Friday, October 30, 2009


I was contacted a few weeks ago about participating in a virtual tour of Seattle for the Trekaroo KidsMobile.  I'd never heard of Trekaroo, so went to check it out and had a ton of fun writing short reviews of lots of fun sites here in Seattle and a few in other towns we've visited as well.  Since I had fun with the site, I agreed to participate in this newest stop on the KidsMobile journey- they've already stopped in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and now they're here!

Please go check out the Seattle stop on the KidsMobile- and think about posting some reviews on the site for places you've been with your family- it's super fast and easy and you can even earn Amazon, Starbucks or REI gift cards and enter for a chance to win an iPod nano!

So here's the Seattle stop- please take a minute and go check out my list and all the other lists here as well! 

Trekaroo’s growing community of families have pitched in with their votes for 2009. Here’s the verdict!
Seattle is also the hometown for some exceptional moms who are smart, savvy and in the know about what real moms love about Seattle.
Michelle Duffy, better known as Wandermom starts us off with a list of her favorite Seattle Parks and Playgrounds.  Wandermom is truly a travel guru!  Her active family of 4 manages to travel on a budget, spending much time hiking, diving and skiing around the world. She is also the co-author of “Wanderlust and Lipstick: Traveling with Kids“.  Her wealth of helpful tips can be found on her blog: Wandermom!

Carrie, a super energetic mom who lives in the heart of downtown Seattle knows the best Places to Visit with Young Kids in Seattle.  She is the voice behind – Growing a baby in Seattle.  Carrie reviews products and services that urban moms are interested in.  Her reviews are insightful and personable at the same time.  Get her take on some really cool stuff, afterall, Christmas is just around the corner.

Jill Dickinson brings us a list of Stores Moms and Kids love in Seattlewho are owned by Momprenuers.  Jill  knows a good idea when she sees it because she’s the author of a book in the writing called “How to Become a Mompreneur”. She has interviewed a multitude of successful mompreneurs, so if you’re toying with a great business idea yourself, head on over to her blog – mombite -  for some inspiration.

Hungry tummies = melt downs.  Mona knows Where to eat in Seattle with Kids In Tow.  Mona is the witty mom of a 3 year old and writes humorously about life as a full-time working mom on her blog – kirida.  Need a good laugh about your predicament as a mom, you could spend hours on her blog (I just did myself – you sucked me in, Mona!)

So where are the locals hanging out? Amy tips us off with  5 Lesser Known Pit Stops in and around the Seattle Area.  Her blog – Pit Stop for Kids – is filled with lots of helpful reviews about places to stop along various road trip routes around the country.  Her mantra:  Getting there should be half the fun!  We couldn’t agree more.

Other Resources for Chicago:

Next stop, the town where the Trekaroo founders first met -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Go Phillies!
KidsMobile_jumponThe Trekaroo KidsMobile is a blog carnival with a twist.  It’s designed to provide a unique opportunity for mom and dad bloggers to be featured on Trekaroo while
1) expressing their unique point of view
2) getting a web of link exchanges.
Join us for one of our next stopovers.