Wine Tasting with Kids: Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez

Wine Tasting with Kids: Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez

It was a cool, clear morning at Firestone Winery in Los Olivos. As we waited for our winery tour to begin, our 5-year-old crushed acorns under her feet and studied the wall of bright red climbing ivy. There was another family scheduled for the tour, and we quickly learned that their home-schooled kids were pretty [...]

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Cool Gifts for Beach Lovers – Christmas and Beyond

Cool Gifts for Beach Lovers – Christmas and Beyond

Looking for the perfect gift for the beach lover on your list? Here are some cool gift ideas to inspire a tropical trip, hold a seaside memory or just delight a sandy kid. For Everyone Tommy Bahama Backpack Chair: There are beach chairs, and there are smart, comfy beach chairs with built-in coolers that you [...]

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Best Sand Toys for Babies and Toddlers

Best Sand Toys for Babies and Toddlers

Your baby already loves the sand… Loves to eat it, loves to roll in it, and if you have a toddler, loves to throw it! When you go to the beach, the best way to keep your baby entertained is by bringing the best sand toys. The simple bucket and shovel have been replaced by [...]

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