A former travel and spa writer, Beth swapped airline miles and body wraps for long stroller walks and quick showers once she had children. An avid animal lover, vegan and environmentalist, Beth started her blog Petite Planet in 2007 with a mission to help save the planet for future generations. She was the Managing Editor of Inhabitots for six years before joining the Red Tricycle team. Beth considers San Diego a slice of paradise and is thrilled to live in such a beautiful city with her husband, daughter, son and dog. Follow Beth on Twitter and learn more about her at bethshea.com.

Favorite place to play outdoors: Del Mar Beach and Children’s Nature Retreat

Favorite cafe to fuel up on caffeine: Lofty Coffee

Favorite restaurants to take the kids: True Food and Flower Child

Favorite hidden gem/daycation escape: Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens & Nursery

Favorite pitstop for sweet treats: Bake Sale Patti

Always in my bag: Thinkbaby sunscreen, Annie’s Fruit bunnies and GoMacro bars!

Most daring thing you’ve ever done with your kids locally: For her 8th birthday, I took my daughter to see Taylor Swift’s concert at Petco Park along with a crowd of 45,000 San Diegans. That was an adventure!

Contact Beth: beth@redtri.com