Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I cannot  say enough good things about this resort! Saying they spoil you would be a huge understatement.  From the minute we arrived we felt like we were the only ones there.  The staff opened the car door […]

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak

Welcome to Day 2 of the East Valley Mom Guide Staycation series! My family had the pleasure of staying at the Point Hilton Squaw Peak in Phoenix. I have a six year old and a four year old. From the moment we got there, until the second we left they just wanted to swim! I […]

Westin Kierland Resort and Spa (Part I)

Arizona is home to many beautiful resorts and Arizonans are blessed to have seemingly endless possibilities when choosing a stay-cation destination. This week East Valley Mom Guide is introducing you to a few of these resorts and we hope your family finds its stay-cation destination. My family and I recently stayed at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, a AAA Four Diamond Resort in Scottsdale. It […]

Boneyard Project at Pima Air & Space Museum

I am always on the lookout for fun little weekend trips my family can take. It’s nice to get a change of scenery without planning a big expensive vacation. If you head a few hours south to Tucson, you can visit the Pima Air & Space Museum. It is one of the largest air and […]

Super 6: Iconic Arizona

Monument Valley Antelope Canyon Horseshoe Bend @ the Grand Canyon Havasu Falls

Fun things to do in San Diego

Do you take family trips?  We try to go on a small trip once a year by ourselves.  Heading to San Diego is so much fun because it is so close and an easy drive.  We are there almost every year and always try to squeeze in a new activity! We had so much fun […]

La Jolla Shores Hotel

For the second half of our trip we traveled up the coast about 30 minutes from Coronado to La Jolla.  La Jolla Shores Hotel graciously offered to host our stay and let us sample their wonderful food at The Shores Restaurant. We’ve only been to La Jolla once for lunch and the aquarium, so we were […]

Dining with Shamu

One of our favorite things to do in San Diego is to spend a day or two at SeaWorld.  Really, what’s a trip to San Diego if  we don’t make it to visit the whales! There is so much to do at SeaWorld that we can never do it all, but some of my favorite […]

Hotel del Coronado

My family and I recently took a week long vacation to San Diego, Ca.   San Diego is a popular destination for us here in the Valley since it’s only a 6 hour drive from Phoenix.  Since we go so often, I wanted to try some new things and stay at some different hotels.  I […]