travel

Whether you need an activity to keep the kids busy indoors or you’re traveling on a family road trip, these Sticky Note Window Pictures are a hit! They can be easily created using any window and make for some fun and inventive creations! And the best part… mess free! Supplies for Sticky Note Window Pictures: sticky […]

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With summer upon us, it’s time for family road trips! Whether you’re visiting family or friends, maybe Mickey and Goofy or just headed to the beach, I’ve got a fantastic Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable for the kids! Once again I asked the amazing illustrator Juliann Law to whip up this fabulous Road Trip Scavenger […]

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Oh, the beach. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Do you feel the same? My husband and I recently spent a week at the beach in Hawaii, Maui to be exact, taking a second honeymoon. So very relaxing and healing to sit and do nothing on the beach! Although… I did miss my […]

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Summer is here! Even in Seattle, the sun is shining bright and it’s fabulous! It’s making me excited to prep for summer trips. Do you have plans for a summer getaway? Maybe I can help. I’ve joined up with Southwest Airlines to bring you an amazing summer giveaway… one winner will receive 4 roundtrip tickets […]

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I’ve recently signed up with Ebay to start gathering super cool items for a gift guide collection. Today I’m featuring some fabulous gifts for the whole family. Be sure to check it out and follow my collection. Whether you’re traveling during the holidays, staying warm indoors out of the cold, or inviting extended family to your […]

We’re all ready to go on our hiking adventure with our scavenger hunt. We packed up the car, printed out our Hiking Scavenger Hunt printable, and headed out for an outdoor adventure. Happily, I’m partnering with Subaru once again as we go out exploring with the kids. Watch our fun family video of our scavenger hunt hike. (There […]

The quaint little town of Long Beach in Washington has become one of our family’s favorites to vacation since moving to the Northwest. It’s super close for us to travel, just under 4 hours from Seattle, making it the perfect spot for a beach weekend. It started with our drive out to the coast from […]

We are big fans of stickers. But sometimes they are over and done with too quickly. So we’re making Sticker Storybook Starters to get creative and help them last a little longer. These little story book starters are a perfect activity for traveling with kids. We recently used them in our road trip grab bags! […]

We’ve been road trippin’! I mentioned back a bit ago that we were headed on a road trip to see our cousins who live 12 hours away. Well, we made it to our destination and our Road Trip Grab Bags were a hit. When my kids saw the bags all ready to go, numbers on […]

We’re planning a big lonnnnnng road trip with the kids to go visit some of our cousins. As we’re excited to see family, I tend to dread the car drive to get there. But this year, partnered with the Post-it Brand, I’ve come up with a fun way to make the drive a little more […]

We are well into the summer season and with it comes travel. My kids are out of school and it’s time to take a few trips. Whether it’s a road trip, by car or by plane, you might need a thing or two to keep the kids busy as you go. I’ve come up with […]

We have just spent the holidays in Utah visiting with friends and family, as well as taking some time to enjoy the snow! This year, we’re all gussied up fancy-like and staying in a hotel. Not just any hotel people. It’s The Grand America… angels signing! It was gorgeous, cozy, and just what our family […]

Since we’ve move to Seattle just last year, we’ve grown to love it and call it our own. But there is still so much we don’t know about this city, all the little ins and outs. In downtown Seattle they have these awesome bus boats driving around called, Ride the Ducks, and we’ve been dying […]

Create a Vacation Memory Jar

by Marie on September 18, 2012

Going on vacation is the best. And to help keep the memories alive, try creating a Vacation Memory Jar. I spotted this darling idea from MJB Loves over at the M&T Spotlight. You could make one for every trip and line them up on a decorative shelf! And for all those trips you’re going on, […]

Admittedly, I’m a wanderlust. Years spent working in aviation and moonlighting as a travel writer in my past life (ie. pre-Mom days) gave me a thirst for exploration. I’ve traveled throughout North American, across the pond to England and explored in Europe and Japan. Back in those seemingly carefree days, I still cared about the […]

Our Big Move to Seattle

by Marie on June 13, 2011

Yes, it’s true. Our family has moved to Seattle, Washington. My husband, Jordan, got a new job at the headquarters at REI, located in Seattle. So this past week, we loaded up the moving truck and headed for grayer skies. We lived in Utah for over 10 years and it was hard to say goodbye, […]

We recently took a trip to Southern California, part 2 of my Summer Bucket List, as we wanted to play to the beach and hit up a few amusement parks that you’ll hear a little bit more about later. On the road, we were able to test drive an Acadia thanks to GMC. It was […]

You may find yourself out on the road, traveling the interstate from point A to point B. If so, then The Next Exit is going to be your bestfriend. It’s “interstate travel made easy”! The Next EXIT® is the most complete U.S. Interstate Highway exit directory ever printed. You’ll find a thorough exit-by-exit listing of […]

Prepping for a family Disneyland trip can be quite a task. If you want to have a truly magical time, there are a few things you can do that will help make it perfect. Here’s 8 Must Haves for making your Disneyland trip go smoothly. 1 – Good shoes. Bring a good pair of walking […]

Last weekend I was invited by Santa Catalina Island Company to travel with my family to Catalina Island, having some fun in the sun and discovering this unique vacation spot. It’s so close by, just a ferry boat away off the coast of Long Beach, California. We started by boarding the Catalina Express, “a real […]

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