilet may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those happening upon the “Sip of Conflict” drinking fountain as they enter the San Francisco Exploratorium, it is cause to at least stop and consider the prospect of doing so. As many questions are likely to arise as there are visitors pausing to … Continue reading Matter of Perception: Visiting the San Francisco Exploratorium