North Cascades

All travel promotes learning one way or another but we make a real effort to choose destinations that offer experiences aligned with our values. We just returned from our second annual 4th of July Family Getaway Weekend at the North Cascades Institute and it was absolutely wonderful. It’s hard to believe that such a remarkable…

Family Fun in Tucson, Arizona

Between visits to Great Grandma’s place last Spring, we headed to Tucson and stayed at the JW Marriott Starr Pass for the first time. It was magnificent! Tucked into the desert hills beside Tucson Mountain Park is this gorgeous, sprawling adobe compound that was built only 5 years ago. There was a wonderful blend of…

Easier Airplane Travel

Kids Watching Planes Take Off

Five easy things you can do to improve your next flight with kids: Travel early; most kids are at their best in the morning Be extra nice to the flight attendants and ask if there are any kid “perks” If you’re a family of four, travel two by two, in seats in front of one another–this way…

Kelsey Creek Farm Park, Bellevue

Blue sky and sunshine awaited us at Kelsey Creek Farm Park this bright spring morning. The air was frigid but we were all smiles heading to the barns to meet Farmer Jayne. She runs a fantastic “farm kids” program that gives kids a behind-the-scenes look at how the farm animals are cared for at the…