The author's family explores Valley of Fire near Las Vegas. Credit: Catherine Ryan Gregory
By this time of year, your summer picnics, paddleboarding and kiddie-pool splashing are but distant memories. Your rain boots are soggy, and you haven’t seen blue sky for weeks. If you’re anything like us, you could probably use a healthy dose of vitamin D right about now.
Luckily, sunny desert climes are just a short nonstop flight away from Seattle. Gather your crew, grab your sunglasses and visit one of these warm winter vacation spots. They're perfect for Pacific Northwest families. Send us a postcard!