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Hi there! I’m Kim, a traveling mom of two teen girls, based in Seattle, WA. We love heading out on new adventures and discovering great destinations. Click around and follow along as I share our favorite places, best hotels, fabulous cruises, Disney fun, and my top travel tips to make traveling easier. ✈︎ My Latest …

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Top 31 Best Family Vacation Spots in the US for 2021

Ready to plan your next family vacation and wondering where to go? For 2021, I combined my favorite family vacation ideas with a few recommendations from fellow travel writer friends. From coast to coast we’re ready to help you with our picks for the best family vacation spots in the US! On this list you’ll …

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10 Unbelievable Castles You Can Actually Rent on Airbnb in the USA

You probably never imagined you could ever spend the night at a castle in the US because the only castles you can think of off the top of your head are Cinderella’s castle in Magic Kingdom and Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland.  And those are definitely off limits! But guess what? You don’t have to …

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66 Road Trip Quotes & Captions for Your Big Adventure

There’s something special about a road trip. You’re setting out on the open road with the hope of adventure. What animals will you see? Great conversations you’ll have? How many snacks will you eat?? Plan, share, and remember your trip with these great road trip quotes and captions. Quotes about Road Trips Enjoy these general …

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I Canceled Our Trip to Japan Because of Coronavirus – Here’s What It Cost Me

On Thursday, our family sadly decided to cancel our upcoming spring break trip to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. When news of the coronavirus outbreak started I was mindful that we were heading to Asia, but wasn’t really concerned with traveling to Japan. That was until last Thursday. Japan announced last Thursday that they were going …

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How to Get Up to Speed On Star Wars Before You Visit Galaxy’s Edge

Planning a trip to Disneyland or Walt Disney World will probably come with the plan to visit the brand new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land. There are plenty of posts out there talking about the new land, most of them written by avid Star Wars fans. But what’s a non-fan to do? This is your …

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First-Timer’s Guide to Universal Studios Hollywood California

Planning your very first trip to Universal Studios Hollywood in California? We just had our first experience in the park and I’m sharing all the details with you. Need to know where to buy your tickets, what rides are in the park, or tips to avoid long wait times? This is the guide for you. …

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Ultimate West Coast Road Trip on the California Coast

Our family just wrapped up an epic west coast road trip to California. We’ve traveled part of the route before but decided to spend more time along the California coast on this trip. If you’re planning your own Hwy 1 road trip, here’s a look at our itinerary. Where to Begin a West Coast Road …

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One Day in San Francisco at the Presidio Lodge near Golden Gate Bridge

Taking a road trip along the west coast gives you the perfect opportunity to visit San Francisco; one of the most recognizable cities in the country thanks to the Golden Gate Bridge. During our one night stop over we had dinner with friends, walked across the bridge, and had an amazing stay at the newly …

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Best Place to See Redwoods on the California Coast

Our first stop on our Northern California road trip was for the Redwood National & State Forest. I’ve been to this part of California three times now, and every time I’m amazed at the beauty and size of these trees. Coastal redwoods can be found from southern Oregon into California. I recommend two specific stops …

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