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Explore Portland: Brewcycle Old Town Brewery Tour

Explore Portland: Brewcycle Old Town Brewery Tour

A chilly, damp November evening is not particularly a time one would think of when booking a brewery tour around Portland, Oregon on a bicycle built for 15. Yet that’s just the time our group chose and it turned out to be an incredibly fun […]

The Highs and Lows of our October 2017 Las Vegas Trip

The Highs and Lows of our October 2017 Las Vegas Trip

When we embarked on our five-day getaway to Las Vegas, it was a cool day in the Pacific Northwest and we were looking forward to a few days of sun, shows, food, drinks, and hanging out with friends. The first part of the trip delivered […]

Top Five Newport, Oregon Family-Pleasing Restaurants

Top Five Newport, Oregon Family-Pleasing Restaurants

When traveling to the Oregon Coast, there is so much to explore, and so many restaurants to choose from! It can be overwhelming, but don’t fret, here are the top five eating establishments sure to please your entire family with atmosphere and food choices. 1. […]

I Want to go on a Disney Cruise! Where do I Start?

I Want to go on a Disney Cruise! Where do I Start?

So, you’ve decided that a Disney Cruise sounds perfect for you and your family–now what? Where do you start with your planning? Which Ship? Often, when I talk with someone about planning a cruise one of the first questions I’m asked is, “Which ship is […]

5 Frugal Fun Family Activities in Newport, Oregon

5 Frugal Fun Family Activities in Newport, Oregon

You and your family want to take a weekend trip to Newport, Oregon. The ocean itself is gorgeous, and walking on the sand, picking up shells, and making sandcastles provides hours of entertainment. Yet there’s only so much time you can spend on the beach […]

Why Go On a Disney Cruise?

Why Go On a Disney Cruise?

Welcome to my Disney Cruising 101 series!   My family has been on three Disney cruises and it is our preferred and favorite way to cruise. There is so much to love aboard a Disney ship, but here are the main reasons why we prefer […]