Twilight Movie Road Trip – Quest for Filming Locations in the Northwest

My daughter’s 13th birthday was marked by a “Twilight Movie Road Trip” that was all about finding Twilight movie filming locations. It was so much fun that even my husband had a good time, but don’t let that get out.  I’ve received a lot of questions about our itinerary, so here it is.  Have fun! […]

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Accessible Hiking at White Pass? Kind of.

I wrote this article for TravelingMom.com. We are an active family and love outdoors activities like hiking. My youngest daughter is handicapped, so it is my challenge to find trails that work for her. Often times ski resorts have level trails that provide great options for accessible hiking. This was our first visit to the […]

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Seabrook Beach Vacation : Accessibility

Seabrook was established in 2004 and built with current ADA regulations. There are sidewalks with curb cuts on many streets, roads without sidewalks have shallow crushed shell paths, in those areas we walked on the road with no problem. The grocery store is accessible by car (drive around back over gravel lot to paved handicapped […]

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Hotel Monaco Portland Oregon

The location is fantastic; in the heart of Portland, easy access to the freeway, and blocks from Tom McCall Waterfront Park. There are even bikes you can borrow to ride along the waterfront. The decor had a traditional foundation, but the colors, patterns and accessories showed a fun sense of humor. The service was fantastic; friendly, prompt…it was definitely all about the guests. The rooms were comfortable and relaxing. There is an on-site work out room, business center, Aveda spa and salon, and restaurant. They don’t just allow pets, they welcome them. They also take into account guests with allergies, so one floor is hypo allergenic and 100% pet free. If you have specific allergies or needs, let them know so that they can best accommodate you.

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