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Since I’ve traveled with kids a decent amount, people often ask me for tips.
My most frequent advice is:
You can do more than you think you can.
The same holds true with many things in life actually. Continue reading
You know that saying, “Stop and smell the roses”?
Well, in Seattle it’s more like, “Stop and see the tulips.”
Because Seattle is crazy about spring. We are outdoors people, and being cooped up inside for four months is quite enough, thank you very much.
That’s why in April, we blissfully exit our rain caves to pilgrimage north to the sunshine technicolor of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
It’s the holiday equivalent to the car chorus, “Are we there yet?”
Is it [insert special occasion] yet?
Let’s face it. Kids have a different sense of time than us, and understandably so. Think about how long one month is as a percentage of their entire existence, compared to ours as adults. Now perhaps you can see why it seems to stretch before them like infinity?
We solved this issue with our 3 year old by revisiting one of my favorite traditions growing up: Continue reading
For our honeymoon—well, technically our second one, but that’s another story—Ryan and I went to Thailand.
It was a completely foreign experience outside of either of our comfort zones, and yet it remains one of our most memorable travel experience to this day. I’d even say it was one of our favorites because of that.
Case in point…
At the end of the trip, we had a blitzkrieg day and one night in Bangkok (yes, like the song). Continue reading
No, not the ear-splitting, orange-flashing, rage-inducing kind of road construction.
Roads made out of construction paper, silly.
This kids’ activity is quick, cheap, and fun … plus you cover a bunch of great early learning basics.
(See “The 4 Pillars of Play” for more info.)
On a dreary Seattle day, I escape to memories of Sevilla.
Watercolor corridors, geometric plazas, the smell of orange trees, hamhocks in windows, the distant clap-clack of the Flamenco …
Never been? I have one word for you: GO. Here’s what you need to know.