Why the Four Seasons Maui Wailea is an ideal destination for solo travel

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Why the Four Seasons Maui Wailea is an ideal destination for solo travel.

 

I was never a fan of traveling without my husband, or family, or a girlfriend, and for the past 17 years that I have known my husband, we have often traveled as a couple and explored destinations together.  However, on Mother’s Day in 2014, it all changed and I had to hold the suitcase to a solo ride. The unplanned destiny, however, made me realize that sometimes, it’s perfectly alright to travel alone, where I could be, just me! And spend time doing nothing at all, or perhaps do whatever I want whether it is the obvious spa treatments or long uninterrupted walks or even rest without the sound of screaming kids, or inquiring husband!

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10 Things to do with your family on Martin Luther King Day in Palo Alto and surrounding areas

 

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Day 2016, we reflect on his message of unity, peace, tolerance and equality for mankind. To commemorate his birthday, which is in fact a national holiday, government offices, Local, State and Federal Courts, banks, post offices, and even libraries will be closed. However, we have found 10 things you can do with your family in Palo Alto and the surrounding areas.

 

  1. Tree planting with Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, NFL and Verizon in East Palo Alto at MLK Jr. Park, at 9:30 am.

In an attempt to promote stronger and healthier communities by means of urban forests that, undoubtedly, benefit us all, Canopy, in collaboration with NFL and Verizon, invites us all to plant over 60 shrubs and trees at Martin Luther King Park. The event includes a Ceremonial Mayor’s Tree Planting. A fun family activity that young and old will definitely enjoy alike.

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10 Fantastic things to do with your children in Palo Alto this Holiday Season

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Hello, magic holiday mirth! One thing is for sure: The Holiday Season is meant to be fun and joyful for old and young alike. Especially this season here in Palo Alto,  there are quite a few special events to keep everyone’s spirits high. Do you feel like making your children’s holiday really special this year? Here are some events you might want to consider.

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On the Run in New York: Marathon, Reunion and a whole lot of fun

 

Last weekend, we all followed my husband, Stew, to New York as he participated in the New York City Marathon. Although Stew travels to New York for meetings regularly, and I had been due to layovers and a family celebration, we had not been back there as a family in over two years. So, when Stew mentioned that he was running his 4th NYC Marathon, we all wanted to be there to support him.

 

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So my husband is running the New York City Marathon

 

 

Earlier on this year my husband came to the family at one of our meetings and suggested that he wanted to run the NYC marathon. The kids needed to get an explanation on what it meant, and I have to admit that I was a little stunned. I had seen photos of my husband running two New York City marathons before, but that was when he was almost half his age, looked like a plank,  and weighed as much as a feather. It seemed far fetched now, but as a very supportive wife and mother of three young kids, of course I agreed to be his biggest fan.

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8 Apple picking orchards near Palo Alto

Apple picking near Palo Alto

 

Apple picking near Palo Alto

Though many of us may feel sad that summer is over, focusing on all the fun activities that fall brings will wash that sadness away. And apple picking in a delightful orchard is just the right activity to keep the whole family entertained…and healthy.  Moving to Palo Alto from New York, the changing seasons is something that we miss, and the apple picking tradition that our family had come to appreciate.  So, I have been doing some research on apple picking orchards near Palo Alto, and below you can find a list 8 of the best orchards in the near Palo Alto.

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