Allison Laypath

Blogger, Tips For Family Trips

Allison lives near Salt Lake City, Utah and is Mom to two children: a nine-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son. Her husband also loves to travel. When their first child was four weeks old, they took her on a 2,000-mile road trip. That trip included a stay in unheated WWII military barracks in a state park. They survived that trip and have been traveling as a family ever since.

A few years later, Allison's five-year-old son was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. During his treatment, which included two surgeries, six rounds of chemotherapy and many weeks in the hospital, memories of happy family vacations and dreams of future adventures helped keep the family's spirits afloat. The day after he was declared cancer free, they celebrated by hitting the road for another family vacation.

Allison and her family like to get out of the house as often as they can, and they are familiar with both the well-known and out-of-the-way attractions throughout the State of Utah. Allison and her family enjoy all types of travel, but they especially love road trips, national parks and cruises.

Omni La Costa Restore and Spa is Fun for Families
January 12, 2015
Omni La Costa Resort and Spa is a luxury resort in sunny Carlsbad, California. It is one of the best-rated family resorts in the U.S. and is a top golf and spa destination as well. Carlsbad makes a great base for a Southern California family vacation. This year-round beach town is the home of LEGOLAND California and near the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It's a short drive from all of the family activities in San Diego and a reasonable distance from Disneyland as well.
Report on TMS Family Travel Conference 2014
December 4, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, I went to LEGOLAND and SeaWorld without my kids. It was part of the Travel Media Showcase fall conference for family travel writers in Carlsbad, California. Friends and family have been interested in the details of the trip, so I'm sharing the experience here. About 40 writers - nearly all bloggers - were selected to attend the TMS Family Travel Conference from around the United States, as well as a number of peer presenters. Attendees applied for invitations months in advance. Sponsors, including Visit Carlsbad and Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, covered the cost of the conference.
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