Making Travel with Kids Fun

  • Giveaway: Club Carlson Gold Status and a $500 Club Carlson Visa gift card

    I have an exciting giveaway this week! Club Carlson, the global hotel rewards program that includes the Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson (SM), has given me a prize packa...
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  • Book Review: My Father's Shop

    The Scoop My Father's Shop is a cute, easy to relate to, story about a boy helping out in his father's carpet shop in Morocco. The illustrations do a great job of transporting the reader to a bustling Middle Eastern market and the story has a wonderful ...
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  • Photo Friday: E Ticket

    Disneyland Ticket Book with E-Tickets intact I spent most of this week helping my mom clean out her office. As a small reward, look what I found! What is Photo Friday? Post a travel photo on your site. It can ...
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  • What I did on my Summer Vacation

    I've been quiet recently, too quiet, and I realize you might be wondering what happened to me. Happily, I'm alive and well, still living in Seattle. The real world has sort of taken over lately, but I wanted to check in and tell you all what I've been up t...
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  • Photo Friday: Easter Abroad

    Easter display at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh Scotland There's something a little magical about seeing holiday decorations when you travel, isn't there? I just loved this Easter table in the lobby of the Balmor...
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  • Introducing TripDoc 2: The Best Way to Organize Your Trips

    If you're like me, you're always dreaming of the next trip. Filing away ideas, inspiration, and destinations for later reference. And if you're like me, more often than not, those bits and pieces get lost in the bustle of getting ready for the actual trip....
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  • Sightseeing in Your Hometown

    Chandelier at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum in Seattle I've been invited by Residence Inn to contribute to their Family Travel Talk Forum on Facebook this year. We're a few months in, and it has been fun to se...
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  • Sneaking Education into a Spring Break Trip

    For me, Spring Break signals the coming end of the school year and the transition towards the lazy days of summer, so I like to plan a spring break that balances both relaxation and a chance to learn about the world around us. That doesn’t mean we’ll spe...
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  • Welcome Seattle's Child Readers

    I had the super fun experience of being interviewed for our local parenting magazine,
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  • Photo Friday: Ahhh, summer

    Hiking on Mount Hood in Oregon Hope you are getting outside and enjoying the best of our summer weather! What is Photo Friday? Post a travel photo on your site. It can be about any topic, as long as it is G-r...
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  • Winners: Club Carlson Gold Status and a $500 Club Carlson Visa gift card

    By Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa I want to thank everyone who entered my giveaway to win Club Carlson Gold Status and a $500 Clu...
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  • Photo Friday: Ice Skating

    Darya gives ice skating a try If you travel over the holidays, it can be tricky to find activities on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. One trick we've learned is to look for zoos, ice rinks, movie theaters, ski s...
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  • Photo Friday:

    Hiking on Mt Hood We've been working on doing more hiking with our kids this summer. It's not always easy, but the kids are starting to enjoy it, even when they're tired (or maybe they just enjoy the snacks I bring...
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