Northwest Kid Trips: Portland, Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver

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With humor, a sense of adventure, and sensitivity to family-budget issues, author Lora Shinn guides travelers through four vibrant Northwest cities, presenting itineraries and options that are uniquely geared for families with children in tow. Northwest Kid Trips uses engaging language and an accessible, easy-to-thumb format, Shinn lays out the best of each city’s options for sleeping, eating and sightseeing – then piles on fun facts about locations, including nicknames, movies and books, etc. Unlike other guide ...

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Overview

With humor, a sense of adventure, and sensitivity to family-budget issues, author Lora Shinn guides travelers through four vibrant Northwest cities, presenting itineraries and options that are uniquely geared for families with children in tow. Northwest Kid Trips uses engaging language and an accessible, easy-to-thumb format, Shinn lays out the best of each city’s options for sleeping, eating and sightseeing – then piles on fun facts about locations, including nicknames, movies and books, etc. Unlike other guide books, Northwest Kid Trips offers optional side "escapes” or day trips, so families can maximize their fun and travel budgets with a side trip to the San Juan Islands or the Oregon Coast, for example.  This book focuses on the quirky, intimate and kid-approved experiences that make for a memorable – and uniquely Northwest – vacation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982345436
  • Publisher: ParentMap
  • Publication date: 4/5/2010
  • Pages: 159
  • Sales rank: 794,306
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Lora Shinn is an award-winning freelance writer and the author of more than 200 magazine articles in national publications. She lives in Seattle.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Planning Your Trip
When to Go Where Saving Money Sample NW routes: 3 Days, 5 Days, 7 Days, 14 Days with Maps Facts at a Glance U.S. Holidays Canadian Holidays Measurements Phone Calls Currency and Spending Money Taxes Child Car Seat Regulations Entry into the U.S.
Entry into Canada Temperatures Packing for Kids

2. Portland
Planning Your Trip Itinerary: 1 Day, 2 Days, 5 Days, 7 Days Sample Itineraries for Families by Type: Active, Cultural,
Foodie, History, and by Age Five Things You Must Do in Portland Travel Information Famous Portlanders Calendar of Events Safety Portland Nicknames Getting There Getting Around Essentials: Medical Contact Info, Laundry, Pharmacies Downtown/Pearl: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Alberta: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Mississippi: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Hawthorne: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Sellwood: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Around Town: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Escape: Cannon Beach and Astoria: Do, Play, Eat, Shop

3. Seattle
Planning Your Trip Itinerary: 1 Day, 2 Days, 5 Days, 7 Days.
Sample Itineraries for Families by Type: Active, Cultural,
Foodie, History, and by Age Five Things You Must Do in Seattle Travel Information Famous Seattle Calendar of Events Safety Seattle Nicknames Getting There

Getting Around Essentials: Medical Contact Info, Laundry, Pharmacies Downtown: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Ballard: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Phinney and Greenwood: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Fremont: Do, Play, Eat, Shop West Seattle: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Around Town: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Escape: Bainbridge Island: Do, Play, Eat, Shop

4. Vancouver
Planning Your Trip Itinerary: 1 Day, 2 Days, 5 Days, 7 Days.
Sample Itineraries for Families by Type: Active,
Cultural, Foodie, History, and by Age Five Things You Must Do in Vancouver Travel Information Famous Vancouverites Calendar of Events Safety Vancouver Nicknames Getting There Getting Around Essentials: Medical Contact Info, Laundry, Pharmacies Downtown and Chinatown: Do, Play, Eat, Shop,Sleep Granville Island: Do, Play, Eat, Shop,Sleep Kitsilano: Do, Play, Eat, Shop,Sleep Main: Do, Play, Eat, Shop The Drive: Do, Play, Eat, Shop About and Around Vancouver: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Escape: Whistler: Do, Play, Eat, Shop

5. Victoria
Planning Your Trip Itinerary: 1 Day, 2 Days, 5 Days, 7 Days.
Sample Itineraries for Families by Type: Active,
Cultural, Foodie, History, and by Age Five Things You Must Do in Victoria Travel Information Famous Victorians Calendar of Events Safety Victoria Nicknames Getting There Getting Around Essentials: Medical Contact Info, Laundry, Pharmacies Inner Harbour: Do, Play, Eat, Shop,Sleep Downtown: Do, Play, Eat, Shop,Sleep Fort St. and Oak Bay: Do, Play, Eat, Shop,Sleep Around Town: Do, Play, Eat, Shop Escape: San Juan Island: Do, Play, Eat, Shop

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