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Caldicot Castle Tour in Wales | VIDEO

Caldicot Castle Tour in Wales | VIDEO

What do stone walls, mossy steps and climbing rose bushes have in common? All were part of the enchanting landscape we discovered at Caldicot Castle in Wales. Learn why we loved exploring this stone fortress!

We Rented a Narrowboat in Central England | VIDEO

We Rented a Narrowboat in Central England | VIDEO

We rented a narrowboat in England for 3 days. We enjoyed relaxing on the Grand Union Canal, and our kids even learned how to open and close the canal locks.

London, England Adventures with Kids

London, England Adventures with Kids

I’m excited to share a little about our adventures in London! During our week in the city, we saw many iconic buildings and landmarks. We also witnessed some of the memorial events honoring the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. This trip was our family’s first experience traveling internationally.

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International Trip Packing List – Family of 5

International Trip Packing List – Family of 5

Our family decided to go on a month-long trip to the United Kingdom and surrounding areas. Here’s our vacation packing list (per person) for our family of 5.

Great Camping Activities at Priest Lake in Idaho

Great Camping Activities at Priest Lake in Idaho

Priest Lake is one of Idaho’s beautiful spots for family adventures, with spacious camp sites, hiking trails and a variety of outdoor activities. Here are some of our family’s favorite things to do at Priest Lake!

Tucson, Arizona RV Camping & Activities P.3 | VIDEO

Tucson, Arizona RV Camping & Activities P.3 | VIDEO

Family adventures can be a great way to explore new places! We made some special memories in early 2021. My husband Andy and I took our 3 kids and our cat, Frankie on a RV trip to Arizona. We stayed for 3 months and camped at a variety of state parks and RV campgrounds. Here are some of the highlights of our adventures in Tucson, Arizona!
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Phoenix, Arizona RV Camping & Kids Activities P.2 | VIDEO

Phoenix, Arizona RV Camping & Kids Activities P.2 | VIDEO

We took our kids on a RV trip to Phoenix, Arizona. We boondocked in the desert and camped at state parks. Our favorite activities while RV camping include hiking, exploring, enjoying the local scenery and doing fun kids activities!

10 Great Kids Activities Near Phoenix, Arizona

10 Great Kids Activities Near Phoenix, Arizona

During a RV trip to Arizona, we tried out a bunch of family activities and went on several awesome hikes with our kids! Here are the highlights of our favorite destinations and things to do with kids near Phoenix, Arizona.

RV Road Trip to Arizona & Family Adventure P.1 | VIDEO

RV Road Trip to Arizona & Family Adventure P.1 | VIDEO

We love adventuring with our kids and finding ways to live creatively. In January 2021, we embarked on a RV road trip to Arizona where we stayed for 3 months with our 3 kids and our cat. We left winter behind in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and drove into Oregon, through Utah and finally arrived in Arizona. Here are some of the highlights of our RV road trip to Arizona!
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Summer Kids Activities near Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Colorado

Summer Kids Activities near Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Colorado

Summer family adventures are a great way to explore new places. We spent four days near Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Silverthorne on a summer family road trip through Colorado. Here are the highlights of things we found to do with kids in Summit County, Colorado!

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. […]

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!

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

You can find lots of great family activities to enjoy in Northwest Montana. We ventured across a swinging bridge, slid down an Alpine Slide and took the kids to a musical. Don’t miss these 5 things to do with kids near Glacier National Park!

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Sometimes the best adventures are right around the corner and close to home. Our family went on a
really fun day hike to Kootenai Falls during one of our trips to Montana. We packed some snacks and
headed out to enjoy the sunshine!
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