Kia Soul: Great Vehicle for City Dwellers and College Students

by Chrystal Johnson April 12, 2014

Last month, Zoë’s school took a field trip to the California Science Center. I love her school because the whole family is always invited to come along on field trips. So of course we took the whole family. Even though I have lived in Southern California my whole life, I had never been there so I […]

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Tips for Planning a Spa Retreat

by Chrystal Johnson December 20, 2013

If you could plan any sort of vacation for yourself, what would it be? For me, my dream vacation would definitely need to include a day at the spa! What mom doesn’t need a day to herself to unwind and rejuvenate? There is something just so healing about getting a good massage and being taken […]

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Mazda6: A Great Family Car That’s Fun to Drive

by Chrystal Johnson December 11, 2013

I drove the Mazda3 a few months ago and really liked it, so I was excited to have the opportunity to drive a Mazda6 a few weeks ago. Brian, the girls and I were headed on a drive to Hollywood to visit the Hollywood Wax Museum and we took the Mazda6 on that road trip. […]

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Family Fun at the Hollywood Wax Museum

by Chrystal Johnson December 9, 2013

About a month ago, I shared my best tips for road trips with kids and mentioned that our next road trip would be to the Hollywood Wax Museum. Well we finally went and I’m back to share our experience with you! Did you know the Hollywood Wax Museum is the longest-running wax museum in the […]

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Dreaming of a Vacation in Puerto Rico

by Chrystal Johnson December 4, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t know about you, but the recent cold weather has me dreaming of lounging on a tropical beach somewhere. However, the idea of boarding plane, flying across the world and dealing with custom […]

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Feel Safe Driving Your Family in the Mitsubishi Outlander GT

by Chrystal Johnson November 26, 2013

Last month, I headed to Vegas with Brian and the girls for the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas. It’s about a 3-hour drive for us (well, closer to 4 hours with the kids – lots of potty breaks), so I was very excited that we got to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander GT. There’s no […]

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Adventurous Restaurants Around the World

by Chrystal Johnson November 25, 2013

Sponsored Article Do you enjoy dining out when you travel? What is the most interesting restaurant you’ve ever dined at? What was the experience like? I love trying out new restaurants when we travel. When we lived in Uruguay for a year, it was so much fun walking down the street and discovering a new […]

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A Fun-Filled Trip to Paso Robles with Girlfriends

by Chrystal Johnson October 20, 2013

Disclosure: The costs of the events and activities for Fitcation were defrayed by sponsors, and the attendees were contractually obligated to write a summary of the experience and also received free swag items. However, the thoughts and opinions I’m sharing in this post are honest and my own. I have always wanted to go to […]

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Beyond the Clubs: Family Friendly Magaluf

by Chrystal Johnson October 14, 2013

Sponsored Article When families are going on holiday to Mallorca many avoid Magaluf because of its party reputation. And, while it’s world-renowned bars and clubs do make it a mecca for those wanting to dance, and drink, the summer away, there are also plenty of top notch family-friendly attractions surrounding the resort. On a recent […]

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The Only Way to Cruise the Coast is in a Hybrid

by Chrystal Johnson October 9, 2013

Last weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to fly to San Francisco and drive a Ford C-MAX Hybrid down the coast to Pebble Beach along with 13 other bloggers. I had never driven down that part of the coast, so I was really excited about it! If you were following along on Instagram, you probably […]

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