Sometimes mama needs a time out, too. Not because she was naughty but because the kid’s whining, the chore’s dragging, the laundry piling, it can all become too much. To be a better mommy and wife, she sometimes needs to ditch the kids and the hubby and spend a weekend away with girlfriends. A restorative place to do this is in the rolling hills of the wine country in Temecula, California.
It’s no secret travel can hurt the environment. Most travelers, though, would be stunned to know, according to a recent study conducted by Nature Climate Change, curiosity and reverent spirit contributes to 8 percent of global greenhouse emissions. But there are travel-related companies taking responsibility for the damage their businesses cause by finding ways to offset their practices.
For some, summer doesn’t start until the wet drops from their kid’s perfectly executed cannonball lands on their body. Lounging and playing in the pool are huge parts of summer fun and many hotels created programs to extend that fun in new directions, thus creating the perfect poolcation.
By Hainan Airlines
On the coast of California lies a laid-back little beach town having a love affair with the dogs and children that live and visit. Everywhere you look in Pismo Beach, you’ll find pooches on leashes and kids running in circles around beaches and promenades. About a three-hour drive from both Los Angeles, where we had come from, and San Francisco, it was the idea of the beach dunes that drew us over part of our spring break. We’d seen pictures of all-terrain vehicles soaring over hills of sand, a complicated latticework of desert that dipped and rose across the horizon, spilling into the waves of the ocean.