Alternatives to camping are great ways for families to up their vacation experience without upgrading to a hotel or lodge. Just be sure to book them early…these fun and affordable vacations fill up fast. Read on for four great camping alternatives to try this year!
With less commercialized attractions, families have the ability to fill their time on the island exploring untouched ecosystems, roaming the coasts, touring historic towns or villages, and spending quality time with loved ones, creating memories to cherish forever.
Can you imagine traveling 10,000 miles just to give birth? Gray whales do it every year. After spending the summer in the Arctic, the whales embark on an epic migration as they travel from Alaska’s Bering Sea to Baja California’s breeding lagoons. As they skirt the North American coastline, us humans hop on boats, kayaks, and peer over cliff’s edge in hopes of catching a glimpse of these peaceful creatures on their incredible journey. We bring our kids with hope that they will join us in collective awe and respect for nature, learning more in two hours on that boat than they could during a week’s worth of science classes. Plus, it’s fun! Ready to go whale watching with kids but don’t know where to start? Trekaroo to the rescue!
I love being in the middle of a moment and recognizing that it will make the highlight reel of life. I am talking about the moments which become fond memories that are retold at family get-togethers for decades. Last summer, my kids and I added several highlights to our memory reels while visiting Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
Iron Springs Resort is the ideal location for a Washington Coast vacation. This resort has been a favorite destination for generations of families.
Last summer my family spent some time in the rainforest. No, I am not talking about the jungles of Hawaii or the Amazon, but rather the rainy yet temperate forests of the Pacific Northwest. Washington’s Olympic National Park is home to forests filled with towering spruce and fir dripping with moss as they reach up towards a sky thick with waterlogged clouds.