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The Best Family Hostels in the Netherlands

The Best Family Hostels in the Netherlands

Hello, Stayokay! We found it! Without hesitation the best family hostel in the Netherlands is the Stayokay chain. Scratch that, right now…our all-time favorite overall hostels in Europe are Stayokays. There are twenty-two of these gems scattered throughout the Netherlands. Our first encounter with them […]

Free Activities: Family Art in Tacoma, Washington

Free Activities: Family Art in Tacoma, Washington

Why Art as a Family? We are living in a time when traditional schools are shifting to common core subjects like math and reading instead of a major focus on the arts. We are grateful for our daughters’ teachers who continue to share their love […]

Our Experience Biking in Killarney, Ireland with Kids

Our Experience Biking in Killarney, Ireland with Kids

One of Our Favorite Experiences: Biking in Killarney, Ireland with Kids When you have a few days to explore the Irish countryside with your kiddos, there are a few ways to go about it. When you’re in Killarney, Ireland you have a few very specific […]

Our Favorite Fall Activities in Duluth, Minnesota

Our Favorite Fall Activities in Duluth, Minnesota

Fall in Duluth, Minnesota: The Most Epic of Seasons Fall in Duluth, Minnesota is hard to beat. While we may be biased after living there for a decade, we truly find a Northwoods autumn impossible to compete with. The world becomes ablaze with rich fall […]

Keeping Toddlers Busy (And Happy) on Flights

Keeping Toddlers Busy (And Happy) on Flights

Keeping Toddlers Busy on Flights – A Constant Challenge? Gearing up for a long flight with your toddler? Are you trying to figure out what to pack in order to keep your toddler entertained while en route?  You’ve come to the right place. First, let […]

Hikes with Kids in Olympic National Park: Staircase

Hikes with Kids in Olympic National Park: Staircase

Hikes With Kids In Olympic National Park: The Staircase Loop When friends are looking for a great hike to do with our kids within a few hours of Seattle, we always suggest the same one. Staircase in Olympic National Park. It is one of the […]