Water Play in Seattle with Kids

Water Play in Seattle with Kids

August is halfway over and its crazy to think the kids will be back to school in a few short weeks! This was our first summer spent in Seattle, so we had lots of “new” experiences to be had. Our (practically brand new) house didn’t come with central air, which was pretty shocking to us to find out that it is pretty rare for houses to have it here. So we figured, oh we must not need it… Totally false!…

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Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Honestly, I spent most of my life not knowing that there were beaches in the state of Oregon. I didn’t (and still really don’t) know much about what this state has to offer. But within the last few years I kept seeing more and more pictures of Haystack Rock. I was shocked when I learned that this beautiful beach was in fact located in Oregon. So I made it my goal to go visit Cannon Beach this summer with the…

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Long Beach Peninsula, Washington

Long Beach Peninsula, Washington

This past weekend we took a last minute road trip to escape our non-air-conditioned house. We spent one of the days exploring some of the Long Beach Peninsula¬†in Washington. It is just under a 3.5 hour drive from Seattle and the weather was a world of difference. We left the 90 degree weather behind and traded it in for 65 degrees ;). Cape Disappointment We arrived at Cape Disappointment State Park around 9:30 in the morning. The parking lot only…

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Mount Rainier National Park with Kids

Mount Rainier National Park with Kids

When we first visited Seattle my jaw completely dropped at my first sighting of Mount Rainier. I couldn’t believe that this giant mountain, or volcano for that matter, could even exist. And you could see it from all over the city of Seattle. Then when we moved here in April 2018, we could even see Mount Rainier from the rooftop of our house. It was instantly added to my list of things to see and do in our new home…

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Vancouver, BC with Kids

Vancouver, BC with Kids

As soon as we moved to Seattle I began researching good weekend road trips and we decided that Vancouver, BC would be our first road trip. The trip took much longer than anticipated because of the wait to cross the border. There are a few entry points to consider when driving from Seattle. Blaine is the busiest into Vancouver, so we avoided that one and crossed elsewhere. We referred to the Border Wait Times page in order to determine where…

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Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls

We’ve been living in Seattle for roughly 3 months now and it’s finally summer time. Everyone keeps telling us that the weather here gets worse before summer officially starts. On this day (7/1/18) in New York the temperatures nearly reached 100 degrees. But in the Seattle area it was drizzling, foggy, and cold… Since we had spent the day before at the movie theater, we decided to brave the yucky weather and see something new outside! Snoqualmie Falls I decided…

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Miku Vancouver, BC

Miku Vancouver, BC

Last year we ate the best poutine and croissants in Montreal, Quebec. But this time we were ready to eat the best food on the west side of Canada. One of our goals when visiting Vancouver, BC was to find some awesome sushi. With such a short trip, and a few other food goals, we chose just one restaurant for sushi. Wasn’t an easy choice, but based on Google reviews and proximity to our hotel, we picked Miku Vancouver. Reservations…

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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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