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Essential Gear for Your Family Road Trip

Essential Gear for Your Family Road Trip

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!

California Glamping & Family Road Trip Ideas

California Glamping & Family Road Trip Ideas

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!

Family Adventure Hike Through Zion National Park

Family Adventure Hike Through Zion National Park

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.
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Streamlined Diapering Solution & Summer Basics

Streamlined Diapering Solution & Summer Basics

DiaperQuick is a streamlined bag that provides a clean spot to change a diaper AND holds a few essentials such as 2 to 3 diapers, wipes, a tube of diaper cream and even an extra shirt for my little man. Family adventures just got easier!

4 Smart Installations to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

4 Smart Installations to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

It’s easy to keep your house secure when you leave home for an extended trip. These simple ideas and devices will help you make sure your home is safe and in good condition when you return.

Family Fun Center in Tukwila, WA

Family Fun Center in Tukwila, WA

One of the trickiest things about traveling with young kids can be finding activities for them to enjoy. After a long day in the car my kids are ready to get out and run or do something fun! 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 something for all ages. My younger kids enjoyed the kids rides and climbing on the massive play structure. Family Fun Center activities for older kids and teenagers include laser tag, bowling, the XD Theater Experience with different shows you can choose from, bumper cars, go karts and arcade games!

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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

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!

Save Family Memories with Picture Keeper Connect

Save Family Memories with Picture Keeper Connect

The holidays are a great time for making family memories and capturing precious moments. I love using my Nikon DSLR Camera and my Android smartphone to take photos and create videos of my family. My camera allows me to capture higher quality photos and my phone is great for spontaneous snapshots especially on the go. I take lots of photos of my kids so it’s equally as important to me to have a way to protect my photos from accidental deletion. Picture Keeper Connect offers a simple way of backing up family photos from a phone and transferring photo files to a tablet or computer!

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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

Traveling with young kids? This summer we took a family trip down the West Coast. Here are some of our favorite stops in Washington and Oregon that were fun, inexpensive, and memorable for us to visit with kids.

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 and we always try to travel in a way that keeps the kids happy and maintains regular schedules and nap routines. When we planned our summer trip down the Washington, Oregon and California coast, my husband spent quite a lot of time researching interesting family-friendly travel destinations along the West Coast. Here are the highlights from our family visit to the Mount St. Helens lava tubes and Ape Cave in Washington State.

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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!

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 also have 3 young kids which can make it challenging to find the right adventures to go on. Last year we decided to purchase an RV to make camping, road trips, and exploring new places a whole lot easier. Our RV is awesome because our kids can nap on the go, use the bathroom, and enjoy a fairly normal routine in our home away from home! Our first trip took us to Seattle where we visited one of our favorite places, the Woodland Park Zoo! Our kids have always loved seeing all the unique animals that live at the zoo, skipping along the zoo pathways, and enjoying the kid-friendly and sensory activities offered by the zoo. The day we visited the zoo was very typical of Seattle weather; misty and overcast. The weather didn’t dampen our adventurous spirits!
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