adventure

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…

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…

Visit the Taj Mahal, It’s Life-Changing!

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 Books 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…

Should You Buy Travel Insurance for Family Trips?

When should you purchase travel insurance for a family trip, and when do you not really need travel insurance? Let’s consider both options for trips and family vacations…

Visit Machu Picchu: It will change your life

It was finally the day we were going to visit Machu Picchu! 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 &hellip…

Visit Nepal with Kids: 3 Great Places to See

Discover the wonders of Nepal with kids. From the stunning Himalayan views to the warm Nepalese hospitality, this family-friendly adventure will create memories to last a lifetime…

5 Reasons to Travel to Developing Countries with Kids

Our traveling circus is hitting the road again, and this time we’re headed to Nepal, Bhutan and India. I’m often asked why we travel to developing countries with kids, 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…

There’s More to the UK than London!

Our plan was to visit the UK to spend time with family, then head to Jordan. Petra has been on our bucket list for a while, and after much research, we were ready to visit. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. A terrorist attack prompted the US Embassy to warn US citizens against traveling to Jordan, and reluctantly we postponed the trip.
We were…