Road Trips in a Tesla

club lounge access at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre hotel is great for families visiting vancouver bc

The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre hotel: another fabulous place to stay if you’re in Vancouver BC with kids

February 6, 2019

I can’t figure out if I call Vancouver my hometown or my home away from home nowadays but it’s where we spend a lot of time and it’s where the hubby and I grew up.  We usually hang out with family in Coquitlam or Richmond BC when we’re not at Granville Island, or reminiscing at […]

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Richmond BC is a great place for families to stay near Vancouver BC

Why Richmond might be a great home base for families traveling to Vancouver BC

January 27, 2019

Is Vancouver BC on your travel bucket list?  As someone who grew up in the city I can’t believe how much it has changed and grown over the years.  We now live in Seattle, about a three hour drive away, and we head back to Vancouver often to see family and it’s still one of […]

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Testing out the Whispbar Tesla Ski Rack on a trip to Whistler with kids and stopping to charge at the New Whistler Supercharger at the Fairmont Hotel

Using a Tesla Ski Rack and the Supercharger in Whistler

January 16, 2019

Thank goodness for Craigslist because my husband was able to purchase a barely used Whispbar Tesla ski rack for  less than the heftier price tag it usually comes with which is so nice when you’re dealing with anything Tesla and we wanted to add a ski rack so we can do some winter road trips.  We […]

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Predator Ridge Resort in Vernon BC is a great road trip by Tesla from Seattle for an outdoor family vacation

I’m already making my summer plans for next year thanks to Predator Ridge Resort in Vernon

August 16, 2018

Summers are for the Pacific Northwest and we do our best to explore this area as much as possible from June until the days get darker and the snow starts falling in the mountains. When there is a good chance of sunshine, there is so much nature here to see!  And from Seattle, if we’re not […]

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review of Osh Kosh spring clothes style on a trip from Seattle to vancouver with 9 year old boys

Spring Clothes from Osh Kosh that can transition from Park to Party and Bring the Fun

March 27, 2018

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  There are two things we look for in clothes for my family-are they comfortable and can we wear them for multiple events?  It’s even better if the clothing we buy travels well too because […]

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Stop in Squamish for Family Friendly activities and restaurants

Whistler Canada with kids and a fun place to see bald eagles and eat along the way

January 4, 2018

When I was a kid, I grew up in a small Vancouver suburb and we used to be able to drive to Whistler and back for a day trip.  We had our favorite places to eat, like Ingrid’s which is still in Whistler, and we would always stop at the McDonald’s in Squamish along the […]

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Holiday decor at the lobby of the Pan Pacific for the Whistler Day Spa

A solo mom afternoon on a family trip to Whistler

December 4, 2017

I have created this post in partnership with PrAna and the ideas and opinions are my own. Sometimes you find a brand that just clicks right with your soul.  PrAna’s mantra of being ‘clothing for people who live fully, play long, and travel well’ speaks to me and I love that the clothing I’ve tried […]

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Tesla Arlington Supercharger

On Stopping by the new Angel of the Winds Arlington Supercharger

July 3, 2017

The other day we were driving up to Vancouver from Seattle when a new Tesla Supercharger popped up on our navigation dashboard.  Apparently a new Arlington Supercharger opened up a little while ago to add one more charging option along this drive route and we thought we would check it out. We usually stop in […]

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Burgos fondue in vancouver

My Vancouver with Kids list-where to eat, what to do and where to stay.

