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Children’s Discovery Museum In San Jose Review

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We were on holiday in the States recently and stayed in San Jose for a few weeks, visiting friends. As we tried to combine quality indoor time (hiding from the heat) and lots of outdoor fun, we came across the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose. If you’re ever around and have a small child to entertain, don’t hesitate to …

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Review: Independent Guide to Disneyland 2016

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The Independent Guidebooks asked me to review their guide to Disneyland (California). It was an enjoyable task as I visited Disneyland in 2013 on honeymoon (though it was only a brief afternoon visit because we stayed in Huntington Beach). As a matter of fact, we are planning to visit again in the next 2 years. As a travel expert I’ve …

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Roaring Camp and The Redwood Grove Loop Trail (US)

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If you’re looking for a day out for a curious toddler and a husband with mild train obsession – this is the place to be near San Fransisco and Santa Cruz. We purchased our tickets online which is strongly recommended to avoid queueing. However, it will not save you the fight for seating, this bit was a little annoying with a …

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Monterey Bay Aquarium – great fun for kids and grown-ups

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I was a little bit sceptical about the day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium because aquariums normally just keep animals locked up like a zoo and train them to perform shows. We don’t like that. Well, the prejudice couldn’t be further from the truth. This one operates as a non-profit organisation and has a clear mission: conservation of the oceans, …

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The Upham Hotel and Counrty House Santa Barbara (US)

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Decided to dedicate a blog post to this hotel as I was really impressed. Slight mischap by booking 1 night on Expedia well ahead our trip and later decided to arrive a day earlier, so booked a separate night on Expedia again. Not quite get it, dear reader? Well, the owner who presumably jumped in to help out the reception …