Name: Nolan (1)
Location: Crater Lake, Oregon
Favorite Family-Friendly Place To See or Thing To Do Here: Nature. We could be outside for hours and still have things to do, including biking and hiking and just being outside in the sunshine. The climate in this state is so very diverse.
Best Tip for Traveling with Kids: Look into vacation home rentals. We were able to have our own "vaca" when Nolan went to bed (grill out, drink wine). And be flexible with the schedule. Its vacation and the kids are in a weird place.
Favorite Way to Make it Feel Like Home: Books and little cars for him. Otherwise, he was quite content playing with spoons and spatulas.
An Item you MUST Take With You While Traveling: When going on a scenic vaca, we packed ourselves minimally (we could do laundry) so that we could fit the B.O.B. jogging stroller in the car as we tooled around the state (we checked it when we flew). It was able to handle different terrain much better than an umbrella. Nolan was much more comfortable on the ride and it made it easier on us.