San Francisco Area with Kids

San Francisco Area with Kids

This long weekend trip to San Francisco was a first for our family. We were able to get a great deal on flights from Seattle to Oakland on  Southwest. We paid under 18,000 Rapid Reward points for all four of us, round trip (we have one companion pass). San Francisco has been on my bucket list to visit as a family for years. But being that we were living on the East Coast previously, it was just such a hike….

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Weekend in The Hamptons with Kids

Weekend in The Hamptons with Kids

Where we Stayed Because we were only staying in the area for 2 nights we decided to get a hotel that was a good value. Many properties to rent require longer stays in the peak season. So we stayed at the Hyatt Place in Riverhead, NY. The location was good for us considering we were just spending one day checking out the area. If I were to stay for a week I would choose a location closer to the beaches…

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Weekend in Portland, Maine with Kids

Weekend in Portland, Maine with Kids

This past summer we decided to finally visit the last state in the Northeast that we had yet to as a family. We spent 3 nights in Portland, Maine as a long weekend trip. This was our last road trip of the summer and luckily the shortest amount of time in the car. The 4.5 hour trip turned into closer to 6 hours because of Friday evening traffic. But luckily the girls had plenty to keep themselves busy and food…

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Eventide Oyster Company, Portland, Maine

Eventide Oyster Company, Portland, Maine

Eventide Oyster Company was one  of those restaurants that came up in my search for “best restaurant in Portland, Maine” over and over again. So based on that consistency I added Eventide Oyster Company to my list of places to try in Portland. Step 1 – Get a table Does Eventide Oyster Company take reservations? Unfortunately, no… only if you have a larger party of 6 or more. So for the four of us we put our name in (after…

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Best Dim Sum in Portland, Maine

Best Dim Sum in Portland, Maine

Ever since eating amazing Dim Sum recently in both Seattle and New York City, we are always on the hunt for highly rated dim sum restaurants. I was pretty skeptical when my husband told me he wanted to try a dim sum restaurant when we were visiting Portland, Maine. The whole time I was thinking our whole trip to Portland would be all about the lobster, and didn’t even have dim sum on my radar. Empire Chinese Kitchen The place…

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The Holy Donut in Portland, Maine

The Holy Donut in Portland, Maine

When asking around for recommendations and reading reviews of must-eat-at restaurants in Portland, Maine I kept coming across The Holy Donut. Now, we are totally not donut people. I don’t even know how to spell donut, or is it doughnut? And no, it’s not because we are health conscious. Donuts are just not our thing. I will say that living in upstate New York, I do appreciate a warm and fresh apple cider donut in the fall. But honestly that one…

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Hershey’s Chocolate World

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Right before the main entrance to Hershey Park you will find Hershey’s Chocolate World. When you first walk in you’ll think it’s just a giant gift shop and place to load up on chocolate. And while that is almost true, there are some other great things to do in there as well. Chocolate World opens at 9 AM so many people head in there before the park opens. We decided to go the day after we were at the park…

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Hershey Park with Little Kids

Hershey Park with Little Kids

On our way back home from Washington D.C. we decided to stop at Hershey Park for a full day of rides and fun! My husband and I had been there before, but this was the first time taking the kids. They were super excited and I think it was good we saved it for last. Hershey Park First off  I will say if you plan on visiting Hershey Park I suggest looking in advance for discount tickets. In past years…

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Things to do in Washington D.C. with Kids

Things to do in Washington D.C. with Kids

I am declaring this summer the summer of road trips. First up on our list was a trip to Washington D.C. for 2 days with the kids. It was about a six hour drive and ties our longest stretch of a car ride with the kids yet. Luckily the kids were really great and it went smoothly, but more on that in a future blog post. Getting Around  We stayed north of Washington D.C. near Gaithersburg, Maryland. Unfortunately our hotel…

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A Week in Seattle with Kids

A Week in Seattle with Kids

To be honest when we knew we were going to be visiting Seattle I knew next to NOTHING about the city. The only thing  I associated it with was coffee and a space needle. My husband had been traveling out there for work often and said he couldn’t wait to show us this city. I  am glad we tagged along on this work trip of his because we had a great time exploring this new city! Where we Stayed We…

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