‘trip-planning’ Category

  1. A U-pick strawberry patch that’s not too far from Seattle (Al Duris Strawberry Farm, Kent, WA)

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    June 5, 2015 by Terumi

    where to pick strawberries near Seattle

    I was not supposed to go strawberry picking.  I am picking out cabinets for our cabin and with all the …
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  2. We’ve been licked by a jaguar and now we love them even more (an inspiring visit to the Belize Zoo with kids)


    May 28, 2015 by Terumi

    animal travel experiences that kids won't forget

    We are so lucky these days to have the world at our fingertips when we plan for our travels.  We …
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  3. Upping the bar even more for coffee art in Seattle (Moore Coffee, Seattle)


    May 20, 2015 by Terumi

    Moore coffee in seattle has the best latte art

    My kids are so jealous of a breakfast my husband and I had without them.   We figured out that one …
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  4. A little Tease of our Trip to Belize (Belize with kids)


    May 15, 2015 by Terumi

    Belize Zoo with kids on a tour with Sharon Matola

    In the next few weeks you’ll be hearing a lot about our recent trip to Belize with kids.  It was …
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  5. Imagining we’re cruising to Alaska for the first time (with Holland America in Seattle)

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    May 13, 2015 by Terumi

    cruise ship in seattle

    Every summer in Seattle we see the shiny white cruise ships sail into their berths at the pier and I …
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  6. Coffee, Donuts and the most kid-friendly Garden Visit you can Imagine (visiting the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden with kids)


    April 29, 2015 by Terumi

    dallas arboretum

    We were a little bleary-eyed the morning of our Dallas Arboretum visit but I was excited to see the gardens …
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  7. When vaccines are hard to swallow on a Monday (planning for trips with kids)

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    March 30, 2015 by Terumi

    Monday is hard to stomach sometimes and today I need my kids to swallow the vaccines we are taking to …
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  8. Next time we’re in California we’ll definitely show our #Disneyside


    March 12, 2015 by Terumi

    Steveston Cookie Company

    I was pretty excited to be chosen to host a Disneyside Party this year and I was sent a box …
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  9. Since I’ve been asked a lot about Iceland lately and I totally want to go back (Iceland with kids)


    February 26, 2015 by Terumi

    iceland with kids

    I’ve been asked a bunch of times in the last week about Iceland, so I thought I better put all …
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  10. Family Travel planning: Starting to Belize we are going


    February 3, 2015 by Terumi

    taking the kids to belize itinerary ideas

    I’m sorry if you cringe at this horrible title pun but it makes me smile and I’ll probably still be …
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  11. A trip to Tacoma that will need a revisit (Tacoma Museum of Glass, Washington)


    January 6, 2015 by Terumi

    When I get an adventure in my head it’s hard to convince me otherwise, and for some reason I decided …
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  12. A splurge and a steal at Canada Place and some other neat things with kids in Vancouver at Christmastime


    December 13, 2014 by Terumi

    The other weekend, the hubby had to work in Vancouver and I got to tag along with the kids.  So …
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  13. Why I’ll be visiting Science World a lot more this year (Vancouver, British Columbia)


    November 15, 2014 by Terumi

    Yes, science museums are a good thing for kids.  They help with STEM building (a word that’s super trendy in …
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  14. Sweater shopping for a sweeter Monday

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    September 22, 2014 by Terumi

    Apparently it’s sweet week in Seattle which isn’t the worst news in the world.  Oh dear.  Do we HAVE to …
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  15. The Britannia mining museum and a bakery that is worth a long drive


    September 17, 2014 by Terumi

    I can’t deny that most trips we go on as a family are triggered by a bakery, store or a …
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  16. Oh you can’t go to the Oregon Coast without stopping at the Tillamook Cheese Factory


    September 3, 2014 by Terumi

    You just can’t. Years ago I remember telling my husband we needed to stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory when …
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  17. We don’t like Portland, do we? (a trip to Portland, Oregon with our kids)


    August 25, 2014 by Terumi

    Well that’s what Sigi Shmid asked us at the last Sounders Camper Appreciation Day (one of the big reasons why …
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  18. Looking for Puffins in Oregon (Our Impromptu Oregon trip with kids part 2!)


    August 18, 2014 by Terumi

    looking for puffins at cannon beach with kids

    The hubby and I honeymooned through Oregon on a drive from British Columbia to California just over 12 years ago …
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  19. A Day-trip to the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma (part of our summer staycation in Seattle)


    July 16, 2014 by Terumi

    aardvark at Point Defiance Zoo where kids can get close up to animals

    I can barely count how many trips I’ve put into my trip-finder in Expedia for this summer and then not …
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  20. A few coloring resources my little world travelers (and I) can’t live without


    May 28, 2014 by Terumi

    free flag coloring resources for kids

    A few months ago I needed my guys to do some independent coloring and for some reason they chose flags, …
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