Beyond Fish Throwing – Exploring Pike Place Market in Seattle

Pike Place Market Pike Place Market in Seattle is one of those places where you feel alive just being there. If you want to experience some of the diversity that I love so much about the puget sound area you don’t have to look much further than this one place. At any given time you […]

Our Epic Road Trip from Start to Finish

I wanted to do a post that made it easy to follow the trip that got Home Sweet Road started.  This is an outline of where we went and what we saw.  I will link new posts to this master list as I publish them.  Hope you enjoy what I have up so far:) The […]

The Lowdown on the Seattle Museum of Flight with Kids

You don’t always know what you’re in for when you take your kids to a museum.  So, when we were on our way to the Museum of Flight in Seattle, we wondered: Will it be worth the effort?  Will the kids show resistance?  Will we just end up dodging staff who are shushing our rowdy […]

Scavenger Hunt Ideas – Road Trip

If you read my any of the posts in our Scavenger Hunt Series, you know that we are always racking our brain for some good scavenger hunt ideas.  When you mix our love for road trips and our affinity for a good ol’ treasure hunt together – what you get is perfection! Treasure hunting or playing […]

Yellowstone National Park with Kids

Stretching across Wyoming and into Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is best known for the popular geyser, Old Faithful, and other geothermal activity.  Made up of mountain ranges, forests, rivers, and lakes, Yellowstone became the first national park in the world after President Ulysses S. Grant signed The Act of Dedication in 1872. Since then countless millions […]

Lava Beds National Monument with Kids

Going to The Lava Beds National Monument was an unplanned detour for us and one we were happy to have made the time for.  After spending the night in Klamath Falls, OR we were gassing up at the local Albertsons gas station when the friendly attendant suggested we check out Lava Beds on our way to Lake Tahoe. […]

Mount Rainier National Park – A Family Hike at Sunrise

Having lived in Kansas City for five years before our extended road trip we didn’t realize how soul starved we were for nature.  God used his brush and painted wondrous landscapes all over the globe for mankind to interact with and enjoy. In this technological age its easy to forget to make time for ourselves […]

Where is Crater Lake & Why Should I Go?

Where is Crater Lake anyway and why should I go?  If you are anything like me, who apparently slept through geography class, you may be asking yourself the same question.  After having been, I can assure you, you don’t want to miss out on this gem! Crater Lake is located in southwest Oregon in the spectacular Crater Lake National Park View Map.  Besides its immense beauty and […]

Airplane Carry-on List

Here is your extensive list for any & all carry-on items.  Be mindful of the pesky fact that you will indeed be carrying these things for the duration of your trip with child and/or baby in hand.  Have mercy! Bring only what you know you need! Airplane Carry-On List: Documents: __ Passport and ID’s __ Credit cards, […]

The Ultimate Travel Packing List

Here is your Ultimate Travel Packing List! Check off as you pack and take this list out the door with you to ensure you got it all.  Nobody wants to be caught off-guard without something essential and this is double true if you have the family with you! Before we get to the actual list […]

How to Save on Theme Park Passes

Good BBQ, the smell of funnel cakes, scary rides, and your kids’ ice cream melting all over make for a great day at your favorite theme park- but if you can find a way to throw in savings- it’s PERFECTION!   When it comes to vacationing who doesn’t love a visit to a hair raising, […]

Resurrection Treasure Hunt – Scavenger Hunt Ideas Series

Easter has snuck up on us once again but before we land ourselves in a sugar coma from all those Easter treats, I wanted to share with you a fun and meaningful way to spend some quality time with your kids in the form of a Resurrection Scavenger Hunt! I’m not anti-Easter eggs and Cadbury […]