Play Area in SEATAC Airport

Ahhh, the layover, everyone's favorite travel hiccup. I don't know about anyone else, but I've spent some of my most miserable parenthood moments on the floor of airport terminals, trying in vain to corral unhappy and overtired kids. Over the … [Read more...]

Jelly Belly Factory Tour

1 Jelly Belly Lane Fairfield, CA What I seem to remember most about Jelly Belly's California factory is the absolutely horrendous tantrum my then-three-year-old (now seven-year-old) decided to throw somewhere between the sorting floor and the … [Read more...]

Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery

Exit 40 of I-84 Cascade Locks, Oregon The first time my husband convinced me to stop at the Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery, I was skeptical at best. To me, a fish hatchery sounds about as exciting as a coma, but kids love it. You also can't … [Read more...]

KidZone in Club Northwest

2160 N.W. Vine Street Grants Pass, Oregon You can't miss KidZone from I-5 (see photo of the outside of the building), but you will be left wondering what it is you're looking at, it's so poorly marked from the outside. Put simply, it's … [Read more...]

Columbia Park

 Highway 240, W. Columbia Drive Kennewick, WA Columbia Park is located in Washington's Tri-Cities, just off Highway 395 (from I-84 from Portland, OR or I-90 form Spokane). It's a great place to stop to stretch legs and have a quick picnic. Situated … [Read more...]

Fairytale Town

3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento CA I'd like to start this, my first review on this site, with a short story. In the summer of 2008, my mom and I found ourselves six hours into a 10 hour drive with my three kids when we became desperate for … [Read more...]