Enjoying the 4th of July in Bellevue, stay-cation style!

Holidays are always so fun spent with family, but when you have little kids it sure can be stressful! Especially when you add in long travel and wait times to the equation. So, this year for the 4th of July we decided to try a fun staycation in downtown Bellevue to enjoy the festivities and fireworks at close range. We booked a hotel room, walked to the park, swam and ate our hearts out! It was such a perfect 4th of July... if you live in the greater Seattle area be sure to give this a read and give yourself some staycation inspo!

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A Very Upstate Memorial Day Weekend

Our Memorial Day weekend this year was the first we have spent in quite some time on the East Coast. We ate all the food, had huge bonfires, stayed in a farmhouse, played with chickens... all the upstate country things that come with my family. How did you spend MDW 2019?

My all-time favorite items for traveling with a baby!

Living across the country from my family and where I grew up naturally puts me in a position to do lots of traveling. Since having kids the amount of travel I do has significantly increased... my daughters are the only grandbabies on my side of the family so I can't keep them hostage here on the west coast! With my first child we didn't muster up the courage to make our first cross-country pilgrimage until she was 8 months old. With our second, it was at 2 months! Here are some of my favorite items that made the whole process that much easier. What I consider travel essentials if you are a parent traveling with a baby!

Traveling on Maternity Leave – Do or Don’t? How we did it and a few tips!

With my first kid, I did maternity leave all wrong. I went back to work way too soon, far before I was feeling physically or emotionally up to it, and I struggled a lot as a result. As soon as we got pregnant with baby #2 (many years later) I made myself and my family …

Our first trip to Oahu… my Top 5 Things I suggest you do when visiting this Hawaiian island!

Oahu is a magical place, and there is so much to take in and do while you are there... it is hard to even know where to start! To make things easy for you, here are my Top 5 suggestions to give a try on your next trip to the beautiful Hawaiian island. Did someone say poke?

What to do With Only Four Hours to Tourist in Seattle

Being an East Coast transplant in Seattle, I get visitors out here a lot. Whether it is my sister coming to visit for the weekend, or a friend from high school only passing through on a layover to Hawaii San Francisco, taking people touristing is a pretty normal part of my life. The good part doing …

What to do with only 4 hours to tourist in Washington D.C.

If you are ever passing through Washington D.C. as you travel, I would absolutely STOP and tourist! This is all we were able to accomplish in a quick 4-hour visit. Everything is so close that you can comfortably walk to all of these landmarks, even with only a short amount of time! Click the link to read more about how we made the most of 4 hours to tourist in Washington D.C.

How to pack your family for a trip to Hawaii!

Travel as a family sure isn't easy. There is SO MUCH to remeber to pack, unexpected things you need to be prepared for, and of course there is always something you didnt think of that you end up learning the hard way! Packing our family for an upcoming Hawaii trip, I thought I would make a list of some of the things I consider essential to help families with packing for their future beach vacations. Bon Voyage!