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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 …


Smiling child wearing hat, sunglasses, and P.F.D. while sitting in a kayak by the river.

Atoms, axes, kayaks & fossils: Things to do with kids in Tri-Cities, WA

Between Seattle, Portland, and Boise, a family friendly experience awaits in three just-right cities Hills, history, rivers, and food—all in a not-too-big, not-too-small urban area that prides itself on being family friendly? Sign. Us. Up. The first time we parents visited Washington’s Tri-Cities area, we left certain of one thing: As soon as we could, …


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, …


Sister and brother play in front of a hotel in Victoria BC

Where to stay in Victoria BC with kids: 6 welcoming hotels for families

A welcoming, vibrant island city: Victoria BC is a wonderful family destination The first time Jodie and Anthony visited Victoria was during our honeymoon in 2010. In 2022, we came back to Victoria—as parents. Our short stay was long enough for the kids to make clear they wanted to come back to this beautiful, historic …