One of the most daunting yet exciting milestones we’ve reached as a family was that very first camping trip with our young toddler. I googled and stressed and pinned a thousand ideas. I even went way old school and checked out a book from the library. We braced ourselves for disaster, and just like we approach… Read More Family Camping: The Ultimate Packing List
Thinking about visiting Joshua Tree with a toddler in tow? It’s totally doable, even if you only have a single day! This spring, we had the chance to spend two nights at Joshua Tree with our toddler, with one day exploring the park’s sites, and we all had a blast. Read about our trip below… Read More Joshua Tree In One Day With A Toddler
Santa Cruz is a great destination for families traveling with kids and dogs (see my review here), but sometimes it’s nice to leave the kids behind and enjoy some good food and drinks in the company of adults only. Last week, Ethan and I put both kids in daycare and spent the afternoon sampling what… Read More A Day Out in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is rapidly becoming my favorite city we’ve explored in our California travels. While it’s known for its famous boardwalk, the town has so much more to offer. Read more for our family’s favorite spots to play, explore, and eat! This is our first travel assignment in California, and I have to admit, we… Read More Santa Cruz: Beyond the Boardwalk With Kids and Dogs
*This post contains affiliate links. The South Bay of California is known for innovation and creativity, and that has certainly spilled over into the array of playgrounds in Silicon Valley. The kiddo and I spent our time in the area exploring, testing, and enjoying all there is to offer, and I’ve compiled our list of… Read More Best Playgrounds in Silicon Valley
Arid climates do not typically draw my admiration or appreciation. My aesthetic preference is crystal clear tropical waters, lush greenery, crisp mountainsides, cascading waterfalls, that kind of thing. We planned a two-week vacation between assignments to see some of our bucket list landscapes, most notably Glacier National Park. We wanted to hike some chilly green… Read More Changing Plans, Changing Landscapes
Once again, I find myself sitting in my running car, letting the kiddo sleep in her car seat. This is a much more ideal situation, as I am surrounded by 26 different wine tasting rooms and Ethan is here to help supervise the child. Our afternoon plans were to arrive in downtown Walla Walla to… Read More Wednesday with Walla Walla Wine
After a not-so-intentional hiatus from blogging, I’m back to update our adventures. Travel assignment #1 is complete, and we have three weeks off to explore the sites between the Olympic Peninsula and our next home, Salt Lake City. About a month ago, we made our itinerary, booked our campsites and Airbnb stays, and congratulated ourselves… Read More It’s Go Time.