Baby Clothes Shopping Guide

As a new mom, I was clueless about what kind of baby clothes we needed. I received bags and bags of hand me downs as well as gifts of brand new, cute, and ultimately some useless and unworn outfits. Before going shopping, read below to see what items I actually ended up using. And hold…

Kimpton Everly Hotel Los Angeles Review

Due to the pandemic, IHG extended the expiration date of our 2020 reward night to the end of this year and thus we had two nights that could be used consecutively. Sometime after we redeemed a stay at the Intercontinental New York Barclay in 2019, IHG limited the free nights to hotels worth 40,000 points…

Visiting Disneyland with a Toddler, Part 2

Day 1 We got inside Disneyland around 9:30 am, which was not bad considering we had landed at John Wayne airport at 8, picked up our checked luggage, took a Lyft ride to the hotel and dropped off bags, then walked over to the park. Mickey and friends made an appearance at the Main Street,…

Visiting Disneyland with a Toddler, Part 1

After a 13 month hiatus, the longest Disneyland has ever been closed, the magic is finally back. Or is it? During the phased reopening period, both Disneyland Resort and California Adventure are operating at reduced capacity and (officially) only accessible to California residents. This was the only reason we decided to go for a weekend…

Pinnacles National Park

Originally designated as a monument, Pinnacles was upgraded to national park status under President Obama in 2013. It’s the closest national park from where I live and yet it took many years before I finally decided I wasn’t going to wait another minute to go. It didn’t hurt that entrance fees (normally $30) are currently…