Disclosure: I was provided tickets and tasting cards to enjoy Knott’s Berry Farm with my family. All opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I am receiving complimentary tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own.
Have you ever been white water rafting?
I have done it only twice, and it was approximately a million years ago the last time I did. (Middle school maybe?) So, yeah, I’m long overdue.
I’ve been talking with my husband and kids about wanting to take them, because I remember just having so much doing it. They’re all pretty much on board, and it made it onto our 2017 bucket list. So when I got the email about the very promising upcoming rafting season on the Arizona Salt River, I got super excited!
Arizona’s Salt River descends from the White Mountains east of Phoenix. The river is perfect for tackling world class whitewater rafting – no flat water tubing trips here! The upper stretch of the Salt River offers challenging rapids and the inspiring beauty of truly unique setting. You can take a short and exciting half or full day Salt River rafting trip or if you have more time, you can experience what it is like to truly get away on a three or four day adventure.
Since we’re only a few hours away from Arizona, it makes a perfect weekend trip for us!
If you want to take advantage of the beautiful rafting season, Arizona Rafting and US Family Guide are offering a great deal! 15% Off Full Day Salt River Rafting for the 2017 March through May season. Get the deal on USFamilyGuide.com!
Have you ever been white water rafting? Do you plan on trying it? Let me know in the comments!
Disclosure: We received tickets and food vouchers from Knott’s Berry Farm so that we could share our thoughts on the limited-time Knott’s Spooky Farm weekend event!
It’s officially Halloween Season! Yes, Halloween is totally a season. My favorite one at that. I do everything I can to cram as many activities and events into the 31 days of October. And one of my favorite things to do is spend the day at Knott’s Spooky Farm.
During this special weekend-only family event, the cobweb-lined streets of Ghost Town have more fun than frights… [Read more…]
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When we were planning our road trip this summer, I had one major condition. I wanted a new car.
I know that sounds like a big demand, but we had been discussing it for over a year. My big red minivan was on its last leg, and we had put way too much money into keeping it alive. We had visited several dealerships, test drove many vehicles, but we were trying to make sure we were responsible about this big purchase, so we kept pushing it back and pushing it back. Suddenly, July 1st was around the corner and I brought out the ultimatum. We need a new car or we can’t do this road trip! And on June 28th we stopped at yet another dealership and…
This post is sponsored in partnership with MiMedia and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
On our recent road trip through Eastern Nevada, we came across an interesting and new landmark of sorts, right outside of the city in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s called Seven Magic Mountains, and it’s the perfect place to pull over, stretch your legs, and look at something cool when you’re driving through the desert.
This post is sponsored by SoCalGas to raise awareness about solar water heating. The content and opinions expressed here are my own. Read through the post for some great eco-friendly and wallet-friendly vacation tips too!
My husband and I try to live a relatively green and eco-friendly lifestyle. We eat mostly organic or local when possible, bring our own bags to the grocery store, use chemical-free cleaning products, make our own compost, etc. With a large family, it’s important to us to try and reduce our waste as much as possible. But there’s always more we can do, and recently I learned about solar water heating through SoCalGas.
And we don’t stop at being green at home, we try to do it wherever we go, including vacation! We try to go on a real family vacation at least twice a year, with small weekend trips every few months. My husband and I both really love to travel, and we kind of hope to instill that same adventurous spirit in our kids too. It sounds expensive to some people, especially since we’re a family of six, but we’ve managed to figure out how to travel on a pretty tight budget. In fact, in the past we’ve even run out of money mid-vacation thanks to expensive emergencies but we still came out of it having had a great time. Here are my top 5 tips on how to have a cheap and eco-friendly family vacation:
Planning a road trip this summer? Don’t forget to bring some games to entertain the kids on long stretches!
This DIY Magnetic Road Trip Bingo is super easy to make, and can be used by kids of all ages.
This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
You may or may not remember, but back in March, I became an ambassador for the a2 Milk Company™. My husband experiences a lot of discomfort after drinking milk, or eating ice cream, but he’s never been a fan of any kind of milk replacement products. We’ve tried soy, rice, almond, coconut, lactose-free, you name it. It’s just not the same. [Read more…]
Disclaimer: We received free admission and food vouchers to attend the Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm. All opinions are my own.
When it comes to berries, California is probably most well-known for its strawberries. After all, over 80% of the fresh and frozen strawberries in the country are grown in California. But there’s another berry that’s taking Southern California by storm. It’s sweet, plump, juicy, and purple. And it’s the reason Knott’s Berry Farm is what it is today. I’m talking about the Boysenberry.
Back in the early 1920’s, Walter Knott, moved his family to Buena Park, California in an attempt to make a living in farming. At their roadside stand they sold their crops – rhubarb, asparagus, and some berries. Walter’s wife Cordelia made homemade jellies and jams which they sold as well. The family was doing alright. But it was the experiment of a close friend that changed the Knott family’s life forever. [Read more…]