Hi, we’re Kris and Trang of the Califoreigners. We originally started the blog in 2017, focusing on travel, but a lot has changed for our family in the years since launch. The two most significant changes were the birth of our two beautiful girls and the loss of our beloved dog Toffer. Family duties really brought our posts to a standstill for years. Not wanting to give up on the blog, we decided to turn Califoreigners.com into a family blog. One that focuses on things families can do around California & abroad
The change to family content in late 2019 has made a big difference. Our weekends are full of fun activities, and we’re building lasting memories as a family.
How’d We Become “Califoreigners”
I stumbled upon the word Califoreigner on my first trip to the Philippines in 2008. An older lady came up and asked me, “Where are you from?” I asked her to guess, and she said in broken English, “You look like Califoreigner!” I laughed, thinking she had butchered the word Californian, but I liked her version more.
In a way, Califoreigners fits. When we travel, we stick out like a sore thumb. They would always know that we were Americans. Equally impressive is that most locals always guess we’re Californian, and we think that’s great! We love California and consider ourselves lucky to live here. So when it came down to what we should name our blog, I instantly remembered Califoreigners. I couldn’t believe how well it went with what we wanted to do with this site. Being a California based travel bloggers, we decided to go with it.
Rediscovering California With Our Kids
We live in such a fantastic state. California is full of famous landmarks, natural wonders, and great food. With two younger girls, we aren’t able to travel abroad as much as we want. So did something crazy, bought a Sprinter Van, and started exploring California. Searching for fun things to do with Kids, seasonal events, and stand-out foods.
That doesn’t mean we’re going to stop posting about our favorite travels. Traveling is a real passion for us, and part of who we are as a couple. We got engaged in Spain, married in the Philippines, and announced our first baby in Greece. So it’s safe to say that we can’t wait to share the world with our girls.
Here We Go
Moving forward, the Califoreigners blog will explore California as a family, Be it Hikes, Farms, Parks, or Kids’ Museums. Hope you join us for the journey 🙂