We finally escaped the suburbs and the 9-5 lifestyle to embrace our dreams of living as a writer and an entrepreneur at the beach! With our toddler in tow, we're traveling to all the beaches in California and wherever else our newfound freedom takes us. What's important in a family vacation: Stroller-friendly amenities and walking paths Activities for toddlers and small children Casual, beachy vibe Perks for parents Close restaurants and kid-friendly hotels We love to travel, walk and spend time with Baby J, our sandy 17-month-old. Dad also surfs when the waves behave. Get California beach advice and travel tips and check out our beach life blog, live from Carlsbad, CA. Hope to see you soon on the sand!