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Girl in pink dress stands at the end of a dock on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho, as part of an epic family road trip on the International Selkirk Loop.

The epic family road trip you haven’t heard of and need to take

The International Selkirk Loop: 1 route, 2 countries, and endless memories over 7 days Our family has driven the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina. We’ve curved along the entire length of winding, remote Highway 1 in California. Roads like these inspire global renown for their scenic beauty, vibrant landscapes, and communities full …


7 favorite Oregon Coast campgrounds

Family friendly camping ideas on state and federal lands near Oregon’s beaches The Oregon Coast isn’t just 362 miles of jaw-dropping beaches, cliffs, mountains, and forests. It’s also home to amazing camping. Here are 7 of our family favorite Oregon Coast campgrounds: Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Florence Huge campground with access to beaches, …


50+ things to do with kids: Places we’ve visited and suggest

There’s a parent app for things to do with kids? Here are our family-tested reviews in the GoWhee travel app for parents Looking through some notes recently, we realized that we’ve added and reviewed over 50 different family-friendly destinations and attractions to the GoWhee travel app for parents. Are you trying to find parent-recommended things …


24 Hours in Silverton and Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Hiking as a family: How to break down Oregon’s legendary Trail of Ten Falls at Silver Falls State Park

Yes, hiking 7 miles of waterfalls can be kid friendly! Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park offers a hiking trail that can take in 10 waterfalls. But the total length of the Trail of Ten Falls is also a whopping 7 miles long. Hiking as a family, that can be a lot to do in one …


Oregon hikes with kids

Oregon hikes with kids: Family friendly trails in Lane County’s Eugene, Cascades, and Coast wonderland

Spring! Summer! Even fall: When it comes to Oregon hikes with kids, Lane County has incredible family hikes, all within easy reach of Eugene, Springfield, and even the Oregon Coast. Lane County is about the size of Connecticut. While Eugene and Springfield are the main urban areas, smaller towns and cities such as Florence, Cottage …


Cozying up in Calypso Cottage at Smith Creek Village in Silver Falls State Park, Oregon.

Smith Creek Village: Cozy cottage in the Oregon forest at Silver Falls State Park

Even when you’re about to take a big trip, sometimes a small trip helps you recharge. At Smith Creek Village in Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park, we found a tucked-away getaway with easy access to hiking trails and waterfalls. Plus, our cabin’s full kitchen, central heating, and well-appointed bathroom gave us lots of home-away-from-home comforts …


Brookings family travel: Why we say YES to our kids’ ideas, even on the stormy Southern Oregon Coast

Shoulder season family travel on the Southern Oregon Coast Do parents sometimes have to say no to their kids? Sure. But it’s often more important to know when to say… YES! And when it comes to saying yes, family travel in Brookings, Oregon gives you a lot of opportunities for coastal fun. About Brookings, Oregon …