Diamond Head View, Moana Surfrider

10 Things to Do on Oahu with Kids

Oahu offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, from water sports to unique cultural experiences to hiking trails and much more. Along with its stunning coastline and laid-back countryside, there is a lot to explore on Oahu for a fun family adventure and in this post, I’ll be sharing recommendations…

Hotel Review - Moana Surfrider, Waikiki, Hawaii

Review: Moana Surfrider, Waikiki, HI

With its historic charm and excellent oceanfront location, the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa, is one of the most memorable places to stay on Waikiki Beach. We’ve stayed there before years ago and when we chose to return to Oahu on our 10th wedding anniversary, we knew we wanted to be back at…

La Jolla Shores, La Jolla, CA

Our Family Holiday in San Diego, CA

In early November, Little T and I spent over a week in my hometown, sunny San Diego, California. San Diego is one of the most family friendly cities in the States and has so much to offer, with 70 miles of coastline, mild weather year round, hiking trails and scenic parks and loads of museums and…

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Kelp Tank, La Jolla CA

Our Visit to the Birch Aquarium, La Jolla

One of my favorite places to visit in San Diego is the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a fantastic, very family-friendly aquarium and oceanographic museum on a hilltop in La Jolla. There’s plenty to see and do for all ages, with various exhibits showcasing the diverse Pacific marine life, hands-on displays to learn…

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

Snapshots from San Diego, CA #1

San Diego has always been my family’s U.S. “home base” since we moved away from my hometown to Saudi Arabia when I was young. We returned at least once a year, often for a few weeks at a time, and eventually I moved back to San Diego for university. I met my future husband during…

Hula Grill Waikiki

6 Beachfront Restaurants in Waikiki

During our stay in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, we found most local restaurants cater well to families, offering high chairs and booster seats, changing tables in the restrooms, kid’s (keiki) menus, and often crayons and coloring sheets. There is plenty of choice in the area, everything from fast food chains to upscale dining. We…

The Mission Restaurant Mission Beach San Diego Pancakes

6 Family Friendly Restaurants in San Diego

Most restaurants in San Diego are very family friendly and in this list I’ll be sharing some favorites from our trip in November 2014, when Little T was 14 months old. We’ll be back in San Diego this November and while I’m looking forward to trying out new places, I might also be heading back to some of these great spots. Last…