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Up Up Fire Lookout | Montana Family Camping Adventure

Up Up Fire Lookout | Montana Family Camping Adventure

We had an awesome time camping at Up Up Fire Lookout in Montana! We stayed in this 40-foot wooden tower for one night with our 3 kids. Here are the highlights of our adventurous campout!

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

We took our 3 kids on a field trip to Clarkia Miocene Flora Fossil Dig in Idaho. Our family discovered that digging for fossils is a pretty cool hands-on science activity!

Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

You can often find an interesting family adventure just around the corner! We had a blast sliding down the Lionhead natural water slides in North Idaho. The hike to the slippery rock slides is a great outing for families of all ages. This destination is located near Priest Lake and Lionhead Campground. My husband Andy and I took our kids ages 8, 5 and 4 on this forested 2-mile hike along Lion’s Head Creek. We really enjoyed sliding down the natural water slides at the end of the trail.

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Off-Roading with Kids & Lunch at Gold Creek Lodge

Off-Roading with Kids & Lunch at Gold Creek Lodge

On sunny days, we love going on outdoor adventures. One afternoon we took our kids on an off-road RZR ride in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest and stopped for lunch at Gold Creek Lodge.

Things to Do with Kids at Winchester Lake State Park

Things to Do with Kids at Winchester Lake State Park

One of the best things about living in the Pacific Northwest is that we have so many great destinations to explore so close to home. Winchester Lake State Park is one of those destinations, just two and a half hours south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. […]

Off-Road Adventure at 7-Mile ORV Park

Off-Road Adventure at 7-Mile ORV Park

What’s better than a sunny day, open trails and family time together? We took our kids to the 7-Mile ORV Park near Spokane, Washington. I was very impressed by the variety of terrain we found there. Our kids had a blast on their ATVs, practicing the skills they learned a few weeks before in their off-road safety class.

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Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

The California coast is a great destination for families with kids. These awesome places near Pismo Beach, CA provided plenty of activities and adventures for our young family to enjoy!

9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

It’s awesome living close to Pacific Northwest destinations such as Seattle, Washington. On a family trip we explored Pike Place Market, burned some energy at Seattle Center Artists at Play playground enjoyed a relaxing visit to Woodland Park Zoo. See the highlights of our visit!

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween Celebration

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween Celebration

The fall is a great time to plan a family getaway and enjoy lots of fun activities under one roof. With more than 17 locations, Great Wolf Lodge is a memorable destination for kids of all ages. Last year our family enjoyed splashing at the spacious water park, navigating the high ropes course, and playing mini golf. Great Wolf Lodge is hosting its Howl-O-Ween celebration from Oct. 1 – 31, 2019 as well as its Snowland Event from Nov. 30 – Jan 5, 2020. At Grand Mound, Washington this fall, guests are encouraged to put on costumes and join in a wealth of daily activities including monster bash dance parties and fall-fun crafting projects. Kids can also trick-or-treat along a trail filled with interactive games and adventures throughout the resort.
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4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

Do you love exploring the outdoors? We’ve spent many memorable hours tubing, boating and kayaking with our kids. These four water-based activities are great ways to make memories with your family in the glorious outdoors.

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

Families of all ages will enjoy these Whitefish Mountain Resort activities in Montana. Slide down the Alpine Slide, race down the Summer Tubing run and enjoy the views from the Gondola. See the highlights of our family visit!

Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Summer is prime time for family adventures! Our family enjoys going on afternoon hikes and family camping trips. Sometimes we explore the nearby forest trails during one of our camping trips. The best thing about hiking or camping is that you can stay close to home or venture out into the wild. You can customize your outdoor experience to your family’s life stage and be as active as you’d like! Don’t forget to bring these camping and hiking essentials on your next family expedition in the great outdoors.
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Simple Family Boating Tips For Safe Summer Fun

Simple Family Boating Tips For Safe Summer Fun

Get the whole family on board for some summer fun with an exciting boating adventure. These family boating tips can help you stay safe and make memories on the water with your kids.

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

Plan a memorable family vacation to escape from your daily routine, explore far from home and have fun with your favorite people. These tips can be customized for any budget, any location and any length of trip!

Adventurous Places to Explore with Kids in Florence, Oregon

Adventurous Places to Explore with Kids in Florence, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is a memorable destination for families who live in the Pacific Northwest. For our family, it’s about an 8 hour drive from our home in North Idaho. We’ve visited Florence, Oregon for a weekend getaway several times with our kids. The best thing about family adventures is that you can change up your experience each time. On one trip, we stayed in a cozy Oregon Coast vacation rental through Airbnb. Another trip we brought our RV and experienced camping near the sand dunes. Here are some of the fun family activities we’ve enjoyed near the Oregon Coast!

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