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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!

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!

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

The best part of a family vacation is the chance to escape from your daily routine, explore far from home and have fun with your favorite people. You can accomplish all of this with a simple plan crafted to fit your budget. These tips for how to plan an awesome family vacation can be customized for any location and any length of trip!
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Best Seattle Places for Family Adventures

Best Seattle Places for Family Adventures

This fall we enjoyed a short family road trip to Seattle, WA. We tried to plan the perfect combination of driving hours with memorable stops and engaging attractions. Here are some of the highlights from our Seattle weekend getaway!

“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is the genius packing technique that leaves plenty of extra space for souvenirs. Your suitcase will have extra room when you throw away old items to make room for the new!

Family Off-Roading Adventure in Ouray, Colorado

Family Off-Roading Adventure in Ouray, Colorado

This summer my husband took our family adventures to a whole new level! Our recent road trip took us to the mountain trails in Ouray, Colorado. Before our family vacation, my husband carefully outfit our RZR off-road vehicle with harasses and seat belts for the whole family. Once in the mountains, we explored several of the easiest trail routes and saw some gorgeous views! Some parts were a bit bumpier than my kids preferred but they were troopers and they will hopefully remember some of these amazing adventures!

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Great Family Hotel in Tukwila, WA with Breakfast & Pool

Great Family Hotel in Tukwila, WA with Breakfast & Pool

Our cold weather travels took us to the Seattle area for a few days. We stayed at the Comfort Suites hotel in Tukwila, WA which ended up being a great choice for our family because of the pool, hot breakfast and more!

Pros and Cons of Taking Your Kids On Vacation

Pros and Cons of Taking Your Kids On Vacation

Taking your kids on vacation can be one of the most positive things you can do to improve your bond as a family. A family vacation allows you to create lifelong memories and joy. Consider these pros and cons when planning your next family vacation.

Water Safety Tips & Summer Gear

Water Safety Tips & Summer Gear

Summer can be filled with lots of fun and adventures. My kids love water, which means we regularly go swimming,  use our hot tub, play in the sprinkler, and enjoy afternoons in the boat on the lake. Water activities can be lots of fun as well as create some possible hazards. These water safety tips shared by a father and police officer can help parents keep kids safe during family water activities. Also don’t miss our summer gear family must-haves and review of DryFins chafe-free swim trunks below!

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10 San Francisco Family Activities

10 San Francisco Family Activities

We found plenty of San Francisco family activities during our summer trip down the West Coast. We enjoyed visiting the Exploratorium and strolling down Pier 39; just a few of our top picks for experiencing San Francisco with kids.

8 Budget-Friendly Pacific NW Family Travel Destinations

8 Budget-Friendly Pacific NW Family Travel Destinations

Traveling with young kids? This summer we took a family trip down the West Coast. Here are some of our favorite stops in Washington and Oregon that were fun, inexpensive, and memorable for us to visit with kids.

Mount St. Helens Ape Cave & Lava Tubes Family Visit

Mount St. Helens Ape Cave & Lava Tubes Family Visit

We love exploring new places with our kids and we always try to travel in a way that keeps the kids happy and maintains regular schedules and nap routines. When we planned our summer trip down the Washington, Oregon and California coast, my husband spent quite a lot of time researching interesting family-friendly travel destinations along the West Coast. Here are the highlights from our family visit to the Mount St. Helens lava tubes and Ape Cave in Washington State.

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Vancouver Aquarium Family Trip Destination

Vancouver Aquarium Family Trip Destination

This spring we had a chance to visit the Vancouver Aquarium in Canada. My kids had a lot of fun learning about many different sea creatures and observing a wide variety of fish and marines animals up close!

Best RV Trip Planning Resources

Best RV Trip Planning Resources

Planning a cross country RV trip involves choosing destinations, routes, stops and activities. I’m excited to share some of the best resources I found for RV trip planning as well as some of my personal trip planning tips!

Fun Things To Do With Kids In Seattle

Fun Things To Do With Kids In Seattle

Do you enjoy traveling with your family? We took a family trip to Seattle in the fall and enjoyed several fun kid-friendly activities for our young family. We used to live in the Seattle area so we skipped the tourist attractions this trip such as the Space Needle and Pikes Place Market and instead visited the destinations we knew would be the most fun for our kids. The weather was overcast and a bit rainy, so we had to do things that were mostly indoors. Here are 5 fun things to do with kids in Seattle that were engaging and memorable despite the typical overcast Seattle weather outdoors.
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