Travel

Cairo: 7 Reasons To Visit Now

Cairo has been on our travel bucket list for years, but the timing was never right. The instability of the 2011 and 2013 revolutions felt too unpredictable and dangerous to take our young children. Egypt received ample negative publicity since 2011, but despite the turbulent past, we were excited to stop in Cairo on our 2018 trip to the Middle East and take in the…

Western Wall: The Heart of Jerusalem

At the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City is the Western Wall. This often called the Wailing Wall, but you will never hear a Jew use this name as it is considered highly offensive.  This name was coined by non-Jews who occupied Israel, mocking the pain of the Jews who wept at the Western Wall after the ancient Jewish Temple was destroyed by…

10 Best Places to Travel in 2019

People ALWAYS ask us what is the best place to travel. And our answer is always the same. Travel is so subjective. Each trip is so different, and it’s hard to compare a city destination with an adventure destination with a wonder of the world. Here are 10 places that blew our mind. I’d strongly recommend you try to carve out the time…

Top Ten Travel Tips

I’ve been traveling over 45 years. 26 years with hot hubby, and almost 18 years as a family. We’ve visited six continents and over 50 countries. I feel pretty confident we’ve learned some core travel tips along the way…

Petra: Five Reasons to Visit Now

Petra has been on our bucket list for years, but the timing never seemed quite right. There’s NO doubt in our minds why Petra is considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world after our recent visit!  We loved Petra! The pictures do not do it justice. Gorgeous. Impressive. I could go on and on. The site is much bigger than…

Top 5 Things to do in Munich Germany

I recently took my high school senior on a mother/son trip to Munich Germany.  He’s heading to college soon (sniff sniff…I’m not crying you’re crying), and since he first tasted champagne in Paris with me years ago, I thought it was only fitting to buy him his first beer in Munich.  (The drinking age in Europe…

Jerusalem: 7 inspiring Things To See

Jerusalem is perhaps (in my humble opinion) the holiest city in the world for Jews, Muslims and Christians.  It’s seeping with history and staggeringly beautiful. Our visit to Jerusalem was peaceful, with no aggression, concerns, and was quite different from the images often portrayed in the media. It’s extremely powerful and profound to see and feel the deep spirituality from people…

Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and say everyone knows Jesus was born in Bethlehem on December 25th.  Regardless of your beliefs, religion and culture, this sacred place is the essence of Christmas. Since we’d be in Israel in December, we knew we had to experience this ‘bucket-list’ moment and head to Manger Square for…

5 Reasons to Spend New Year’s Eve In Rejkjavik

Reykjavik is one of the top 10 places in the world to spend New Year’s Eve.  Although fireworks are almost expected on New Year’s Eve in capital cities, there’s a huge difference between fireworks in Iceland and other countries. It’s a display organized for the people, by the people, resulting in a massively disorganized event. Regulations on fireworks are…

Valparaiso Chile: Home to Amazing Street Art

Valparaiso Chile (or Valpo as the locals call it) is about a ninety minute drive from Santiago, and is the second largest city in Chile.  Valpo is a historical city nestled in the hills overlooking Chiles first major port.Street art is used here as a form of expression, both politically and socially, and wherever you turn in Valparaiso you see street art.  On the…