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Category: Family Travel Adventures

Family Fun Center in Tukwila, WA

Family Fun Center in Tukwila, WA

We recently visited the Seattle area in Washington state and we stayed near Tukwila’s Family Fun Center. This pacific northwest family travel destination has bowling, rides, bumper cars, go karts and more; something for all ages!

Great Family Hotel in Tukwila, WA with Breakfast & Pool

Great Family Hotel in Tukwila, WA with Breakfast & Pool

Our cold weather travels took us to the Seattle area for a few days. We stayed at the Comfort Suites hotel in Tukwila, WA which ended up being a great choice for our family because of the pool, hot breakfast and more!

Seattle Museum of Flight Family Visit

Seattle Museum of Flight Family Visit

Rainy days are perfect for going to a museum and learning about history. Our recent trip to Washington took us to the Seattle Museum of Flight where we learned about the history of aviation and saw lots of airplanes. My kids enjoyed sitting in fighter jet cockpits and wandering through the spacious airplane exhibits. I enjoyed learning about some of the details of World War I and World War II and looking at historical photographs. A family could easily spend an entire day at the Seattle Museum of Flight, get lunch at the cafe and watch one of the IMAX presentations. The Museum of Flight is a great Pacific Northwest family trip destination.

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Family Tour of Moon Valley Organics Farm

Family Tour of Moon Valley Organics Farm

How fun would it be to visit a local farm that makes amazing herbal skincare products and supports sustainability within the community? We had the chance to do just that and visit the Moon Valley Organics farm in Deming, Washington.

Pros and Cons of Taking Your Kids On Vacation

Pros and Cons of Taking Your Kids On Vacation

Taking your kids on vacation can be one of the most positive things you can do to improve your bond as a family. A family vacation allows you to create lifelong memories and joy. Consider these pros and cons when planning your next family vacation.

10 Family Activities in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

10 Family Activities in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Traveling to fancy towns can be a little tricky with kids. For example, it’s not as easy to go to a classy restaurant or shop at boutique stores with a gaggle of toddlers. But when we travel, we have our 3 small children in tow. Here are some fun family-friendly activities we found in the gorgeous California town of  Carmel by the Sea.
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Feather Hair Accessories & Essential Oil Skincare

Feather Hair Accessories & Essential Oil Skincare

Summer weather comes with bugs, and hiking with kids comes with scraped knees. I’m excited to share some natural solutions to both of these problems, as well as our fun DIY feather embellished hair accessories!

10 San Francisco Family Activities

10 San Francisco Family Activities

We found plenty of San Francisco family activities during our summer trip down the West Coast. We enjoyed visiting the Exploratorium and strolling down Pier 39; just a few of our top picks for experiencing San Francisco with kids.

8 Budget-Friendly Pacific NW Family Travel Destinations

8 Budget-Friendly Pacific NW Family Travel Destinations

This summer we took a trip down the West Coast with our young family. We choose budget-friendly destinations that would be interesting and feasible for young kids to enjoy. We enjoyed forest hikes and picnic lunches, walked along fern-lined canyons and deserted beaches, and visited several gorgeous vineyards. Here are some of our favorite stops in Washington and Oregon that were fun, inexpensive, and memorable for us to visit with kids.

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Mount St. Helens Ape Cave & Lava Tubes Family Visit

Mount St. Helens Ape Cave & Lava Tubes Family Visit

We love exploring new places with our kids. I’m excited to share the highlights from our family visit to Mount St. Helens lava tubes and Ape Cave in Washington State.

Vancouver Aquarium Family Trip Destination

Vancouver Aquarium Family Trip Destination

This spring we had a chance to visit the Vancouver Aquarium in Canada. My kids had a lot of fun learning about many different sea creatures and observing a wide variety of fish and marines animals up close!

Family Adventures with Joovy

Family Adventures with Joovy

Traveling with young kids or even going shopping can be tricky. As soon as we had our 3rd child, we knew we needed to figure out some creative ways to escape the house with 3 kids. I wasn’t eager to leave the house with a newborn and two toddlers, so for a few months I only did errands if my husband could watch at least one child. Slowly I got used to the idea and now it’s a lot easier to take all three kids with me but I’ve still experienced some near-impossible events of having to corral the kids through the parking lot or chase them down while holding my purse and a baby. I’ve found the most effective way to keep track of my two toddlers is to trap them in the stroller, or let my more responsible daughter walk and trap my 2-year-old and 1-year-old in the stroller. I absolutely love our Joovy Caboose Ultralight. It has everything; seats, platforms, secure restraints, pockets, pouches, storage areas, and it easily folds up to fit in the trunk of my Civic. It feels just as streamlined as a regular stroller except that it fits two kids! I’m excited to share why I love this stroller, a basic essential for any family who enjoys getting out with young kids!
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Best RV Trip Planning Resources

Best RV Trip Planning Resources

Planning a cross country RV trip involves choosing destinations, routes, stops and activities. I’m excited to share some of the best resources I found for RV trip planning as well as some of my personal trip planning tips!

Family Day at the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo

Family Day at the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo

Our family loves going on adventures. We have 3 young kids which can make it challenging to find the right adventures to go on. Our recent family trip took us to Seattle where we visited one of our favorite places, the Woodland Park Zoo!

Innovative Travel Essentials from Star Kids Products

Innovative Travel Essentials from Star Kids Products

The holidays are always a busy time of year, whether you are home or traveling. If you do venture out into the bustling travel scene, it can be a long trip for your kids in the car or even on the airplane. Star Kids Products has several creative solutions for engaging your kids in tight travel spaces. My kids bounce from one toy to the next at home, but if they are stuck in a car seat during road trips, they welcome anything they can hold in their lap. This Snack and Play Travel Tray and Play n Go tray table cover by Star Kids Products both offer portable play to engage your kids while on the go.

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