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Discovering Family Time at the Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

Looking for a great family getaway in Mexico? Read on for your chance to win a family vacation to the Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta. I’ve written this post in partnership with #FamTimePV and @PuertoVallarta. Dreaming of a relaxing getaway after tackling the long list of back to school shopping? Families can escape to the Westin …

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Feeling at Home with Staybridge Suites Seattle – North Everett

Thank you Staybridge Suites for help in making this fun, overnight family trip happen! Just north of the bustling city of Seattle sits the seaside town of Mukilteo, Washington, home to ferry boats and neighbor to the great Boeing factory. Our family had some time to venture into Mukilteo recently to visit the lovely, new …

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What’s Behind the Yellow Sign: Jackson Hole Base Camp

Today I’m welcoming Amy Whitley, a freelance travel writer and founder of family travel site Pit Stops for Kids. Amy took part in the KOA and Trekaroo sponsored travel campaign, and is going to share all about her recent adventure to discover What’s Behind the Yellow Sign at the Jackson Hole Base Camp KOA. Jackson …

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American Girl Hotel Stay Package at Homewood Suites Lynnwood, WA

I’m so excited to share with you about our special experience we had for spring break this year! Our family had a little staycation and stayed at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Seattle – Lynnwood with their American Girl hotel stay package. While I told the girls that we were staying in a hotel overnight, …

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Hotels by Disneyland: How to Choose Where to Stay

Perhaps you have a huge Disney fan in the family, or maybe you feel it’s a childhood right of passage, whatever your reasoning there is a chance you’re planning to visit Disneyland. Especially if you’re reading this! My Disneyland story began in the summer of 1989 with my first visit to Disneyland. My mother took …

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Carlsbad Hotels Perfect for Families

Golfers already love Carlsbad because of the great weather and pristine courses, and so will families for the selection of great hotels and beaches. This affluent seaside city is home to the LEGOLAND® California Resort, seven miles of stunning beaches, and about an hour away from Disneyland, making it a perfect getaway for families. Looking …

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Tips for Getting the Best Hotel Deals

After quite a few vacations, I’ve developed my own system towards evaluating hotels and trying to get the best hotel deals on our rooms. I thought I’d share some of my favorite tips at getting your preferred hotel at the best price. Discount Club Membership Rates Many hotels have discounted code options if you belong to certain …

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Family Fun at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel Resort

Located in the heart of the Epcot area of the Walt Disney World Resort is the award-winning Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel. This resort offers deluxe accommodations and dining, as well has being located in a prime area for touring the Walt Disney World parks. Let me start by saying this hotel is grand! …

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Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa – A Downtown Disney Hotel

We love hotels! When you think about it, your hotel becomes your home away from home while traveling, so it can be one of the most important choices to make when booking a vacation. During our long vacation to Orlando one of the hotels we stayed at was the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, …

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Things to do in Orlando – Our Family Vacation

I’m so excited to start sharing about our recent Orlando family vacation and sharing ideas for things to do in Orlando! To start things off, I’m posting our 10-day itinerary details and then will be posting more specific posts about our experiences. I have three hotels to share with you (Buena Vista Palace, Doubletree Suites …

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The Garden Lodge on the Chobe River Botswana Africa

Experiencing the breathtaking beauty and relaxation of The Garden Lodge while visiting Botswana was one of the highlights of my trip. The lodge is tailored towards creating a truly magical experience for a limited number of guests. You won’t find never ending hallways of doors and floor after floor of rooms. Eight rooms with twenty-two …

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Coeur d’Alene Holiday Inn Express Review

We’ve been vacationing to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho each summer for the past six or so years. It’s really a great vacation city for families, especially Seattle families. It’s only a 4.5 hour drive from Seattle, and includes a lake and the largest theme park in the Northwest! Coeur d’Alene is also a great vacation city …

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