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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.

Off-Roading with Kids & Lunch at Gold Creek Lodge

Off-Roading with Kids & Lunch at Gold Creek Lodge

Small towns and National Forests offer great places to explore, relax and breathe in the fresh air. We try to go on a family hike or an off-road ride at least a few times a month. Especially when the weather is sunny but not blazing hot, everyone wants to get out of the house. On this particular day, we took the kids in our RZR to some nearby off-roading trails in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest and stopped for lunch at Gold Creek Lodge.

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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

We took our kids to the 7-Mile ORV Park near Spokane, Washington. Our kids had a blast on their ATVs, practicing the skills they learned in their off-road safety class.

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

The off-season is a great time to travel and enjoy some weather that’s different than what you’re used to. We often head to warmer climates in February and March, when our North Idaho area is frosty with snow. This year we headed to the California coast. We took our young kids on several amazing coastal hikes and scenic walks on the beach. We also explored the local Pismo Beach downtown area and took a memorable tour of Hearst Castle. These great places to take kids near Pismo Beach, CA provided plenty of activities and adventures for our family!
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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. See the highlights of the Great Wolf Lodge October Howl-O-Ween Celebration!

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

Do you love exploring the outdoors? You can find many opportunities for family adventures by going on hikes, riding bikes and enjoying water activities. We live near quite a few lakes and rivers which are easy to access in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area. We’ve spent many memorable hours tubing, boating and kayaking with our kids. Don’t forget the #1 rule: It’s important to keep an eye on kids around the water and wear life jackets when out on the water. These four adventurous water activities are great ways to make memories with your family in the glorious outdoors.
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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! Don’t forget to bring these camping and hiking essentials on your next family expedition in the great outdoors.

Simple Family Boating Tips For Safe Summer Fun

Simple Family Boating Tips For Safe Summer Fun

One of the best ways to spend your summer is to enjoy some quality time with your family. Finding an activity that every family member will appreciate, however, can prove challenging. Kids often want to spend free time on their phones and playing video games. But nothing gets the whole family on board and excited like a family boating adventure. These family boating tips can help you stay safe and enjoy some fun on the water with your kids.
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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 great destination for families who live in the Pacific Northwest. Here are some of the fun family activities and adventures we’ve enjoyed near Florence, Oregon.

Things to Do With Kids in Salem Oregon

Things to Do With Kids in Salem Oregon

Interesting stops and engaging activities are always welcome on a family road trip. Salem, Oregon has a great collection of family friendly destinations and places for kids to run, play and ride bikes. We passed through the area on our RV trip to the Oregon Coast. We easily filled up an afternoon with a stop by the children’s museum and a family walk at Salem’s Riverfront Park. Here are a few of the highlights of our day spent in Salem, Oregon.

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