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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.

Last updated on January 27th, 2019 at 09:15 pm

Now that we’re fully into our Back-to-School routine, I’m itching to plan some more trips! I’m always on the hunt for cool Pacific Northwest weekend getaways for Fall.

So, I asked some of my Seattle blogger friends to suggest their favorite Pacific Northwest weekend getaways. Plus, I added in a couple of our favorites, too!

Last updated on January 27th, 2019 at 09:57 pm

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!

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 05:13 pm

Pacific Northwest Family Vacation Ideas

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.

Last updated on September 7th, 2018 at 02:38 am

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!

Last updated on September 7th, 2018 at 02:49 am

What is Funko?

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!

Last updated on January 28th, 2019 at 08:29 pm

Seabrook WA is a community located at Pacific Beach on the Washington State Coast. Photo credit: Michael Palermiti, courtesy of Seabrook

I’ve been wanting to visit Seabrook, Washington for the past 5 years.

I first heard about it when I was working on a school auction and one of the families donated a week’s stay there.

I immediately Googled Seabrook WA and thought it looked like a charming seaside community. Then, I realized that the name Seabrook kept coming up when people talked about their summer plans.

Last updated on September 7th, 2018 at 03:00 am

Pacific Science Center with Toddlers

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.

Last updated on September 17th, 2018 at 10:15 pm

What is THE POLAR EXPRESS?

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.

Last updated on September 19th, 2018 at 08:42 pm

My husband and I are Washingtonians born and raised. So are our kids. We try to not to let the rainy weather keep us from enjoying the outdoors.

However, there are days in the Pacific Northwest where we feel discouraged. I’ve compiled a list of ways to explore Seattle with kids in the rain.

Hoping for sunshine? Read how to enjoy Northwest beaches with kids on this post.