How Walla Walla Became Our Perfect Slow Travel Destination

In early 2021, after almost a year of limited explorations due to the pandemic, I was so eager to plan a family trip that I booked a summer cabin near Glacier National Park. Attainable, right? We could travel by car, distance ourselves, hike, and prepare our meals. What’s more, late June was sure to be perfect weather…

5 More Fun Outings on Central and North Whidbey Island

There are so many fun things to do on Whidbey Island that even former locals like myself continue to discover new outings worth sharing. Growing up on the island, I spent most of my time on the south end with occasional trips off the island, and didn’t often head north to explore. This past year, I decided to do something about that…

My Top 10 Things To Do in Seattle With Kids

Although I’ve lived and traveled elsewhere, Seattle remains one of my favorite cities to explore with and without my kids, because it is a manageable size while still offering top-notch cuisine and culture. Read on for a few of my favorite…

Northwest Berry Guide: Growing, U-Pick and Foraging Tips in Oregon and Washington

Here in the Northwest, we have the perfect climate for growing a variety of berries, which begin to ripen as early as May with the first strawberries. Growing your own berries, visiting a U-pick farm, and foraging for wild berries are…

Glamping in a Historic One-Room Schoolhouse on Whidbey Island

The pandemic has caused many families to think creatively about how to gather and vacation safely this summer. After five months close to home, exploring new trails in our community and even taking on a COVID-19 camping trip, we simply had to head…

Favorite Whidbey Island Excursions in a Day or Longer Stay

Charming Whidbey Island is located just a short drive from Seattle in the Puget Sound, and it makes a wonderful day trip or a longer getaway for the entire family. With miles of public beaches, bucolic farm and forest land, and…