One of the most popular places or topics we cover is Olympic National Park. We've created so many articles and shared so much because it's a dream destination for so many. It's practically our backyard, so allow us to guide you and help you have an incredible time exploring. What began as Olympus National Monument until President Franklin Roosevelt was able
We recently put out an itinerary for doing a road trip loop around the Puget Sound here in Washington State. With that, we got a few emails and questions about where to find the prettiest spots in Washington. We thought “Um, that’s such an opinion piece and is going to vary for everyone,” but we’ll indulge, so here is our
I’m sure we all have memories, either recent or from childhood, that are grossly inaccurate. A great example is when you can recall a great hike and it’s been years and you think taking your kids on it will be a blast… and then you realize that it’s a hike along cliffs and above churning tides. Hiking at Deception Pass
The Pacific Northwest has countless spots where you can look around and say “Wow, I love it here!” Seriously, every view is different and beautiful. It’s also a place where kids can run wild and play on the beach (almost year round). Fort Casey on Whidbey Island is such a place. From forest trails to bunkers overlooking beaches, a day
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
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
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
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.
A dream vacation is this: a nice hotel, hiking, beaches, great food, fancy drinks in non-fancy cups, well behaved kids, an art museum or two, sunshine and massages everyday. An actual vacation is this: a nice place to stay or camp, hiking or chill walks, a beach that you might put your feet in the water at on a HOT
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.
One of our favorite things to do when traveling is to watch the sunset. The mood changes, the people quiet down (usually) and you say goodnight to the sun. And we do a lot of local travel, so Pacific Northwest sunsets have a special place in our hearts. Here are some of our favorite sunsets of the Pacific Northwest from