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Does your family get super excited when you hear your city is building a new park? A few years ago, my city got its first “inclusive playground” and I immediately went online to figure out what that meant.
I’ve been trying to plan a trip to the Oregon Coast for the past 3 years. I remember going there when I was little and playing on the sandy beach. So, when I had the opportunity to check out the Inn at Cape Kiwanda, I jumped on it!
I’ve been wanting to explore the Tillamook cheese factory since I was a kid. My great-grandma used to live in Salem, Oregon and we always talked about stopping there when we visited her. But, we never got around to it.
So, when I heard about the new Tillamook Creamery that opened a few months ago, I figured we needed to plan a weekend trip to the Oregon Coast with our kids!
One of our favorite things to do on weekends here in Seattle is exploring nearby cities for a PNW getaway. This past weekend, Visit Kent WA invited my family on a press trip to discover what makes Kent such a kid-friendly place in Washington State.
School’s out and there’s really no better place to spend the summer than the Pacific Northwest.
I’m a Seattle girl, born and raised, and I love Northwest summer adventures. With our green trees, glistening lakes, babbling brooks, snow-capped mountains, and rocky beaches, there are countless Pacific Northwest family vacation ideas.
When I was little, we didn’t go on many vacations. But, one of the family vacations that sticks out is visiting Winthrop, WA. I remember our family driving into this quaint Western town and feeling like we had stepped back in time.
This post was originally published August 30, 2016 and updated May 19, 2018.
The Butchart Gardens is a world famous garden located near Victoria, British Columbia in Canada. It’s about a 40 minute drive from downtown Victoria and it’s the most popular thing to do in Victoria, BC.
We saved the world-famous The Butchart Gardens for the last day of our Babymoon in Victoria so we’d end strong. We hopped on the CVS Tour bus located directly in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Our guide was humorous and gave us a lot of background information about The Butchart Gardens and the Butchart family during the 40 minute drive. When we arrived, we felt like we had a solid understanding of the place, which made exploring even more fun!
Funko is a pop culture brand that designs highly collectible products like vinyl figures, action toys, plushies, clothing, housewares, and accessories. Their products appeal to a diverse audience. You’ve probably seen their items on display in office cubicles, as well as kids’ rooms. They feature characters from Star Wars, Disney films, Marvel & DC Comics, cult classic movies and more! The list is endless as they are constantly launching new products.
You want to know when you’ve truly “made it” in this world? You’ll know when Funko makes a vinyl figure of you!
The Pacific Science Center is a great stop for tourists and locals alike when visiting Seattle Center. Not only do they house fabulous exhibits year-round suitable for kids and adults, but they also have really interesting traveling exhibits. The Pacific Science Center is a fun thing to do in Seattle with kids of all ages. It’s also the ultimate place to watch an IMAX movie.
Note: This post was originally published October 31, 2016 and updated April 23, 2018.
Like many of you, I’m spending today reflecting back on 2017. At this time last year, our family was trying to balance a newborn and toddler while settling into our new home. We also were nervous for our first family trip. To say that it was a stressful time would be an understatement!
Is reading THE POLAR EXPRESS one of your family’s holiday traditions? I vaguely remember a teacher reading it to my class in elementary school, but hadn’t given it a thought until last year. While looking up holiday events to do with my toddler, I discovered this POLAR EXPRESS experience in Squamish, British Columbia. We read the book and watched the movie before we went. My toddler was in heaven and I knew that I wanted to do it again this year. But, I like to change things up and make each of our holiday experiences unique. So this year, we headed to Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum for their version of THE POLAR EXPRESS™. We were there last year with a toddler and it was super fun.