Northwest Kid Trips is a family-travel guidebook with a twist: It presents information on four major Northwest cities - Seattle, Portland, Victoria B.C. and Vancouver B.C. - with a focus on family-friendly, high-quality venues and experiences that have a uniquely Northwest flavor. With humor, a sense of adventure, and sensitivity to family-budget issues, Shinn guides travelers through four vibrant Northwest cities, presenting itineraries and options that are uniquely geared for families with children in tow. With engaging language and an accessible, easy-to-thumb format, Shinn lays out the best of each city's 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.