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Portland Christmas Lights: 5 Not-to-Miss Holiday Light Shows in Portland Oregon

Every December, Portland, the City of Roses turns into the City of Lights as some of the best light shows and festivals of the Northwest light up the winter sky.
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8 Fun Kid-Friendly Holiday and Christmas Events in Seattle

In December, there’s suddenly so much to do in Seattle that you barely even notice the rain anymore. Hurray for holidays in Seattle! To keep you and your family entertained, here are some of our favorite activities.

Visiting Kenai Fjords National Park with Kids

Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska is a National Park unlike any other. With road access to only Exit Glacier, the remainder of the park is accessible only by boat or kayak, plane or hiking.  The park contains remarkable sites like Fox Island, the Harding Icefield, and Bear Glacier, but you will need to...

Exploring Denali National Park With Kids

With Denali, North America’s highest mountain peak, towering over the vast landscape and abundant wildlife of Denali National Park, it’s no wonder travelers from across the world make Denali a bucket list destination. Most parents who visit Denali National Park with kids either hop on a non-narrated transit bus to explore the park or book...

Best Things to do in Olympic National Park with Kids

Diverse, expansive, and wild. Olympic National Park is the brilliant, green gem of the national park system. It is known for its temperate rainforests filled with old growth trees, but the park offers so much more. A road trip through this park will lead you from sandy beaches to steamy hot springs to snowy alpine...

Best National Park Hikes with Kids

National park vacations make for some of the best family vacations. Our national parks are great places to bond, be active, and enjoy some technology-free time in nature. One of our favorite things to do in national parks is hike. Hiking is a wonderful way to really become immersed in these special places. We asked...

Best of Winter on Catalina Island

Catalina Island is a good idea in any season. However, if you’ve traveled for any amount of time, you’ve most likely learned that the “off season” of a highly desired destination can be an ideal season. Catalina Island, although amazing during the summertime, has its own beauty and activities (along with less crowds) to offer...

U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms: Cutting Down Your Own Tree

Photo Courtesy of BigStock/Andy Dean Photography The holiday season is officially here and for many of us, the season’s celebrations are not complete without a colorfully trimmed tree in our homes cut from the local Christmas Tree Farm. Artificial trees have become more and more popular in recent years, but Christmas tree purists like myself...
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