Two of our favorite things are hiking and waterfalls. Do you know what is really amazing? When you can actually put the two of them together. One of our favorite places to see waterfalls almost any time of year is the Columbia Gorge on the Oregon side of the river. The Columbia Gorge waterfall area is incredible and it's home
We live in the Seattle area of Washington State and we love it! It’s got everything from the mountains to the Puget Sound. Heck, even the ocean isn’t too far for a day trip. We also have some really amazing small towns. One of our favorites is Leavenworth, Washington. It’s cute. It’s quaint. It’s manufactured. Huh? Yep! There’s a great
We travel a ton. That’s our family schtick: “2 dads raising their 2 sons and traveling the globe, giving the kids a broad world view. Traveling, parenting, and experiencing culture.” We like to go to the common tourist destinations and some off-the-beaten-path ones. It’s good to have a mix. You never want to hit up a destination too many times
Let’s just be cheesy up front and quote some Johnny Mathis: “Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing, ring-ting-tingle-ing too; Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.” Well, it was lovely weather when we were recently in Leavenworth, Washington and we did go on a sleigh ride even though it wasn't even the holiday season anymore.
I’ve had a few interviews in the last couple of weeks and been asked what sort of family travel we love to do. The answer is always so quick to come to my tongue: hot, sunny beaches. And it’s true. We just aren’t snow people. Snow is pretty but it’s never our first choice, even in the winter. We decided
Every place you visit has different versions of itself. Seattle has the pretend romantic side that's captured in Sleepless in Seattle, but then is also full of fog and spilled coffee. Los Angeles has the traffic and pollution you see on the news, but after dark it's calm and quiet. And then Venice is all tourists all the time
There are so many approaches you can take to writing about a brewery. You can highlight the unusual brewing process or talk about the great food they pair with beers. You could tell the story of each beer’s creation. How about we do a little of all of that to share about Icicle Brewing Co in Leavenworth, WA? Icicle Brewing
We are always up for an unusual dining experience. We love sushi when there’s the chef’s choice or ordering “catch of the day”. Um, what’s it gonna be? We also love when the dining style is totally unexpected. Example: you’re seated for fine dining and discover that it’s a buffet style dining room with really incredible dishes. That’s what we
You know how much we love getting the kids into nature. Locally we can escape to the beach or the mountains within minutes or a few hours, but getting to snorkeling destinations where the water is warm and beautiful and perfect, that takes longer. And if you're going to make the trip it might as be someplace wonderful like Turks
As we stay in more and more hotels it becomes clear what we like and don’t like, what is good for family travel vs couples travel, and what’s just awesome. We snuck away without the kids again (really, it’s not our norm) and got to celebrate our anniversary weekend across the mountains at the Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, Washington.