Traveling this summer? Don’t forget to pack these travel essentials to use in the car and during your family adventures. Some basic gear can make family travel much easier and long road trips fun for kids too!
What do you like to do when the weather gets warmer? Our family loves to travel and explore new places. Our recent family road trip took us to destinations in California, Utah & Colorado. Here are some of the highlights from our family road trip adventures!
The best travel destinations are places for families to make memories, get some exercise and enjoy some good old family fun. Zion National Park is a great place to visit and go on a family hike — even with young kids! We enjoyed exploring the canyon paths, walking in the river and taking in the gorgeous views on all sides.
Traveling in the winter can be a fun way to mix up your family’s routine and spend some quality time together. When choosing a hotel on a family trip, it’s helpful to research destinations ahead of time so you know how long it will take to get there and which amenities are available for your family to enjoy. We’ve found that family travel especially with young kids goes much more smoothly with a little thoughtful planning.
Visit the Seattle Museum of Flight on your next trip to Washington. My kids enjoyed sitting in fighter jet cockpits, exploring the air traffic control tower and seeing big airplanes up close. I’m excited to share the highlights of our visit!
Our wedding day was colorful, casual and attended by friends and family who knew us best. To celebrate our 10th anniversary milestone we thought it would be fun to re-purpose my wedding dress and take Trash the Dress photos!
Where we live Winter can be a season of “cabin fever” with little ones at home. It takes a lot of effort to bundle them all up just to get outside for half an hour but it is always worth it! I’ve noticed that my kids always come back inside feeling refreshed from getting their energy out and breathing in the fresh air outdoors.
Rainy or snowy days can still be adventurous opportunities to play outside with some extra gear. And if we have to go somewhere, rain and snow gear is essential for staying warm on the go!
Learning how to swim is a great skill kids can use year round and swimming lessons are especially important for water safety. Sun Tail Mermaid fins are a fun way to encourage kids to learn how to swim and get comfortable around water.
My kids love playtime activities that are interactive and creative! Kids can dress up with Wild Things Animal Blankets, play with homemade glitter slime or create art on a chalkboard table to make the shortened fall days a little more interesting.
Today we had lots of fun at the New Leaf Nursery fall festival! We stopped on the way home from my daughter’s soccer game and she immediately spotted the colorful bounce houses and “Zorb” inflatable balls. This Coeur d’Alene nursery family day offered plenty of free things to do too; a petting zoo, a hay bale maze, rock painting and beautiful fall flowers to view.
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.
It can be exciting when it comes time to pick out a car, even when it’s not your first. These 4 tips can help you avoid hidden issues with used cars and make your future car shopping experience much easier.
Summer can be filled with lots of fun and adventures. My kids love water, which means we regularly go swimming, use our hot tub, play in the sprinkler, and enjoy afternoons in the boat on the lake. Water activities can be lots of fun as well as create some possible hazards. These water safety tips shared by a father and police officer can help parents keep kids safe during family water activities. Also don’t miss our summer gear family must-haves and review of DryFins chafe-free swim trunks below!