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Travel to Florence, Oregon

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We were feeling in the mood for a little getaway over Labor Day weekend but decided rather last minute to do so. Our family had been plagued by a persistent cold which had kept us homebound for several weeks and we were aching to get outside the four walls of our home and breathe in some fresh […]

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Traveling to Seoul with Children: Travel Tips

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Where to begin? Earlier this year our family took a two week trip to South Korea. Our time was concentrated in Seoul where we found plenty to keep us occupied. Ours is a large family, most certainly by South Korean standards, and we weren’t sure what to expect regarding our reception. We certainly received a […]

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Visit Leavenworth, Washington with the kids!

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For years we have heard about Leavenworth, Washington and have wanted to visit it. This Bavarian-themed village is nestled on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains and everyone that we have met who has visited this place has described it as being a “magical” location. As I say, it’s been on our list of […]

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Hiking Ross Creek Cedars, Kootenai National Forest (Montana)

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During our stay in Northern Idaho, we made a day trip over to Montana (just because we could) and explored the Ross Creek Cedars area outside of Libby. The main trail is a loop, a little less than 1 mile long. Perfect for kids, this is a fantastic and beautiful spot to stop and explore, […]

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Hiking Kootenai Falls/Swinging Bridge in Libby, MT

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Hike location: Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge. Our family recently went on a road trip from our home in Oregon to western Montana. We were visiting some friends in Northern Idaho and they suggested a particular hike at Kootenai Falls. It’s one of their favorite places to take friends so how could we pass it […]

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Take the Adventure (Even if they don’t remember it.)

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When we decided that we wanted to start taking trips as a family – even trips overseas – one of the chief arguments against doing so that we heard was, “But they won’t remember it!” The idea behind that statement is that there’s some money being put into these excursions and it could be deemed “wasteful” […]

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Visiting The Kilns, Oxford, England

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Visiting the former home of C.S. Lewis was an absolute dream. This was high on our list of priorities when visiting England as we’re rather big fans of Lewis in general, and his Narnia series, specifically. In fact, four of our children bear Narnian names and so it was with great enthusiasm that we hoped to […]

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Oxford River Cruises

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On a recent vacation where we stayed in Woodstock and had some time to spend in nearby Oxford, we chose to take our family on the “Oxford Experience” cruise to see part of the city from a different perspective. The cruise departs from Folly Bridge on a small island right in the center of the […]

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The Oxforshire Museum, Woodstock, UK

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During our time in England we made the historic town of Woodstock our home for a few weeks. Woodstock is a small village, boasting around 3,000 residents. About 30 minutes away from Oxford, it is a perfect place to spend a quiet evening following a busy travel day. We loved Woodstock both as a launching […]

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Blenheim Palace: A Family Experience

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Our family recently spent a little under a month traveling around England. We planned to stay in three separate sections of the country during that time, the majority of which was carved out for exploring Oxfordshire. We selected the historic town of Woodstock for our first “home base” which is right next to Blenheim Palace. […]

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