Kimberly Tate, Active TravelingMom

Kimberly Tate, Active TravelingMom

Kimberly Tate resides in the Emerald City of Seattle, Washington by way of the yellow brick road from Kansas. She’s the owner and writer at Stuffed Suitcase, a travel and family lifestyle site. Her knowledge of family travel has come via her own experiences exploring the globe with her two daughters and husband. During free time she enjoys running, reading, and spending time online. She also enjoys sipping coffee and wine, but never at the same time.


7 Things You Need to Know for Cactus League Spring Training

Every year thousands of baseball fans come out for an early peek at their favorite team and players. This sneak peek can be one of the best secrets of baseball, and offers a great opportunity for families to let their kids get up close to the players. But before you plan your trip, be sure to read these tips to make the most out of your trip to Arizona for Cactus League spring training. 7 Things You Need to Know for Cactus League Spring Training April is approaching, which means it’s time for our favorite players to take to...

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5 Unparalleled Explorations on San Juan Island

  When you’re ready to enjoy whales, water, and walking, the small haven of San Juan Island is ready to welcome you. Starting off with arriving via ferry, and finding the perfect spot for stocking up for a picnic, San Juan Island is the perfect getaway for outdoor-loving families. Kids might even spot a whale, and the Lime Kiln State Park lighthouse and coastline is the perfect backdrop for your next family photo.   San Juan Island There is a reason Washington is known as the evergreen state. Its wet winters and mild summers give birth to an abundance of...

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What Hot Gift the Airlines Won’t Let You Carry On this Season

‘Tis the season for giving gifts and for travel, but the two don’t always mix. As families prepare to travel to and fro for the upcoming holidays, there is one big no-no that airlines are telling them to leave at home. Find out what you cannot bring through security this holiday season. Bah Humbug. The Carry On No-No Hoverboards. That’s right. Hoverboards are the carry on no-no this holiday season. Surely you remember those days watching Back to the Future II and III. Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) zooms around the year 2015 on the levitating skateboard. Well that future...

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Family Fun Holiday Attractions in the Pacific Northwest

Looking for a fun adventure this holiday season in the Pacific Northwest? Here’s a look at some of the most popular Christmas and holiday attractions in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and just across the border in British Columbia. Bundle up and get ready to visit charming German markets, see dazzling light displays, skim along an outdoor skating pond, smell the sweet scent of gingerbread, and take a train ride with Santa. Holiday Attractions in the Pacific Northwest Planning to be in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, or British Columbia this holiday season? This list of holiday attractions in the Pacific Northwest will give...

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Fall in Love with Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Ready to plan your next vacation, filled with outdoor adventures like biking, swimming, thrill rides, and boating? Check out what the city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has in store for families who enjoy some adventure along with their relaxation. You’ll fall in love with the northwest after taking a dip in the majestic Lake Coeur d’Alene and relaxing alongside beautiful evergreen pines. 6 Reasons to Fall in Love with Coeur d’Alene Recently named one of the top fall foliage drives in America, the city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has beauty a plenty to entice those looking for an outdoor...

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Discover the Dinosaur Delights of Drumheller

Ready to step back in time and discover the age of dinosaurs? Then head to Drumheller, Alberta, Canada to get up close and personal with the gentle and ferocious beasts that roamed our planet millions of years ago. Explore and learn about the Triassic, Cretaceous, and Jurassic periods of dinosaurs in the Royal Tyrrell Museum, then venture out for your own expedition to search for fossils left from the Age of Reptiles. The Dinosaurs of Drumheller What is it about these funny-looking reptilian beasts that attract kids generation after generation? While dinosaurs are massive and ferocious, children are not...

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White River State Park: Live Music, Tigers and Baseball, Oh My!

From touchdowns to tigers, White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana has plenty of options for every visitor to explore. This great green space in the heart of downtown boasts world-class cultural and educational attractions, as well as trails, trees, and waterways that you would expect in a traditional park. Spread over 250 acres, White River State Park features a zoo, ballpark, IMAX theater, and more, making it a must see on your next journey through the Midwest. On a recent trip to Indianapolis I was amazed to discover that nestled in the heart of this booming metropolis was a 250-acre park...

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