Whidbey Island and Fort Casey

Tucked away in the Puget Sound, north of Seattle. Whidbey Island is (in my opinion) a heavenly place with a landscape full of lushes green grass, trees and beaches. Oh and there’s a Fort too! Boarding a ferry from Mukilteo, WA, it was a short ride across the Puget Sound to the Island. As weContinue reading “Whidbey Island and Fort Casey”

A Fun and Relaxing Vacation

I’ll be honest, Everett, Washington was not a place I thought about when looking for a vacation spot. But my husband took the steering wheel on the planning and found this hidden gem. Tucked between the Puget Sound and the Cascade mountains just 30 minutes North of Seattle, Everett has everything you need for aContinue reading “A Fun and Relaxing Vacation”

A Virtual Trip?

Not comfortable traveling? No extra money to travel? Have a dire need to travel but can’t? Then check out this fun series from the New York Times called, The World Through a Lens that allows you to travel from the comfort of your home. It may not be the same as a fun road tripContinue reading “A Virtual Trip?”

We Made It Out Alive!

Fire, smoke, dust and the road! We were on our way back home from a travel family vacation in the beautiful city of Everett, WA when we hit the wall. It was the wall of dust and smoke. It was like being in the 2007 movie, “The Mist“. The sky disappeared and all you couldContinue reading “We Made It Out Alive!”

Planning a last minute trip

I hate last minute trip planning. I’m a planner who likes to have time to plan all the details of a trip and often will plan months in advance, especially over a holiday weekend. My husband on the other hand will wait until the last minute. This irks me like no other. I’ll be honest,Continue reading “Planning a last minute trip”

Flying 2020 Pros and Cons

After our first flight this year, we took notes of what the Travel Family considered pros and cons of flying in 2020. Please note, this list is based on our flight from Spokane International Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Our flight was on Alaska Airlines and was only an hour long flight one way. BelowContinue reading “Flying 2020 Pros and Cons”

Flying 2020

A few weeks ago the Travel Family took the leap and flew across the state of Washington. The initial thought of flying during a pandemic especially with young children was scary, but as I wrote in my previous post we did our due diligence to ensure we were ready and safe. So what was itContinue reading “Flying 2020”

OUR BIGGEST TRIP YET!

Exciting news, we are less than a week away from taking our biggest trip of 2020! We are going west to visit family, hang out on the beach, and enjoy the beauty of the Olympic National Park. This trip is our yearly escape away and a chance to visit family we often only see onceContinue reading “OUR BIGGEST TRIP YET!”

Favorite Free Travel Sites

Below are a few of our favorite sites we refer to for all our travel needs. Camping: We enjoy referring to recreation.gov to help find sites, make reservations and reviews. United States Travel: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ is our go to site for places, ideas and reviews. The best part of the site is how user friendly theContinue reading “Favorite Free Travel Sites”

CAMPING!

It’s not officially Summer for the travel family until our first camping trip. Over the 4th of July weekend we were able to hit the road and begin our camping adventure. And is there really a better way to experience travel while maintaining social distancing than camping? Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest we areContinue reading “CAMPING!”