My latest article, Plan a STEM Spring Break: Head to the Tri-Cities for science and fun, is out now in March/April issue of 425 Magazine and the April/May issue of South Sound Magazine.
I’ve generally been lucky when I travel with my family. I think the many choices we have for destinations in the beautiful Pacific Northwest have a lot to do with that. There’s nothing so disheartening for travel-loving moms as groans and foot-dragging during a lovingly planned family getaway that just falls flat.
With that in mind, I was looking for a trip to engage my science-loving twins. I hear a lot about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as a focus for school-age kids, and I wondered if I could find an interesting destination for an experiential travel piece.
We had a great time exploring and learning together, and I got to flex my scene and dialogue muscles a bit, too. Most of all, this was a personal story, one that I described to my editor as a love letter to my babies. That’s the real reason I write about family travel, no matter where we go.
Check it out now.