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What Every Breast Cancer Survivor Wishes You Knew

April 29th is just another day for most people, however for me it is filled with crazy emotions. Two years ago my life and body changed forever when I had two cancerous tumors removed, both breasts, and 13 lymph nodes. I am grateful for each day that I get to walk on this earth, however, I will never be the same again. I mean it…

Tips for Visiting the Taj Mahal, India

We arrived in Delhi to incredible humid heat, crowds, and thick dust. June is the low season to visit Asia, and the front end of monsoon season, but we barely saw rain at all…

Five Travel Book That Won’t Disappoint

These books are practically falling apart at my house, and have been read many times over as we dream, plan, and long for our next family adventure.  Hopefully this list will inspire you to plan an adventure of your own…

10 Reasons to Visit Bhutan with Kids

10 reasons to visit Bhutan with kids. We took the scariest flight we have ever taken from Kathmandu into Paro, Bhutan.
We immediately realized Bhutan was a very special place with it’s amazing topography of mountains, forests, rivers, clean air and small population.
Bhutan is the last Himalayan Buddhist kingdom and is sequestered at 2,000m above sea level, has 73% forest cover and…

World’s Scariest Airport: Paro, Bhutan

I was less than thrilled to board a tiny prop plane for our 45 minute flight from Kathmandu to Paro, the international airport of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Drukair operates in an alpine environment with a small fleet, and delays often occur due to weather or other operational issues…

6 Ways to Create Global Children

For better or worse (especially in this political climate) the citizens of the world have formed opinions on US citizens.  Our message to our children is simple. They are ambassadors for the United States. They must behave in a way that makes your country proud…

Should You Buy Travel Insurance?

When should you purchase travel insurance and when do you not really need it…

5 Reasons to Visit Machu Picchu with Kids

We woke at 5.30am, caught the train and rode the 4hr journey to Aguas Caliente.   The boys were crabby and not super excited to be woken early, but the sun and excitement soon began to kick in – we were traveling to legendary Machu Picchu with our kids! We boarded the Peru Rail Expedition train and found our seats surprisingly decent. The scenery was…

3 Things You Need to Know About Traveling Nepal With Kids

Our summer adventure finally arrived after tons of research, lists, and checking them twice! We were traveling all over Nepal with kids, and heading from Los Angeles to Kathmandu via Guangzhou, China. Our layover was just long enough to sample the most delicious dim sum for breakfast. The flight into Kathmandu was simply breathtaking with panoramic views of the Himalayas from both sides of the plane. We landed, picked up our Nepalese visa (you’ll save a ton of time if you complete the paperwork online first), and collected our luggage. 

5 reasons to take your kids to third world countries

Our traveling circus hit the road in June, and this time we were headed to Nepal, Bhutan and India. I’m often asked why we choose third world countries, and I always think that’s an interesting question. I mean doesn’t everyone want to visit everywhere in the world in no particular order?!?!?!  Turns out that no they don’t! Sitting on the plane…