Port Townsend
Eclectic Port Townsend, City of Dreams on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

“Ah man! Now my jeans are soaked!” While our kids howled with laughter, my husband stared down at his pants dripping with sea water. I had little sympathy; if you are going to stomp on a massive kelp bulb hauled out of the ocean by your 7-year-old, you are going
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Tacoma Washington
11 Reasons to Visit Tacoma, Washington

Living on the West Coast of British Columbia, I’ve often heard mention of Tacoma. I knew it was slightly south of Seattle and home to the world renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly. But that was it, the full extent of my Tacoma knowledge. After 3 adventure packed days in the port-town
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See a great deal! February is Museum Month in Seattle

It’s Museum Month in Seattle! No matter where you live, winter getaways help break up the doldrums and February is the time to visit Seattle. From Feb. 1-28 get 1/2 price admission at over 40 Seattle museums when you stay at a participating hotel during the month of February!  Many of the
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KOA in Lynden, Washington
Camping Is As Easy as 1-2-3 at the KOA in Lynden, Washington

Prior to children my husband and I tented across Canada. We relied on the Parks Canada and provincial sites in planning our month-long trip. The following summer, pregnant with kid #1, we decided to visit the 13 most western states of the contiguous United States. How I wish I had stumbled
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Seattle for Couples
Seattle for Couples: It’s ok to be Sleepless!

In May 2000, a pair of 24-year-old newlyweds set forth on their honeymoon, a trip that included a scant 24 hours in Seattle Washington. Recently, those not-so-newlyweds, decided to celebrate their 15th anniversary with a dirty weekend in the city that they didn’t get to fully experience the first time
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Affordable Family Fun at Great Wolf Lodge!

Family vacations are fun and what childhood memories are made of. But let’s be honest, it is hard to do a family vacation on the cheap. Factor in accommodation, meals and entertainment and the bank account takes a hit. I’m always on the lookout for a family vacation that packs
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5 Music Festivals you can enjoy with kids
Sex, drugs, rock & roll and diapers? Music Festivals with Kids!

I’m by no means a festival addict, but I’ve been to a wide variety of music festivals since discovering them in high school. I wasn’t much more than a kid myself when I attended my first all weekend festival … but would I take my kids to a music festival?
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San Juan Islands
Family-Friendly Friday Harbor in Washington’s San Juan Islands

When you have little kids a successful family trip must be kid-friendly! I’m all for exposing our sons to opportunities that help them grow and mature, but let’s be honest if there isn’t a swing set, a local park, or a hands-on-button-pushing experience, the family trip will go sideways fast.
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wild horses monument near yakima washington
Travel Moments: Wild Horses Monument

Whenever my daughter runs like mad, hair streaming behind her, long limbs stretch out, she reminds me of a pony. I was vividly reminded of this when we stopped at the Wild Horses Monument in Central Washington recently. Officially called “Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies”, this artwork was installed as
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Family Travel: Road Tripping to Spokane

Normally the idea of being trapped in a car with my kids for several hours makes me cringe. I adore road trips, but my perception of them has been greatly altered with the addition of young children. However the drive to Spokane, Washington is an annual family tradition I can
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