August 2017

Ten Things To Do In Delhi India

We visited Delhi India for the final leg of our summer 2017 adventure. It felt as though we’d been on the road for ages, yet we were all eager to see what Delhi had to offer. We checked into the hotel and walked around the local neighborhood looking for food (see a pattern here)! That evening we decided to take a tuk-tuk ride…

5 Things to do in Beijing China with Kids

After a ton of research, we were ready to see the best of Beijing! We had our smog masks and hand sanitizers ready. However, I don’t think any amount of research could have prepared us for the smog, the intense traffic congestion, and the number of people in Beijing spitting on the ground.  In fact you need to be very very comfortable with your…

8 things to know before Shark Diving in Cape Town

We debated shark cage diving for an upcoming South Africa trip. The boys desperately wanted to do it, and the mom voice in my head said ‘are you f-ing crazy?!?’ Regardless, at our family meeting, I was outvoted and we had shark cage diving as a line item on our South African itinerary.  Read what happened…

5 Things to Do after a Cancer Diagnosis

1.  Get multiple opinions and choose your breast surgeon wisely When I received my cancer diagnosis, I needed to quickly find a breast surgeon and reconstructive surgeon. I reached out to friends who had traveled this journey, friends in the medical industry, and of course the internet. I felt fortunate to live in a city with some of the best medical care in the world…

8 reasons Tavarua Island will steal your heart

We’re often asked what our favorite place is we’ve visited, and it’s so hard to answer… there are the city trips, the wonders of the world, the exotic trips…. BUT…. If you had one place to visit in your lifetime and asked me where to go…. I’d absolutely tell you to RUN not walk to our heart shaped heaven, Tavarua Island…

Hong Kong in 48 hours With Kids

We had 48 hours in Hong Kong on our way to Cambodia, and wanted to be sure we hit the ground running with a productive plan.  Hong Kong is such a mixture of old and new, east and west, it makes for a fascinating city visit with delicious dim sum, floating islands, and an incredible skyline. It’s a full assault on your senses…

Ten Cool Facts About Easter Island’s Moai Statues

The mystery surrounding Easter Island’s massive Moai statues is what brings most visitors.  There are many theories, but it is still unknown today exactly why they were carved or how these massive stones were transported around the island. 1. The Moai statues on Easter Island all face inward Legend has it that the Polynesian people who built the Moai – the Rapa Nui…

5 Reasons to Visit Easter Island Now

We knew visiting the Moai sites on Easter Island would be breathtaking, however, seeing them in person was truly a spiritual experience…

10 Things Breast Cancer Taught Me

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I never dreamed it would all be so complicated. I also didn’t realize I’d have to make decisions that would affect my ‘survival rate’ or ‘cancer recurrence rate.’ I thought a team of doctors would tell me what to do. Everybody I met had a different opinion, and ultimately, I had to…

Mastectomy: What You Can Expect

So I was just given a cancer diagnosis … now what? After receiving my breast cancer diagnosis in late March, I quickly scheduled consults with breast and reconstructive surgeons. I needed to remove these vile, growing, tumors, STAT! I wanted multiple opinions, and as I quickly discovered, there wasn’t a ‘one size fits all’ to breast cancer. I’d need to remove the tumors, have…