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 and faces were carved, or how these massive statues were transported around the island. Here are some really interesting and cool Moai…

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…

Swimming with Sharks and Sting Rays in Moorea, Tahiti

Discover the untouched beauty of Moorea with kids. It’s the hidden gem of French Polynesia. It’s a simply stunning island near Tahiti… Visit with your kids, swim with sharks, and feed some stingrays, too…

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer…What Now?

My world as I knew it changed on March 27, 2015. I was a 43-year-old mom of two very active boys, wife of 17 years to Hot Hubby, active, non-smoker, with no family history of cancer. We work hard and play hard. Perfect right? Turns out that none of that mattered when I was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer.
After my diagnosis…

Christ the Redeemer: Five Interesting Facts

Christ the Redeemer is on the bucket list of many travelers, and some might find it daunting to visit with small children…. nope, not us, we didn’t think twice about taking our traveling circus to see this sacred statue. Here are some interesting facts about Christ the Redeemer…