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About Me & My Family

I'm a travel and eco blogger, freelance writer, and editor living in beautiful Oregon. I love to travel with kids (most of the time) and run a review site for parents called www.pitstopsforkids.com.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, energetic, scheduled
We Just Got Back From
A whirlwind tour of the national parks of the Southwest!
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Oregon state parks or Laguna Beach, CA. It's a toss up!
A Place We'd Love To Visit
St. John's in the US Virgin Islands
Favorite Vacation Memory
Watching my children explore Disney World for the first time!
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Stranded in the San Francisco airport at 2 am with a toddler and an infant. Not. Fun.
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349 Reviews

December 12 2014
0 families found this helpful
Stevens Pass
Summit Stevens Pass, US Hwy 2,
Washington 98288
"Great place to learn!"
Stevens Pass is where all my Seattle and Central WA friends learned to ski, it seems! When we visited, we appreciated the perfect mix of small town ski resort atmosphere (and reasonable prices) with enough terrain to satisfy advanced skiers and snowboarders. Give it a try!
December 04 2014
1 family found this helpful
Hoodoo Ski Area | kids travel, kids activities
Hoodoo Ski Area
Hwy 20 Box 20,
Oregon 97759
"Friendly mountain!"
Walk into the Hoodoo lodge, and you may be surprised to see a pool table, ready for a friendly game before hitting the slopes. There are also kid-friendly video games and even a mechanical pony to ride! Outdoors, the fun continues with some of the best snow in Central Oregon. While we love Mt. Bachelor for big mountain fun, Hoodoo is easy to navigate, super friendly, and very affordable. It's easy to get to (just past Sisters) and you can even rent snow bikes to cruise on the slopes. Get a lesson for an hour first...it's worth it!
October 14 2014
1 family found this helpful
Hoodoo Mountain Resort | kids travel, kids activities
Hoodoo Mountain Resort
NFD 2690 Rd,
Oregon 97759
"We loved our day at Hoodoo!"
Hoodoo is a community-focused ski resort, with a large day lodge filled with pool tables, foosball, and couches! The terrain is challenging for advanced skiers and riders, but there's a large learning area too. While there, try the 'snow bikes'...a Hoodoo speciality! Can't beat the prices, too!
October 14 2014
0 families found this helpful
Mt Ashland | kids travel, kids activities
Mt Ashland
2 Mt. Ashland Ski Rd,
"Great hometown ski resort!"
We taught our kids to ski on Mt. Ashland, and love continuing to ski here, where it's 'steep and deep'! Mt. Ashland is only 25 minutes from Ashland Oregon, and has a large, old-fashioned day lodge and a ski school and rental service. The prices are still 'small town' here, and pass holders really get a great deal. It's affordable to ski at Mt. Ashland!
October 12 2014
0 families found this helpful
Sailfish Marina and Resort | kids travel, kids activities
Sailfish Marina and Resort
98 Lake Drive,
Palm Beach,
"Eat at Sailfish with the family!"
The restaurant and seafood market at Sailfish is big, loud, lively, and fun. In other words, it's perfect for families with kids. The entrees can get a bit pricy, but there are kid-friendly menu items and great salads and share plates.

Be sure to check out the aquarium by the front door with kids, and if you have very wiggly ones, take them all the way outside where you can buy bread crumbs to throw to the fish in the water of the marina. They will come in droves!