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Clamming on the Oregon Coast

July 26, 2015 – 7:13 pm

We pulled into Kelly’s Brighton Marina at 7:20 on a Thursday morning. A marina with camping and RV sites, Kelly’s is a popular one-stop-shop destination for anyone interested in fishing or crabbing in the protected …

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An Afternoon at Portland’s Oregon Zoo

July 28, 2015 – 8:16 pm
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Located in the heart of Portland’s beloved Washington Park, the Oregon Zoo is a 64-acre complex housing five major exhibit areas and over two hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates.

Home to one of the most renowned elephant programs in the United States, children and adults from around the region are eagerly awaiting the ribbon cutting of the state-of-the-art Elephant Land Exhibit scheduled for November of this year.

While the zoo is a popular field-trip destination for school children in both Washington and Oregon, we visited the zoo as a family in late July.

zoo entranceAs previously mentioned, the zoo is grouped in five major exhibit areas: Asia, Great Northwest, Pacific Shores, Africa, Fragile Forest. Much of the experience is in the shadows of deciduous and coniferous trees (a nice relief from both sun and rain). We walked in a clockwise direction, starting with the Great Northwest. Interactive Exhibits Read the full story »

Oregon Coast: Wheeler on the Nehalem Bay

July 20, 2015 – 3:44 pm
Rising Star Cafe

Unique Attractions Around Las Vegas, Nevada

July 20, 2015 – 8:04 am

How to Explore US National Parks: Solid Advice from Seasoned Family Travel Bloggers

July 3, 2015 – 1:42 pm
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West Michigan’s Tunnel Park

June 30, 2015 – 8:58 am

Hiking the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

June 29, 2015 – 3:31 pm
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Appreciating Glass in Toledo, Ohio

June 29, 2015 – 2:49 pm

Road Trip to Omaha, Nebraska

June 13, 2015 – 8:39 am
Gardens for Expansion

Albany Carousel, Albany, Oregon

June 11, 2015 – 11:35 am

Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon

June 8, 2015 – 6:40 pm
Types of Light

NuLu is New Louisville

June 8, 2015 – 1:00 pm

Kansas City Neighborhoods: Where the Locals Call Home

June 1, 2015 – 8:32 am
Westside Neighborhood

Family Vacation in Washington, DC

May 31, 2015 – 5:10 pm
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Henning

Feed Me in Hood River, Oregon

May 30, 2015 – 2:13 pm

Road Trip to the Original Cache

May 30, 2015 – 1:08 pm
Tree Peek

Aliens in Oregon: McMinnville UFO Festival

May 30, 2015 – 10:25 am

A Tour of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

November 18, 2014 – 1:47 pm

Football Season Savings at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

October 20, 2014 – 9:03 am
New Orleans Hotel

Helena, Montana GeoTour: Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills

October 15, 2014 – 10:55 am

#MichelinQuest Geocaching Contest

September 16, 2014 – 12:15 pm
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Geocaching Favorite: Travel Bug Hotel

April 23, 2014 – 10:50 am
Travel Bug Hotel Open