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Adventures in Traveling with Kids

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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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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Visiting Tewkesbury

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When we traveled to England, our family stayed near the Cotswolds with the plan to take some easy day trips to explore the local towns and villages. One of the places we had our eyes on was Tewkesbury. a medieval market town. The day we went it happened to rain, but this was England and we pressed on to […]

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Icelandair: A Review

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A couple of years ago we began making plans to visit England as a family. When the time came to book airfare for our trip, we braced ourselves for the cost and began exploring options. Like many others, we’ve become rather picky about which airlines we will fly with. We’ve flown enough now to know which airlines […]

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Cape Meares Lighthouse & Wildlife Refuge

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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

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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

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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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Fort Clatsop National Historic Park

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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

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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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Hiking Smith Rock near Bend, OR

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On a recent family tour of Bend and Sunriver in central Oregon, we stopped for a day at Smith Rock State Park to take in the incredible landscape and get some hiking in. This was a trip of many discoveries for us, not having spent much time in the area previously, and Smith Rock was […]

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