February 27, 2017

This Vancouver Canada with kids list is long overdue!  I get asked about Vancouver family travel at least once a week and I always type up an email or facebook message to the requester and then forget to write this list for my blog.  There are so many things to do in Vancouver and because […]

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Coffee on our balcony in Cannon Beach at the Surfsand Resort one of the Cannon Beach hotels that overlooks Haystack Rock

An Electric Tesla Roadtrip to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

January 10, 2017

Does anyone else have 16,000 pictures stuck in their phone?  Lately, I’ve given up on bringing any real camera anywhere and I’ve been IPhone only for most of 2016.  It’s freeing because I haven’t had to worry about carting so much gear around and I like that my photos have been a little more spontaneous […]

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Puget Sound Energy Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility in Ellensburg a wind farm you can visit in Washington State

A windfarm you can visit in Washington State (Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, Ellensburg)

November 9, 2016

Before you drive out to Ellensburg to visit one of the only windfarm visitor centers in the United States, realize that the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Visitor Center is only open from April 1st-November 15th.  If you are visiting during this time, there are usually some pretty awesome free tours and other events going on in […]

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Unexpected Chickens on our Electric Chuckanut Drive

Unexpected Chickens on an electric drive down the Chuckanut

July 6, 2016

Windy turns and hidden bakeries, scenic pull-outs and switchbacks reminiscent of the old Sea-to-Sky highway from Vancouver to Whistler are all reason to drive the Chuckanut Route that hugs the coast from Mt Vernon to Bellingham for about a 30 minute drive.  With small kids and family up north, we were always in a rush […]

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Tacoma with kids in an electric car

A trip to Tacoma might be the perfect Seattle Staycation for local families

June 23, 2016

How lucky are we in the Pacific Northwest to have so many fabulous places to visit within decent driveable distances?  My family recently visited Tacoma as guests of Tacoma Tourism and we were curious to learn about Tacoma as a family travel destination as well how it would be as a destination for electric car travelers. It’s […]

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Earth Day Every Day on a Monday

April 25, 2016

The nice thing about most people in life is that we talk about sports, the weather and nice places we like to eat. With kids you get: “Hey mom, we’re going to be dirt one day!” Pardon me?!!! “I guess we better treat the earth a little better then….” Thanks to my kids unabashed willingness […]

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cyclebc rental in vancouver

An Electric Car, Scooters and Yummy Food in Vancouver BC

March 24, 2016

Living in Seattle we are SO lucky to be equidistant between Vancouver and Portland which are two excellent food hubs in the northwest and both cities are only about a 3-hour drive away.  This makes Seattle such an excellent starting point if food is a reason why you travel.  It is also pretty convenient to […]

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skiing in whistler with kids

Whistler with kids in the Wintertime and a hotel with your own hot tub

January 8, 2016

Everyone I know has been talking about going to Whistler lately and it is such a fun place to go-especially with kids-there is just so much to do.  When we were MUCH younger the hubby and I used to wake up early, pack his two-seater gold Fiero to the brim, and drive off with his […]

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waiting for the water taxi

A suite hotel with breakfast and a great location (Victoria, BC)

October 21, 2015

Every time I hear the song “Under the Boardwalk” I’m whisked back to the steps along the water in front of the Empress hotel where the buskers seem to play this song over and over through the summers of my memories in Victoria BC as a child. So this summer when we returned to Vancouver […]

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shades of autumn

If your car drives in auto-pilot in Seattle on a Friday

October 16, 2015

The hubby’s vehicle got an update the other day that makes it pretty much drive on its own and it freaks me out.  There is a small part of me that thinks one day Elon Musk is going to call all his vehicles back to their mother ship and we will all be whisked away […]

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view of a roller coaster near San Diego

Car2Go Electric Car envy in San Diego

October 14, 2015

It isn’t hard to find good things to say about Car2Go in Seattle. I think they are the main reason my husband has been able to bike to work for the past couple years because they are so easy to use that they provide a great backup for when he needs a car in the […]

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Ritzvill Washington Supercharger for Tesla

Where you charge in Vancouver when there is no supercharger

October 8, 2015

Ok Vancouver, you really need a supercharger.  If you’ve been reading a while, we’ve owned our electric car for a few months now and I can’t believe how much fun it’s been to use on our road trips.  Now all we need to find is a place where we can get a good charge up […]

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