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Here Instead of There: 5 Budget-Friendly Northwest Vacation Makeovers
Want to skip the hassle and cost of a vacation that involves a plane ride and find a destination closer to home this summer? Here are five budget-friendly destinations that offer all the recreational activities, sun and fun your family craves, but are only a car ride away. Cannon Beach, Oregon, insRead More »
Our 2013 Family Guide to Summer Fun
Bring the heat! We've rounded up a selection of must-read info and resources for your summertime pleasure. Read on for ways to save $$, find some fun, learn a thing or two and create very happy little campers! Outdoor fun 7 parks to discover in Seattle: Wonderful, lesser-known park finds U-pick bRead More »
Last-Minute Camping: 10-Plus Kid-Friendly Campgrounds in Puget Sound
As my desire to sleep on the ground lessens, my two daughters' enthusiasm for staying outside all day and all night is growing. Last summer, we hit on a glorious compromise: pitching a tent for one night at a nearby campground. This diminishes another of my handicaps: I don’t plan trips eight monthsRead More »
Yeehaw! Saddle up for the Best Dude Ranches in the Northwest
The Wild West has long held a fascination with American city dwellers, or “city slickers” as the real cowboys like to call us. A century ago, it was wealthy families from the East Coast who wanted to hop a train and experience a taste of the frontier. Vacation havens known as “dude ranches” began spRead More »
When Are Kids Old Enough For Pierced Ears, Sleepovers, Solo Travel & More?
I was spending some quality one-on-one time with my 4-year-old, Fiona, last week. We were in my bed reading books when the phone rang. Normally, I’d have ignored it, but it was the pediatrician returning a call. I told Fiona I’d be right back and ran to take the call. I returned less than five minuRead More »
Culture Rich and Car Free: 48 hours in Vancouver
Searching for a perfect rain-or-shine getaway while waiting for summer to arrive? Try Vancouver, B.C. In addition to its spectacular setting, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan, culturally diverse city whose residents speak more than 12 languages (besides English and French), including Punjabi, Hindi, CanRead More »
Best of Seattle for Families: 2013 Golden Teddy Awards
Vote in the 2013 Golden Teddy Awards! We in the Puget Sound area enjoy international cred for our high-tech entrepreneurial spirit, recession-proof rations of quality coffee, surprisingly sartorial use of plaid, and almost-to-a-fault politeness. But that is only half of our story.For in the NorthRead More »
Seattle Travel for Families: Great Wolf Lodge
Northwest weather and water: They go hand in hand. So, you may ask, what is the draw of a pricey resort that promises to douse you from every angle? The answer involves gravity, speed and indoor bathing-suit craziness that would otherwise be hard to find without getting on a plane. Great Wolf LodgeRead More »