Sara Pittman

Sara Pittman

Sara Pittman is a writer/blogger and mother of 3. She writes about the reality of parenting and the love and chaos of life as a wife and mother with plenty of humor and sarcasm. Traveling and outdoor adventure are something that she is most passionate about and will always make time for with her family.


This Is Why Your Kids Will Love Zion National Park

Hiking means exercise. Outdoors means adventure. Adventure means fun and exploration which is everything a kid could ask for. Zion National Park in Springdale, Utah, allows children to explore in caves, experience  breathtaking views, run, imagine, and hike. Watching this can only make you, as a parent, smile and reveal your own inner child. It’s a win win situation that enables you to leave all the worry and cares of “daily life” at home and focus on fun and fresh air. Discover the Adventure!  Family road trips seem to be our signature way to vacation. A road trip is...

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Shh, Don’t Tell: 5 Places Only San Diego Locals Know

At the southwestern tip of San Diego, CA lies a hidden gem of activities. A full day trip of adventure and exploration for the whole family. Parks, hiking, sights, history and an organic farm where you can visit and pick your own fruits and vegetables. All you need to do is supply your lunch. No traffic and no crowds. Within a 5 mile radius, you have the mountains, the ocean and two working farms. You can enjoy hiking, geocaching and gardening before or after you explore the beach and visit the southwestern tip of the united States that borders...

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Summertime In Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA is known for its winter fun. Snow-capped mountains and ski lifts provide the perfect backdrop for holiday fun in a white wonderland. But what happens when the weather warms up? Well, I’ll tell you! Gorgeous sunshine, sunny and temps of 75 with hiking and mountain biking trails. A pristine blue lake surrounded by green mountain peaks. Fishing, boating and tubing adventures await you and your family. Breathe in that fresh mountain air and explore the wilderness around you with WARM weather and blue skies overhead. Big Bear Family Getaway With an summer weekend where temperatures would...

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Take A Tour Of Tecate, Mexico

In the southeastern mountains of San Diego County lies the small and rural Mexican border town of Tecate, Mexico. Family oriented with a strong sense of community, the town has streets lined with taco stands, seafood shops, bakeries, ice cream parlors, and handcrafted souvenir store fronts with a colorful town square right in the middle. Immerse yourself in the relaxed and laid back style of Tecate, Mexico, and experience the kindness and talents of its people.   Tecate is a Family Adventure! On a beautifully sunny day, my family and I made an impromptu trip to Tecate, Mexico. A...

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Making Memories with the Panasonic DMC-ZS60

Purchasing a camera is a big deal these days. Our lives are so busy that sometimes we forget how precious family memories are. Our photos are so very important!  Vacations, life events, or even a simple trip to the park can all be captured and treasured forever. That should make the decision to buy a camera a no brainer.  A camera that is user friendly with quality photos, fun filters and impressive video clarity is a must have. Fortunately, I found the perfect one. The Panasonic DMC-ZS60 is a breath of fresh air as far as electronics go. Exceptional photo quality with...

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Bring Your Kids And Your Dogs To Solvang, California

Just outside of Santa Barbara, California, sits the quaint and incredibly picturesque town of Solvang, California. This is a Danish town founded in 1911. The buildings are modeled after traditional architecture in Denmark. Danish food, Danish history and Danish souvenirs abound. This destination is just a five hour drive north from San Diego, California, but with a feeling as though you are worlds away. Solvang has a unique old world charm full of history that must be experienced. Come eat, explore, and enjoy! Road Trip to Solvang with the Whole Family – Dogs Too! My family loves road trips and we...

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Gold Mining Tours In Julian, California

  Julian isn’t just for pie!! Julian, California is a small town tucked away in the mountains above San Diego county. Surrounded by National Forest, apple orchards, hiking trails and wildlife, it is a welcome getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Main Street is lined with family-owned mom and pop shops selling eclectic gifts and unique handmade items. The many restaurants and pie shops serving made-from-scratch dishes will cater to any craving. While most people may know Julian for its famous apple pie, many may not know that Julian has a deep history rooted in gold...

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Yuma, Arizona Is Fun For The Whole Family

Spring Break with kids can be expensive! I try to get creative and plan things that my children will enjoy, but also something that can be secretly educational…shhh!  Yuma Arizona might not seem like a  popular vacation destination, but you would be very pleasantly surprised! Adventure and history can be found where you least expect it. This is a budget friendly trip with memories that will last a lifetime. Bring your curiosity and a camera! Why on earth would you want to go to Yuma?? Read on and find out! What to Do in Yuma, Arizona Just as you arrive...

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Discover the Majestic Beauty of Telluride – Not Just in Winter

Telluride Colorado is a gorgeous small town nestled in the Southwest Mountain range. Known mostly for its winter skiing, Telluride has so much more to offer. It’s majestic, magnificent, awe inspiring, all year round. The Drive to Telluride As we ascended into the mountains we all became silent, staring at the landscape around us. We were seeing live things we’d only seen in art galleries and wilderness calendars. The trip is breathtaking, and the road is winding. If anyone in your family has car sickness tendencies, bring motion sickness medicine and avoid the stress. The trip will also take you...

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Celebrate History at Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado was created after ancient cliff dwellings were discovered in the sides of the rock face high in the canyon walls in the 1800’s. These ruins were built by Ancestral Pueblo People in and around 700 AD. It’s one of the best preserved pieces of history in the United States. The Wonders of Mesa Verde National Park I LOVE history and had been wanting to bring my children here to see the amazing ruins of Mesa Verde National Park. We were traveling to Colorado to visit family and this activity was No. 1...

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