48 Hours in..., Travel

Back in 2003, I applied to work at an academic summer camp. I’m a math teacher after all. The application brochure came my way and one thing about the camp peeked my interest…


There was a site location in Honolulu, Hawaii.

So I applied for that.

And I was hired!

But when my paper work arrived, no Hawaii. I was slated to work somewhere in California called Santa Cruz.

Figuring I must have put California as my second choice site location, I then needed to figure out where the heck Santa Cruz was! Little did I know I would be spending the best three summers of my life in this funny, California beach town.

Last August I finally returned to this town I loved. I could not wait to revisit, reminisce and bring my kids to Santa Cruz. And I am beyond excited to share all the great food, hotels and things to do in Santa Cruz with the Momma To Go readers!

Things to do in Santa Cruz California | California Vacation | California Road Trip |Santa Cruz Boardwalk | Things to do in California | Family Travel California | Family Vacation |Amusement Parks | Santa Cruz California Beaches | California Travel with Kids | Santa Cruz with Kids #California #SantaCruz #Travel #FamilyTravel

24 Hours in… Santa Cruz, California

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I turned off the lukewarm water and stepped out of the shower. I really thought a quick rinse would make me feel better. Twelve hours in the 100-degree Disneyland heat will wear you down and I was a sweaty mess.

Friday night I went to bed feeling slightly cleaner, but still a bit dizzy. A little nauseous. I fell sleep thinking about the next day’s drive to San Diego.

I tossed and turned through the night – nothing new to me on this California trip. The combo of hotel pillows and jetlag meant I was rolling over every couple of hours. Except tonight, each roll gave me the spins. I felt like I was intoxicated. Which was ironic, because Disneyland doesn’t even serve alcohol and this was the first night on the weeklong vacation that I hadn’t drank wine! I was exhausted from a long day at the park, but stone cold sober.

I woke up on Saturday, stood up and felt like the floor was spinning. I barely made it to the bathroom. I immediately knew I was not well. I looked at the clock.


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I am so excited to have another fabulous guest blogger today! Natasha and David are the bloggers behind Meldrums On The Move. They write about family travel and are eager to make family travel cheaper, easier and more enjoyable. I love that they are digital nomads and have been all over the world! #LifeGoals

Natasha wrote this awesome post about her hometown of Innerleithen, Scotland … a country that is definitely on my bucket list! Keep reading for everything you want to know about visiting Innerleithen!

A traveler's guide to Innerleithen, Scotland. What to do, where to eat, and where to stay. Insider insights from an Innerleithen native! #travel #scotland https://www.mommatogo.com

Innerleithen travel guide

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I am so excited to write my first travel related post here on Momma To Go. I anticipate that is what I will mainly focus on (with fitness and parenting being a close second), but over the last week I have been trying to get out seasonal content (Halloween costumes #1 and #2) and had both kids sick, so I am only just writing this now! I have so many important travel stories and great tips and tricks I want to share with you all. But I need to start with an article that will help you not only get the most out of your trip, but save you a ton of money as well. If you were ever interested in booking a home for a vacation accommodation, keep reading, I will help you navigate vacation rentals websites!

How to navigate Vacation Rentals Websites. The best tips for booking on VRBO or AirBnB. Vacation Rental Booking Tips #Vacation #Travel #TravelTips #FamilyTravel


Tips for booking a Beach House Vacation (and other Vacation Home Rentals)

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