As our Pacific Northwest winter continues on, many of us are struggling more than ever with cabin fever. After not getting to explore our beautiful city and region nearly as much in 2020 as we all would have liked,...
Here we are, months into a Global Pandemic. Many of us are still at home, facing the holidays and wondering how it might be different this year.  Planning during uncertainty is rather challenging. However, one thing to consider is...
You guys, what are you doing this summer? A few weeks ago, we went on a family road trip despite COVID. From Oregon, to California, Nevada, and Arizona. We kept safe distances and wore masks. We spent a lot...
As some Oregon coastal towns are opening back up, we're dreaming of a family surf adventure. It’s easy to paint an idyllic picture, working your way up the coast, camping at a different beach every night, exploring the coastline,...
The days of quarantine will hopefully be over soon, the sun will be shining and all of our favorite mountain biking trails will be open again.  There are few feelings in the world as rewarding as sharing an activity that...

Day Tripping Down I-5

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I was at our local library and my daughter decided that she wanted to sign up to get her own library card. My knee-jerk reaction was to convince her that my library card was actually her card that I...
Since opening our business two years ago, our travel budget has plummeted. We are fortunate to have wonderful family and friends who have welcomed us into their homes so that we have been able to visit other cities. However,...
My husband took me on the vacation of my dreams in December of 2013, just the two of us. We’d spent the better part of a decade trying to start a family, and we hoped maybe this would be...
Looking back to my childhood trips to the beach, I have visions of my mom carrying tons of gear to and from the beach all summer long. I remember her wise words: "If you bring it, you must carry...
I sort of despise the term staycation. To me it means staying at home trying to keep two little ones entertained while everyone else is on an island drinking margaritas at a swim-up bar. Obviously, I realize the last...

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