Books Reviews, Travel

100 Things to Do in Tacoma Before You Die book review

100 Things to Do in Tacoma Before You Die book review

Tacoma, Wa is south of Seattle and many of its popular spots surround the beautiful puget sound with views of the Olympic Mountains. The parks and eateries are known up and down the I-5 corridor in Washington state. This book, 100 Things to Do in Tacoma Before You Die just released September 1, 2022. Written by Peggy Cleveland, a local journalist you get the top spots to visit while in Tacoma.

I live near Tacoma and even I found some spots I have yet to try and are now on my list. I have never been to Copper & Salt or Incalmo at Chihuly’s Glass Museum and now I need to plan a trip. Fast find locations on the Table of Contents or turn pages by topics – food & drink, music & entertainment, sports & recreation, culture & history and shopping & fashion. This book is not limited on Tacoma only, she includes popular spots in neighboring cities as well.

The book is available now in book stores and on Amazon!

Healthy Living, Travel

Travel with the Magic Weighted Blanket for car and vacation anxieties

Known as the blanket that hugs you back, the Magic Weighted Blanket is a great anti-anxiety tool for those who are a bit nervous about travel. Whether in a car, RV or plane, this blanket offers the comfort of Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT). You can choose from a few styles. Maya, our Doodle loves the chenille!

From chenille to flannel, cool cotton and minky designs- they come in all kinds of sizes and colors. The Magic Weighted Blankets were designed by a Dad with inspiration from a car trip with his daughter in 1988 and today, weighted blankets have become a popular tool for some anxiety relief and better sleep.

Travel with the Magic Weighted Blanket for car and vacation anxieties

The blankets are machine washable and dryer friendly so keeping it clean is easy. I can see families keeping a blanket at home, in the car and in the RV. This blanket will surely calm and relax anyone who uses it and provide warmth and security. Shop the Magic Weighted Blankets today.

Father's Day, Travel

The NOMATIC Toiletry Bag is designed to ensure your toiletries stay protected

The NOMATIC Toiletry Bag is designed to ensure your toiletries stay protected

This is not a general toiletry bag that Dad will enjoy. This is a highly functional bag with purposeful design Dad will love! The NOMATIC Toiletry Wash Bag for travel keeps all of your travel necessities together in a waterproof storage case. You can feel the quality right away!

durable toiletry bag

This bag comes in 2 sizes – small and large (standard). It includes a hanging strap as well. It is very well made to stay compact and even has a dedicated toothbrush compartment. Even when I load essentials, it stays compact for easy packing.

Nomatic travel bags

I also love the visible pockets inside. I can see what I need and get to it easily. You can hang with the bag open or shut. Cleaning is very easy as the material used makes it easy to wipe off residue. All zippers are have a pull string. This would also make a great bag for carrying medical supplies like diabetes supplies, etc. This is because the compartments have great proportions for small items.

travel bag stays dry

Nomatic has many great backpacks and travel accessories. This NOMATIC Toiletry Wash Bag for Travel is available on Amazon. You can head over to the NOMATIC website for great gift ideas!


Tips on Packing for Kids on a Vacation

Are you getting ready for a family vacation? If you have kids, you know that packing for them can be a challenge. You want to make sure that they have everything they need, but you don’t want to take too much and end up lugging around heavy suitcases. That’s why we’ve put together this checklist of clothes to take for kids on a vacation. Follow these tips on packing for kids and your trip will be much more enjoyable!

What to Pack?

The first question you need to ask yourself is what to pack. You’ll want to get a good ratio of clothes that can be mixed and matched. A good idea is to take several toddler boys graphic tees from The Trendy Toddlers that can be worn for any occasion. This way, your child will have plenty of options without taking up too much space in your suitcase. Moreover, you don’t want to overpack or under pack, so aim for one outfit per day, plus a few extras in case of spills or accidents.

Tips on Packing for Kids on a Vacation

Pack Onesies

Onesies are always a good idea when packing for kids. They are comfortable, easy to put on and take off, and can be layered if necessary. Plus, they come in a variety of cute designs that your child is sure to love.

Always Have Swim Gear

If you’re going on a trip that involves any kind of water – whether it’s the beach, a pool, or even just a water park – make sure to take swim gear for your child. This should include a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, and any other necessary items.

Only Take One Set of PJs

You might be tempted to take several sets of pajamas for your child, but trust us – one is really all you need. Kids are usually pretty good at sleeping in whatever they wear, so there’s no need to overpack.

Bring Outerwear

Depending on your destination, you might need to take outerwear for your child. If you’re going somewhere cold, make sure to bring a coat, hat, and gloves. If you’re going to a sunny location, pack a sun hat and sunglasses.

Keep Warm

If you’re traveling in a cold climate, it’s important to keep your child warm. Take extra blankets, sweaters, and hats to make sure your child stays comfortable. In this case, layering is the best option. Thus, you might want to consider taking a few onesies.

Make It Fun

Finally, don’t forget to make packing fun for your child. Let them help you choose which clothes to take, and let them pack their own bag if they’re old enough. This will make the whole process more enjoyable for everyone involved.

We hope this checklist helps you pack for your next vacation. Just remember to keep it simple and have fun! What are your tips for traveling with kids? Share them with us in the comments below! Happy travel!