We had a lot of fun picking out favorite local family-friendly destinations in all directions for a recent post on Technorati.
We could only describe a few in the article. There are so many great Seattle-based getaways that kids love: Winthrop, Roslyn, Victoria B.C., Hurricane Ridge, Neah Bay, Bremerton, Mt. Rainier, Tacoma, and more. We plan to hit the road ourselves this spring to discover new local adventures. Add your favorites to our comments section.
From the top of Chair 1 at Alpental.
Snoqualmie pass is the major east/west migration route through the Cascade mountain range from Seattle. It is also the home of The Summit at Snoqualmie, an amalgam of four ski areas that each have a unique and distinctive vibe despite being commonly-owned. There is Summit West, a perfect place for families to learn to ski. Summit Central has the terrain park and is popular for night skiing. Summit East (a.k.a. Hyak) is my family’s low-key favorite. And finally there is Alpental, which has the steeper terrain and backcountry access that expert skiers love. I’ve been skiing at Snoqualmie pass for over 20 years and have had a season pass there for the last decade. I won’t tell you where my secret stashes of snow are located, but here are a few other things that I have learned:
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Family on the Loose is for travelling parents who believe it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive*. Our mission is to help you spark a passion for adventure, a love of cultural differences, and a vision of global responsibility in your children … without missing any of the fun of a trip well-taken.
Traveling with your kids can be more rewarding than any traveling you have done before. It’s a new adventure for everyone. Kids will be full of energy, inquisitive, excited and surprisingly brave. They will open up new cultural doors for you as strangers ask them questions, storekeepers speak to them in broken English, and local children invite them to play on the playground. As in other aspects of your life, kids will shed new light on things you might otherwise have only seen through the dulled lens of adult experience.
“To travel hopefully is better than to arrive.” – Robert Louis Stevenson