Oregon’s Multnomah Falls with kids

Every road trip needs a few stops, and when you are road tripping with little ones there is no exception to that rule. Your kids need time to run, jump, stretch and eat. When we took an 8-hour [...]


Finding fresh air and outdoor adventure in Astoria Oregon

<<< Guest Post by Kim Tate of StuffedSuitcase.com >>> As a girl who grew up in Kansas, I wasn’t accustomed to the mountains, lush forests, and ocean of the Pacific Northwest. [...]


Last Look at Cannon Beach, Oregon

I had a little fun after our last trip to Cannon Beach, Oregon earlier this month. I put together a short video to give you a glimpse of just why we keep coming back. It’s rough, but expect [...]

Finding Romance Among the Seaweed in Cannon Beach, Oregon

It’s not very often that Mike and I get to sneak away for a little quiet walk together. We have two kids we travel with, usually by ourselves. The opportunity doesn’t really pop up [...]


Fall Weekend Getaways Around the Pacific Northwest

Autumn is the perfect time to get out and explore in the Pacific Northwest. The weather is mild, the sun is usually still shining and prices have begun to drop in the more popular tourist areas. [...]


Great Views, Ambivalent Service at the Tolovana Inn on Cannon Beach

We seem to be staying in hotels a lot lately. That’s what happens when you don’t plan ahead when visiting a popular tourist destination at the height of the season. If we thought it was hard to [...]

Line Up at Ecola State Park, Oregon

Sitting in line is not one of my favorite pass times. I actually loathe having to wait. Make me sit in my car and I go crazy. Yes, I am the woman who changes lanes in a traffic jam hoping yours [...]

Travel with Friends

  Arguments, hurt feelings and sleepless nights can take over a trip you embark on with friends if you don’t do it right. With a little planning travel with friends can help you grow closer [...]

Exploring Oregon’s Hug Point State Park with Kids

Escape any crowds you might have encountered on Cannon Beach by heading south to Hug Point Oregon. It is easy to let little (and big) imaginations run wild as you explore caves carved out by the [...]


Family’s First Cook Out on Cannon Beach, OR

Not every “first” your kids experience will happen as a family, but when they do there is something magical about it. Watching their minds explode as you show them a new way to create or discover [...]

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