CES 2019, here I come

CES Ready

Remember last year when I was bragging that I survived my first CES? Well, it lured me in again with its promises of seeing the latest and greatest tech, with all the bright lights and dazzle that only CES can bring. Even I will brave a Vegas trip for that. I’m heading out tomorrow for CES … Read more

All aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride in Elbe, WA

Photo Courtesy: Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum

The holiday spirit has hit our house hard, and we’re all full of holiday cheer. This means it’s time to schedule all the Seattle area events, and top of that list is THE POLAR EXPRESS train ride just south of Seattle by Mt. Rainier National Park. Now in its second year of operation in Elbe, … Read more

Matching Girls Monday: Beaches girls in Turks and Caicos

Beaches Mama and Daughters

This last week, we were living it up in Turks & Caicos. It was three years since our last visit, and it was so good to be back. My little one was just a few months old for our last trip, which seems crazy now. My matching girls were living their best life in their … Read more

Ultimate fall festival survival guide {with 13 must-haves}

Fall Festival Survival Guide

Throughout the years, I’ve been to dozens and dozens of outdoor festivals and concerts. I’ve written in the past about all the amazing concerts Seattle has to offer. But, of all the seasons, fall festivals are my absolute favorite. Summer festivals are fun because everyone is out of school and you are pretty much guaranteed … Read more

Where we were: Mount Vernon, WA day trip from Seattle

Mount Vernon WA hike

We try and visit as many towns and cities near us, and this summer has been a busy one of day tripping around the Seattle area. One town we often overlook on our travels is Mount Vernon, WA, and we decided to change that this summer.  We’ve mainly driven through Mount Vernon on the way … Read more

10+ ideas for family summer fun at Whitefish Mountain Resort

Kids at Whitefish Mountain Resort

During our epic Montana adventure this summer, we spent a few days exploring all that Whitefish Mountain had to offer at Whitefish Mountain Resort. My niece and sister joined us and it made for an awesome family-fun adventure that we all can’t stop talking about.From gorgeous scenery and slow-paced sightseeing all the way to heart-racing … Read more

Two days in Kalispell, Montana with kids

Kalispell Montana

If you know my family, you know that the way to their hearts is by exploring new towns as often as possible. So, it was very popular when we got the opportunity to explore a whole new state this past week in our two days in Kalispell, Montana. The last time I was in Montana … Read more

Seattle Day Trip: Vashon Island

Vashon deer

Vashon – Maury Island is one of my favorite destinations around Seattle. It is less than an hour away {give or take, depending on ferries, etc} from the city, but it feels like worlds away with a much slower pace and very few crowds. Even though we are surrounded by islands in the Puget Sound, … Read more

Seattle weekend trip: Semiahmoo by the sea

Have you heard of Semiahmoo before? It’s a little slice of heaven that is jJust 45 minutes south of Vancouver, B.C. and 90 minutes north of Seattle. See why this is one of our favorite Washington beach towns and why it brings us back to Blaine, WA over and over again.

Discovery Park in Seattle with kids

Discovery Park is located in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, and is the largest park in the city. Entry is free, and official hours are daily 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Discovery Park Loop Trail is a designated National Recreation Trail, 2.8 miles long with an elevation change of just 140 feet. It passes through both … Read more