When we spend a weekend away in Seattle, we want it to be relaxing, fun, and convenient. We also love to do it on a budget because let’s be honest, stay-cations are better when you’re not paying through the nose to be close to home. For this, we love using points for travel, especially for staying at Hyatts in Seattle. Yes,
We have a solid appreciation for staying in a nice hotel in the middle of a long camping trip. On our recent Florida Gulf Coast road trip we enjoyed an awesome experience trekking up and down the coast in an Escape Campervan, but halfway through we were treated to a break at the Plantation on Crystal River. After a few
Once upon a time, Chris and I took a trip to Portland, Oregon and hated it. We left early even. Everything was closed, the city was dirty and we were bored. Well, my opinion has completely changed. Every year my BFF Jon and I take a boys trip and head someplace fun for a weekend of Christmas shopping and food.
So, if you read our article about Anacortes, you know that the town totally surprised us. We always thought of it as a town that we just had to drive through to get to the ferry for the San Juan Islands, but we discovered it’s much more than that. While there we stayed at the Majestic Inn of Anacortes and
If you know me (Rob, Hi!) you know that I use the word “magical” in 50% of my sentences… and so does Oliver… because he’s my mini-me. Blame it on working for Disney or just watching a bit too much Harry Potter, but I love the word. I’m going to use it again: The Oregon Caves Chateau was a magical
Sometimes family travel is so tiring that all you want to do is check into your hotel, take off your shoes and sit on a balcony. With the door closed. With no children needing you. We found that. After going non-stop for two weeks we finally arrived on the Oregon Coast and were welcomed by the Pacific Reef Hotel in
As we made our way through Northern California and explored the beaches and National Parks, we stayed in all kinds of hotels and lodges. When we left the Bodega Bay Lodge and headed north along the coast, we landed in Eureka, CA and were welcomed by the Carter House Inn. This was such a nifty place. We’ll try to do
After spending so much time up in the mountains and loving Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, we really needed to get to the ocean. At home we live across the street from the beach and can look at water whenever we want, so we’re used to it. Being land-locked doesn’t suit us. A stop at the Bodega Bay
It was so great to stay in lodges on our #2TDgoparks2016 roadtrip. After several days of snow chains and foiled hiking plans it was nice to arrive at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. We’d stayed in some pretty small lodges within Sequoia and Kings Cayon National Parks for our nights prior to getting to the Tenaya Lodge, so when we
So, we always camp when we go to National Parks. For our big #2TDgoparks2016 trip we’ve taken a totally different approach: lodges. Why lodges? Two reasons: we are doing the trip in the spring when the weather is totally unpredictable and we were kindly invited to explore the Parks and lodges. The Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park was our
We made the decision to visit Denver, like, beyond the airport Denver. A city that we’d written off at the home of the Broncos (and why would you want to visit there when you live in Seattle) and as just a stop-over on cross country flights, we learned that we actually loved Denver and are already planning our next visit.
Family travel in hotels is weird. When you're home everything is where you need it to be and you know exactly what to expect when your kids walk through the door. When you're checking into a hotel with kids it's totally different. Family travel is just different from business or solo travel in general and if you've never gone traveling
Confession: we went somewhere without the kids. Yep. And we didn’t feel bad about it. Well, maybe a little bad. But, we showed up at the Hyatt Olive 8 and they welcomed us swiftly. We made it up to our room and quickly discovered that we’d made the right choice to spend the weekend chillin’ out max and relaxin’ all cool.
When we first heard about the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, we’d never heard of St Simons Island, Georgia. To us, the Georgia coast consisted of Savannah and maybe Tybee Island… wait, is that in Georgia? Oh yes, it is. Anyways, we peeked at it and were like, wow, um, the beach is gorgeous and the island is