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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!

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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5 Awesome Family Day Activities for All Ages

5 Awesome Family Day Activities for All Ages

One of the best ways to make family memories is to spend some good old fashioned time together. These 5 family day activities are great ways to connect with your kids and encourage some new family hobbies!

Educational Family Visit to the Denver Butterfly Pavilion

Educational Family Visit to the Denver Butterfly Pavilion

The Denver Butterfly Pavilion is a great place to see butterflies up close and learn how to protect natural butterfly habitats. My daughter even had the chance to hold a tarantula!

Things to Do in Denver with Kids: Downtown Aquarium

Things to Do in Denver with Kids: Downtown Aquarium

A visit to a big city can be a great diversion and opportunity for lots of family adventures. We took our kids on a week-long excursion to Denver, Colorado. One day we explored the Denver Aquarium. Our kids enjoyed seeing the colorful aquatic exhibits, touching sting rays, and watching the live Mystic Mermaid show during lunch at the Aquarium Restaurant. Consequently, the Downtown Aquarium is at the top of our list of things to do in Denver with kids!

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