Photo Fave: Hula hoops and tie-dye on the lawn at Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort

Photo Fave: Hula hoops and tie-dye on the lawn at Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort

The fun thing about my photo faves is that you never know where we’ll be next. This Earth Day tribute comes from our stay a couple of years ago at Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat in Oregon – probably the greenest resort I’ve ever visited. This wellness retreat is set at the foothills of the Cascade…

Pack This! Recycled plastic stacking cups – made in the USA
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Pack This! Recycled plastic stacking cups – made in the USA

A simple set of stacking cups have become a regular part of our suitcase now, having proven they are worth every one of the few cubic inches they require there. On the road, we have used them for the obvious: hotel coffee table sculpture, as well as for bath toys, snack cups, and to assist…

Photo Fave: “Tree house” at Humboldt Redwoods State Park on the Avenue of the Giants

Photo Fave: “Tree house” at Humboldt Redwoods State Park on the Avenue of the Giants

When I mentioned the upcoming National Park Week and related Earth Day events earlier this week, I couldn’t help but think about the amazing State Parks California also has to offer that shouldn’t be overlooked by those planning travel here with their kids. For example, Humboldt Redwoods State Park (above) is just one of several parks featuring enormous redwoods…

Visit a National Park for FREE this year (14 days left to choose from)

Visit a National Park for FREE this year (14 days left to choose from)

When my mother bravely loaded our Chevy hatchback with the faulty second gear to drive us down America’s scenic highways and on through several of its National Parks, our unforgettable journey not only taught us the value of bonding through family travel (and adventure!) but showed us firsthand what natural wonders had been set aside for us…

Pack This! Reusable, rinse-and-roll Bibbity Bib for travel

Pack This! Reusable, rinse-and-roll Bibbity Bib for travel

Looking for simple ways to travel greener with your baby or toddler – without over-complicating your next family vacation? We continue the topic this month with one of the messier issues of travel with tots: chow time. When it comes to “bibbing-up” your baby or toddler during travel, you may feel like the only earth-friendly…