Kid-friendly Trip Ideas,  Washington State

Washington State Round-Up: From the Coast to Cascades (and beyond)

As you probably know by now, Cascadia Kids isn’t my day job — yet. I write travel articles for a wide variety of print publications, including the Washington State Visitors’ Guide, which is available on many of the Washington State ferries, in the Whole Foods, and at many visitors’ centers throughout the state.

Here’s a quick sampling of the articles I wrote for the guide (you’ll find more inside the print pub). Some of the articles focus on places I haven’t yet written my family guides for, including Whidbey Island, Washington Coast and Kitsap County. They’re all on my to-do list, I promise! But the to-do list is pretty long at this point.

One more note — Stay In Washington is also offering a two-night stay in Kirkland Washington at The Heathman Hotel, dinner for two at award-winning Trellis restaurant and a couple’s massage at Penterra Spa. The prize drawing will take place on August 22, 2011. Sign up for this Seattle-area sweepstakes at the site.

Ocean Fronts: Washington Coast stops

Port of Creativity: Port Townsend’s arts scene

Sea Birchin’ : Birch Bay, a retro-style family resort town

Taster’s Choice: Edible treasures in Skagit County

Good Sports: Spokane’s sports events

Loving Leavenworth: The charms of a Bavarian town

Pike’s Peak: Exploring Pike Place Market’s alleys

Sound Bet: A Kitsap County road trip

Dual Charms: Stops on Whidbey Island

Full disclosure: I am paid by Saga City to produce editorial content for Stay In Washington. However, I pay my own way the entire time and I chose my assignment towns and topics, so the suggestions and recommendations are 100% my own. So yes, if I point you to a doozy of a museum or destination, no one else is to blame. But I think the recs here are solid.

Lora Shinn writes about family travel, Pacific NW travel, grown-up travel...and travel in general. Her travel-related articles and essays have appeared in Family Fun, Parenting, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, AAA magazines and Redbook, among others.


  • Jessica

    Waaah, filled out the whole survey and it said, “This survey is not accepting additional responses at this time. Thank You!” hmmmph