WanderMom

Inspiration for where to travel with children

New York City with (grumpy) Teens

I don’t think I’ve ever live-blogged before – this is my first attempt. The gurus says “Don’t live-blog while you’re away from your home, people will know you’re away”. Thankfully someone already broke into our house and stole the only stuff worth stealing so hey, that frees me up to pretend I’m feckless and fancy-free Read the Rest…

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The View from my Window

I recently moved teams at work. This is the priceless view from my new desk. My team will likely move again, office shuffles being a common feature of any corporate environment, but for now every time I stare out the window, it’s a treat. I don’t think I’m daydreaming any more or less than when Read the Rest…

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Hotel Review: Residence Inn Seattle

Residence Inn Seattle: A great choice for families. I’ve driven past the Residence Inn by Lake Union in downtown Seattle a hundred times but it was only when Marriott invited me to come visit the hotel at a mom blogger’s event that I got a chance to explore this property. I’m happy to have done Read the Rest…

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Weekend Wander: Fremont Seattle

Now that we’re home from our trip around the world with kids, back at school and work, we’re trying to keep the spirit of our travels alive by enjoying our city and state together on the weekends. This past weekend we took a walk to Fremont, a quirky neighborhood in Seattle. On our way there, Read the Rest…

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Snorkeling With Manta Rays

BigB was not enthusiastic about the idea of snorkeling with Manta rays. I was surprised by his reluctance. We’ve been snorkeling before, albeit not for a couple of years. It only took a few moments for me to winkle out of him that he was scared because we haven’t been snorkeling since he’s been wearing Read the Rest…

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Imiloa Planetarium And Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Jet-lag is tough on the body but sometimes it’s worth it. Like when BigB and I traveled from Seattle to Hawaii and found ourselves awake with the birds and a perfect opportunity to explore Liliuokalani park in Hilo without a soul in sight. This park leads to Coconut Island (pictured above), a pretty peninsula with Read the Rest…

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Wanderfood Wednesday: Cinnamon Rolls in Kona

BigB and I stopped for coffee in Kona on our way to the airport after three really fun days on the Big Island. The Lava Java cafe is perfectly situated on the Kona waterfront for a sun-soaked relaxing coffee stop and some people-watching. BigB, as you can see was more interested in the cafe’s excellent Read the Rest…

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Hilo Hawaii With Kids

I’d totally forgotten that Hawaiian’s wear flowers in their hair – and how beautiful it is. This and many other memories from my last visit to Hawaii flooded back as we wandered through the terminal in Honolulu waiting for our connection to Hilo on the Big Island. I was excited. I’d been to Maui and Read the Rest…

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Three Easy Hikes Kids Love In Washington

Today’s guest post is by Allen Cox, a Seattle-based travel writer. Writing a hiking guidebook is a great motivation to get out there and find some new trails. When I wrote Best Easy Day Hikes Seattle and Best Easy Day Hikes Tacoma for Globe Pequot Press, I already had a handful of favorite local trails Read the Rest…

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Hiking With Kids Annette Lake

Over the past few weekends, we’ve been trying to get out hiking as much as we can firstly, because we (my husband and I) like to hike and secondly because we need to all be prepared to hike the Machu Picchu Trail in October. My kids usually complain about going hiking because they’re geeky boys Read the Rest…

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