March 23, 2017

How to Spend the Day at Crater Lake National Park

If you’ve never been to Crater Lake National Park, add it to your bucket list, like right now. The kids and I spent a half-day there last summer on our way to Bend, Oregon. I wish we could have spent more time at this national park. One look out into that blue, blue water and you’ll understand why. So incredible. […]

8 Great Winter Resorts for Warm Weather Family Fun

Winter Resorts for Warm Weather Family Fun At last, spring is here. It’s time to pack away the ski boots and poles, then head to the ski resorts. Yes, the ski resorts, many of which are perfect spots for spring and summer fun. From scenic gondola rides to horseback riding to splashing around in local swimming holes, there’s plenty to […]

15 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Bend

Over the summer, the kids and I explored Bend, OR. This was our first time in Oregon and I can easily say that it was one of my favorite stops on our entire cross-country adventure. The weather was fantastic and there was so much to do outside as a family, like tubing and kayaking on the Deschutes River. While in […]

10 Great KOA Campgrounds for Kids

I’ve mentioned several times that I am decidedly not a camper, at least not a “pitch your own tent” kind of camper. I don’t know how to pitch a tent, at least not yet, and I don’t own a sleeping bag. However, I do love a good campground. Three years, ago, we stayed in deluxe cabins at the Mystic KOA […]

10 Tulip Gardens & Festivals to Visit with Kids

I love tulips. I really, really wanted to go to the Netherlands this year to see the tulips, but given my recent career switch into travel PR, it just wasn’t in the cards. Fortunately, I found the next best thing about 25 minutes from my house: Burnside Farms. While not the Keukenhof, there were rows and rows of tulips of all […]

All About Animals: 4 Museums Your Kids Will Love

I love fun and quirky museums, and so do my kids. We also love animals, so it’s a perfect match to find fun museums dedicated to some of our favorite animals, like dogs and bunnies. Take a look at four museums all about animals that your kids will love. Fairview Farm Goat Museum (Dallas, OR) Adjacent to the Fairview Farm […]

Portland with Kids: Exploring Washington Park

I’ve lived in Portland, Oregon for quite some time and I can tell you that this city has endless activities for families. Not only is Portland a very bike-friendly town, but some areas, like Washington Park, just seem to have it all, like running and hiking trails, picnic spots and a fabulous playground. From a single parking lot, you can […]

A Water Park with a Twist (a Boeing 747 on Top)

I’m a fan of water parks. I like being able to unplug with my kids (read: put the iPhone down for an extended period of time). I like that I can bring a lunch that we can enjoy at picnic tables. I like that I don’t need to drive far to get to a water park. And now, I like […]

ZooLights: See the Zoo All Lit Up at Night

Do your kids like to go to the zoo? Mine sure do. The elephants, the monkeys, the hippos, they love all the animals! Well, if your kids are big into the zoo too, then check to see if your local zoo has ZooLights. It’s a fun way to enjoy the zoo in a whole new way during the winter holiday […]

9 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Your Next Museum Adventure

Whether you’re taking the kids on a trip to a new city or enjoying a staycation at home, I can’t recommend museum apps more highly. You’ll find great apps to help you find museums in your city (ideal for rainy days), as well as apps to guide you through specific museums, like the American Museum of Natural History in New […]