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Tidepooling and Kayaking in Kachemak Bay

Leather Star starfish

This is the second installment in my series of posts about Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge including information about enjoying some of these same activities whether you’re staying there or not. Not many kids can say they’ve touched an octopus but my son is now proud to lay claim to this experience.

Heading Into the Kenai Peninsula

Turnagain Arm

If you plan to explore the Kenai Peninsula by car, as we did, plan on a considerable amount of driving. If driving time is alright with you (the scenery is wonderful and wildlife sightings are common) then give yourselves at least two weeks to fully appreciate the area.

Don’t Leave Home Without ‘Em

Blissed out girl in the pool

Since our kids don’t know how to swim yet, inflatable pool rings turned out to be a godsend on our trip to the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain outside Tucson, Arizona. Easy to pack and only $1.50 each, they gave the kids confidence to paddle all around and me comfort knowing they had some help. Best buck…

The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

Kids heading to their favorite place (the pool)

Nobody will be surprised to hear that The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain is a beautiful, luxurious destination because well, it’s a Ritz-Carlton. What is surprising, however, is that on top of living up to its posh reputation, this particular Ritz-Carlton is incredibly kid-friendly. From the spacious casitas to the welcoming restaurants, a water slide, wading pools,…

Family-Friendly Fun in Tucson, Arizona

Between visits to Great Grandma’s place in Arizona last Spring, we headed to Tucson and stayed at the super family-friendly JW Marriott Starr Pass resort 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…