Alderbrook Resort & Spa outside stairs

Alderbrook Resort & Spa | Union, Washington

The Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union Washington is a dreamy Pacific Northwest getaway boasting rooms with a view, rare Hood Canal waterfront access, and the absolute coolest and most whimsical surprises during the holidays. We felt pampered and taken care of — and we can’t wait to go again. At the Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union Washington, I felt safer with the hotel’s thoughtful pandemic protocols such as hand sanitizer stations everywhere, clear rules posted, and a well-organized crowd-control reservation system at the pool area. Plus, they implemented all these in cozy/home-like ways that weren’t sterile or scary which I appreciate for my little fam.

Make sure to snag my Alderbrook Resort promo code from this post before you visit!

family at christmas tree farm

Hidden Springs Christmas Tree Farm, Atascadero

If you have not been to Atascadero’s Hidden Springs Christmas Tree Farm, you’re missing out on a true holiday experience.

I can say this with certainty because, being a fake-tree person (hellooo, Target Wondershop!), bundling up in warm coats and trekking through a Christmas tree farm hasn’t traditionally been on my holiday bucket list. So what a treat it was to finally go with the kids! Leashed dogs are welcome, too.

Two kids pose on hotel steps

Review of Avila Lighthouse Suites, Avila Beach

Overall, this hotel is a must for hotel-scouting families looking for something kid-friendly. It’s perfect for children in the hotel amenities, setup, and location. But, it’s also special because not only are your kids’ needs accounted for (and who are we kidding – they’re the bosses anyway), but the adults also feel like they’re on a pampered beach vacation.  The hotel is steps from the ocean, there are complimentary white fluffy towels in the pool area and there’s a free waffle bar with whipped cream in the morning.

The Broadlind Hotel Review, Long Beach 29

Our Summer of Travel Blogging

This summer has been nonstop, and I’m happy to say that much of it is due to my growing niche of travel blogging! I love finding business collaborations so we can review hotels, places to play and other destinations for kids (or a parents night out!). Here’s a look at what I’ve done so far in this niche. I’d love to do more.