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YOU WENT WHERE? CALICO GHOST TOWN (WITH KIDS)

When first planning a road trip to Vegas, I wanted to break up the drive with stops along the way. World’s Tallest Thermometer in Baker Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch in Victorville Calico Ghost Town in Yermo During our July trip, knowing we were hours ahead of my family, we pulled off the freeway just a…

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HATER REHAB: My hour with Kim Kardashian

I recently gained a new perspective for Kim Kardashian, one of the Key Note Speakers at BlogHer16. Her two mantras were universal and useful. “Be the best you – do what is within your comfort zone and what makes you feel confident!”  “More Love, No Hate.”  We all have a right to define our personal…

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CIRCUS VARGAS: Be Present: It’ll Blow Your Mind!

These days live entertainment and family traditions find themselves competing with, and wondering how to beat, the virtual realities so many people live in. People shape their own ideal lives in social media or step into and succeed in any role in a make-believe dimension – how does one top that? Under the big top,…

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PARENT MUSIC FESTIVAL TRAINING PROGRAM – Part 3 of 3

Last session before your music festival event! You’ve trained for loud levels and longevity! You’ve prepped for festival fun. Couch to Music Festival: Parents Training Guide Again, while this applies to Wango Tango, the program easily adapts to Coachella, Stagecoach, or other festivals. ATTIRE: Most music festivals take place outdoors during the spring or summer….

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PARENT MUSIC FESTIVAL TRAINING PROGRAM – Part 2 of 3

First, we kicked off and ramped up music festival endurance training. Now, focus shifts to comfort during and after the event!  While this applies to Wango Tango, one can easily adapt the program to Coachella or Stagecoach or longer events. Couch to Music Festival: Parents Training Guide (con’t) VOICE CONDITIONING: Being an “adoring fan” may…

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PARENT MUSIC FESTIVAL TRAINING PROGRAM – Part 1 of 3

Ecstatic, after buying 2 tickets to Wango Tango music festival for my daughter and I (for her birthday); Sentimental, having attended the same festival 17 years ago but now passing the torch; Thrilled, as every single artist tops our list of faves; Panicked, as mosh-pit concerns blind-sided me; Relieved, upon viewing my assigned seats; and…