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Cape Meares Lighthouse & Wildlife Refuge


One of our favorite things about visiting any coastline is the opportunity to see and tour lighthouses. There is just something so magical and haunting about a lighthouse. Suffice it to say, whenever we find ourselves near one, we can’t resist getting as close to it as possible. We realized mid-trip that Cape Meares State […]

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Visiting the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, OR

Columbia River Maritime Museum

Traveling along the Oregon coast on a recent weekend getaway, we made it to the northwest corner of the state, in Astoria, and took the family to the Columbia River Maritime Museum for an afternoon. Wow, were we in for an experience! We were blown away (no pun intended… you have been to the Oregon […]

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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad


On our most recent trip to the Oregon coast, we decided to take the family out on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. We’d been eyeing this trip as a possibility for some time and finally felt that the kids were old enough to really appreciate and enjoy it. In operation since 2003, this is a […]

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Rockaway Beach House on the beach (Airbnb)


We’ve been pretty clear around these parts about our desire to stay in vacation rentals when traveling. It’s easier to do that once your family exceeds 5 people and it allows you access to your own kitchen (which also helps to keep the cost down). On our recent trip to the Oregon coast we were looking for […]

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Cannon Beach, Oregon


Cannon Beach has to be one of Oregon’s most famous and iconic beaches, made so by Haystack Rock which you might have seen featured prominently in several hundreds of photographs. We’d been before but we didn’t recall having children with us at the time, so we made it a point to stop and see the […]

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Fort Clatsop National Historic Park


Our family recently made another trek over to the Oregon Coast. This time we explored the area between Rockaway and Astoria. We’d never spent much time in Astoria before and wanted to make it to a couple of specific places, one of which was Fort Clatsop National Historic Park. Fort Clatsop is the place where Lewis, […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Travel With Your Kids


As you might have guessed from the fact that this blog exists in the first place, we think traveling with children is not only doable, but also a valuable experience. We don’t think it’s valuable just for the kids, but for their parents (us!) as well. We’ve talked before about how we didn’t really see […]

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