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Northwest Kid Trips: Portland, Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver

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Synopsis:

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 citys 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.

Synopsis:

With humor, a sense of adventure, and sensitivity to family-budget issues,

About 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780982345436
Author:
Shinn, Lora
Publisher:
Parentmap
Author:
Lora Shinn
Subject:
Special Interest - Family
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Washington
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Oregon
Subject:
Family Travel
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-General Travel
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Washington
Subject:
Travel-Children
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
Travel-US Pacific Northwest
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.56x5.58x.38 in. .54 lbs.

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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 citys 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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