Mary Farah

Mary Farah
Mary is a California native with a diverse professional background. She's been a theatre tech, event planner, and even a grocery account executive for Ty beanie babies. She launched her website, Along Comes Mary, in 2012 and found her passion is travel writing. Since then, she's had incredible opportunities that include media trips and working on the board of directors for IFWTWA, the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association. Mary lives in Simi Valley with her husband, Michael, their daughter, Mabel, and two adorable dogs.

Coming to Terms with my Toxic Mother

I’ve always thought it’s fun to celebrate my half-birthday. I have never done anything extravagant. Just maybe buy a “treat” or choose the pricier drink at Starbucks that day. Moving forward, I don’t know...

Palm Springs Makes a Great Family-Friendly Weekend

Have you ever considered Palm Springs for a family vacation? I would not have thought the desert oasis screams “take the kids.” Known for its hip vibes and a haven for the LGBTQ community,...

A Toddler-Approved Stay at Hofsas House Hotel

Carmel-by-the-Sea has been a staple since I began dating my now-husband. Each getaway has found us staying with Hofsas House Hotel in the center of town. We’ve tackled bringing our two very energetic dogs,...

Outside the Box Creation – Kid Gift Idea

It’s no secret I love to travel. My goal is to see all 50 USA states and much more of the world. While I love all of the “usual” reasons to travel (new scenery,...