One of Portland's biggest perks is its proximity to world class wines and wineries. Before I had children, I took every opportunity to visit and go wine tasting in our region's wine country. The rolling hills and miles of vineyards only a...
This spring our family took a trip we'd been dreaming of for a long time; we rented a motorhome and drove across multiple states for what we hoped would be an epic RV adventure. We value experiences as a...
With lots of family and friends out of state, most of our big, summer family trips are driving to see them. Once in a while we take off for a few days at the beach, or maybe Sunriver. This...
We took our baby camping. I’m here to tell you that it is not only possible, it’s awesome! Camping with a baby requires some fortitude and the ability to adapt. But we’re parents. Adapting is what we do! Here...
After almost three years in Oregon, I’ve finally learned to say that we are going to the "coast" instead of the beach. Back on the East Coast where I grew up, the beach is where you play in the...
It's time to hunt some geocaches! In Part One of our Geocaching Series, we explored the basics concepts of geocaching and what you need to get started. In Part Two, we’ll introduce you to four fun and varied caches...
Trains seem to possess a magical quality that sparks the interest of every child. When my daughter was two, she could name every Thomas the Train character and always shouted "Percy!" every time she saw MAX pass by. I thought...
The quaint town of Hood River is a hidden jewel located along the Columbia River Gorge. My love for Hood River began as a tourist, and I now enjoy the benefits of being a resident. For over a decade,...
We’re Portland. Outdoorsy, nature-y, and family-friendly. That’s our thing, right? But sometimes I find my kiddos are loathe to go on a hike or a long walk, despite their Portland roots. If only there were a way to make...
Getting outside can be hard, and trying to figure out where and how can be even harder. Don’t despair parents! There is hope for those of us who don’t have a ton of time, but still have the desire...

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