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Inspiration for where to travel with children

Wine-Making At Dunham Cellars

Image via Wikipedia Wine-tasting with children is tricky, they’re just not as interested in a fruity nose or a hint of blackberries on the palate as you or I might be. When my boys were younger, WanderDad and I typically tag-teamed while tasting with one tasting while the other played with the kids. Now that Read the Rest…

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Family Weekend Getaways: Walla Walla Washington

When the school schedules for my children’s schools synchronize so that they’re both out of school on a Friday, it’s an invitation for us to squeeze in a short break. I love these mini-vacations during the school year. Yes, it’s a pain to close the door on a pile of chores and have them waiting Read the Rest…

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National Trails Day at Glendalough

October 4th being National Trails Day in Ireland we took ourselves off to Glendalough, Co Wicklow to support this worthwhile event and to give the Small Boy more practice in his new backpack. We chose Glendalough because it ticks a number of boxes for walking/hiking with an infant. For one thing It is an easy Read the Rest…

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Family Skiing: Three Cost Saving Ideas

I love my junk mail at this time of the year. It seems like every day there’s another glossy photo of mountains and powder with promises of deals and bargains – all of which I read in detail. Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she? Seriously though, the deluge of ski-themed junk mail did make Read the Rest…

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Photo Friday: Wicklow Way

MT’s mention of the Wicklow Way in her recent post made me realize that I really don’t write about Ireland enough on this blog. So today I thought I’d redress that a little by sharing some photos of the scenery along this 127km trail which winds through the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. Mountains in Ireland Read the Rest…

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My Three Caballeros

Dad, BigB and CAM at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. My boys had a fabulous time visiting this national park. They were still raving about their stargazing experience and their ride into the canyon when I met them a week later. Because they’re boys, I think they got the most fun out of seeing my Read the Rest…

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Choosing A Kid-Sized Backpack

I realize that with so many novel wheeled luggage products for children available in stores today a backpack review may seem a little misguided. But backpacks still have their place and it’s worth taking a moment to learn what to keep in mind when choosing one for your child. We love to camp, but we Read the Rest…

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When Weather Gets In The Way Of Your Road Trip

If you follow me on twitter (@wandermom) or are one of my Facebook friends, you’ll know that I’m currently home alone. My husband and children packed up our car and headed south for the first great American Road Trip this family has ever really done. The map below shows the planned route with stops – Read the Rest…

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A Surprise Find On The Burke Gilman Trail

We love weekend family bike rides – usually along the Burke Gilman trail in Seattle. On a recent Sunday cycle, we almost missed the micro-micro Gilligan’s Brewing Company. Always eager to support new local businesses, we stopped for a tasting. I can’t say it was the best beer I’ve ever tasted but it was definitely Read the Rest…

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Summer Family Fun In Seattle

This summer we’ll be in Seattle and I’m looking forward to it. Seattle has a pretty well-deserved bad weather reputation for our damp and dreary Winter (and sometimes Spring and Fall too), but in the summer we have lazy, hazy days with the sun glistening off the waters of the lakes and the Puget Sound. Read the Rest…

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