August 2017

The Best Things To Do In Delhi, India With Kids

We visited Delhi with kids for the final leg of our summer 2017 adventure in Nepal and Bhutan. 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)!

The Magic of Tuk-Tuks…

5 Amazing Reasons to Visit Beijing 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…

Shark Diving in Cape Town: 11 Things to Know

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 … Read…

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…

Visit Hong Kong With Kids in 48 Hours

Hong Kong is a mixture of old and new, east and west. It is a fascinating city with delicious dim sum, floating islands, and an incredible skyline. Only have 2 days to spend in Hong Kong on a layover? Here are the 5 best things to do in Hong Kong with kids if you only have 48 hours…

11 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 the real facts about the Moai are only known by Rapa Nui locals. It’s still unknown today exactly why these giant heads were carved, or how these massive stones were transported around the island. Here are some really interesting Moai facts we learned…

5 Reasons to Visit Easter Island With Kids

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

10 Lessons Learned From Breast Cancer

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…